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Dawn Pearl back in the water

  • Owner: Angus Grant (View all images and albums)
  • Uploaded: Apr 01 2012 06:54 PM
  • Camera: Research In Motion BlackBerry 9300
  • Taken: 2012:03:31 14:06:32
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  • Category: Scotland
Dawn Pearl back in the water

They held her on the crane for a while till she had taken up a bit

    You'll be glad she's back in the wet zone then!


    Angus Grant
    Apr 02 2012 04:01 AM
    its where she belongs

    Jay Cresswell
    Apr 02 2012 12:27 PM
    looking v smart!
    varnished bulwarks?

    Hugh Paterson
    Apr 02 2012 05:36 PM
    Very nice were a few weeks behind u but plodding along

    Angus Grant
    Apr 02 2012 06:37 PM
    You can see the larch planking for the bulwarks stacked on top of the mast - ran out of time. Once I have her at her berth I will keep on going with the bulwarks. As you can see they need planked, stringers fitted name boards etc etc. Should keep me going for a while but will not stop me from using her

    Angus Grant
    Apr 02 2012 06:43 PM
    I have been following your progress Hugh. There is a lot of surface area to cover on these boats and it takes a while just to get a coat on them. They are a lot slower to paint than yachts due to their patina which takes a good deal of working away with the brush and roller just to make sure you have all the craters filled with paint.

    Jay Cresswell
    Apr 05 2012 02:45 PM
    It will keep you out of mischief (and you Hugh)
    I'm glad I bought a Hillyard instead of caving into temptation
    The Management put her foot down, so that was that  ... and I guess she'ss right (unfortunately)

    Hugh Paterson
    Apr 05 2012 10:16 PM
    We only took on The Gem because the "mangement" Carol and Val prefered the space available below to the smaller boats we were mulling over.....jesus when will I ever stop to take stock and stop agreeing with everything my wife says?? I should have put my foot down....too late now

    Jay Cresswell
    Apr 06 2012 03:48 PM
    I remember the Gem when she was nearly new. The 60s into the 70s was a brilliant time for Alex Noble especially ... all bonny boats. Now so few left

    I take my hat off to you; she's a hefty beast of a boat to get back into trim. She used to have a 200hp Gardner; what's she got now?

    Hugh Paterson
    Apr 06 2012 05:45 PM
    Its a Cummins NT855M Jay sounds sweet, had a wee bit o work done on it and more to do nothing that fazes me yet though