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  1. Well finally got icebreaker on sale with boatshed we can hopefully get on with Elusive now that she is in the shed, Only 8wks behind schedule and requiring 180ft of new timbe. More pics to follow next week I hope. Paul Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  2. You are right the only real difference between the two is the 38 is slightly wider in the bilge giving a different keel profile and they where encapsulated but not really a y faster as the same waterline length at 26 foot.. Icebreaker completed the 77 Fasnet and the North sea race, so needless to say when I bought her she was in need of big refit. Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  3. I remember passing Lowestoft but 5 wks later ready for a beer Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  4. Not long since purchased Elusive, our second project . Our first boat, Icebreaker an Ohlson 35 lying in Grimsby after a million miles of sailing having crossed Biscay 10 times is up for sale now so just hope she fiends a someone to have fun with. As for our old woody, now completely back to bare ready to go back into full varnish.Mast ready and 8 coats of varnish and standing rigging being replaced next week. Spent half of this week stripping out Interior, all sole boards up some to be replaced , engine fully serviced but fuel tank half full of brown diesel so got that to pump out.Finaly spent 2 hours scraping and scrubbing then vacuamed all the crap out ready for going into the shed and new planks, got to RIP out all that white Larch, no place on a Mahogany boat.More pics to follow Paul Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  5. Thanks Tim, and cant wait for the new rd ourselves, living in Canwick is a pain getting in and out of the village.Hope we may get the chance to meet sometime and compare projects. We still have a 35ft yacht in Gy ,just going up for sale on Boatshed this week. Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  6. Hi all and sorry for the delay in continuing my last post, but we at last got started on our new boat Elusive. 9 new planks to replace as a earlier owner had Larch instead of Mahogany, must have saved about 5 Bob so now will be ripped out.. Got started last week and stripped the topside paint back to bare wood and started sanding, did it by hand in 2days with a hot gun and Scarston scaper, just 2 of us. Boat goes into Cox's shed after bank hol , new planks and splines topside Epoxy coated and back into varnish. We shall be in the yard over the next long weekend completing final paint and antifoul strip,pop in and say hello if your passing. Regards Paul and Ann Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  7. Hi all,jus,t to introduce myself and say hello, great to see so many restoration projects going on.Have just finished my sea going project and decided to buy a Broads gentleman's yacht.Purchased fron two people whe sailed he for 10yrs ish and kept her in good shape until 2017 when being .laid up in Cox's yard, Barton Turf. So am now the new owner of Elusive a 34ft gaffer built in 1933 by Barnhams. Hope to have her back in the water in June all being well, depending on how quick they can get her in the shed for new planks. Am from the Lincoln area so not far from Wroxham and hope to meet with other members soon. Paul Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
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