Guest Posted June 22, 2012 Share Posted June 22, 2012 Hello folks ,Well I am now starting the s.o.j. project ,it had been put on hold due to work commitments and lack of funds,so I have had to try and come up with a solution to fund the project ,so here goes...... Song of Joy is a 36ft cruiser built in 1936 by george and sons boat boatyard in wroxham,she has a wooden hull and top construction of I believe pitch pine,I bought her in 2008 for seven hundred pounds, She is in a very bad state of repair , most of the hull is rotten in fact most of the boat is in this condition and requires a complete restoration/rebuild, most have said it is a crazy idea as she is in such a state (they all own steel or plastic and do not have the love for wooden boats) . Now a little about me,my name is lee, I have been restoring classic wooden boats for several years working and being trained by tom of fine wooden boats in huntingdon,he is regarded as the no 1 in classic boat restoration and has restored many classic rivas ,one which was finished last year was shown and won the top award (gold) at the henley on thames regatta ,we also restored a broads cruiser called nymph(planked one side),and a branhams(cant remember her name)which tom bought to live on and was in a similar condition to s.o.j ,all my work is to the very highest standards I will be posting photos shortly. So the idea I have come up with to fund the project is this.... I am writing to companies that advertise in marine magazines and also local companies situated around the great river ouse were I am based to ask about the possibility of sponsorship,I have decided that once restored any sponsors will be given (depending on the amount donated)several footage of each plank upon which I will place advertising such as their web address etc on the hull for the first two years until she is repainted and anti fouled(the hull will be painted the rest will be highly polished varnished wood),then the hull will be stripped and varnished. I am also going to have a brass plaque placed in the cockpit with the names of any company who donates over 500 pounds which will remain there. I have had some good responses one being the offer to apply to johnston knox insurers as they run a restoration fund. If any one has any other ideas I am open to suggestions(except dont do it lol) So in the next few days I will upload all the photos I have and will keep you updated of my progress namste lee Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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