Uffa King - N382 'Alarm' on e-bay

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Uffa King - N382 'Alarm' on e-bay

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Re: Uffa King - N382 'Alarm' on e-bay

Post by Ed » Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:17 am

A very worthy restoration.

I can almost hear Gary's mind ticking over...the ent must be almost finished by now.. :lol:

Pity they cut transom flaps....but there you go.

Someone should really try to buy this one.

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Re: Uffa King - N382 'Alarm' on e-bay

Post by Garry R » Mon Sep 14, 2009 11:06 am

Noooooooooooo!!! Not so much "Alarm" as "Alarm Bells"!!

It looks as if this would be the very typical "60 year old brush" syndrome. 4 new heads and 3 new handles. And the cost would be way above the value (as they all are) but in this case hugely. No mast spoken of, no sails, no rigging - and to be worth it a wooden mast to do it properly. Loads of tingles = loads of cracked planks already. There are challenges and hopeless cases so I'll stick with Secret Water and Gannet thanks. I'll leave it to a braver man.

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Post by Ed » Mon Sep 14, 2009 11:22 am

You might well be right!

Still....the N12 site does mention mast and all other kit...so it may be around.

Totally understand your reservation though.

I have promised myself....never another ribbed clinker boat....not even with crushed walnut shells!!

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Post by Ancient Geek » Mon Sep 14, 2009 11:28 am

I gather that Almond stones have replaced walnut shells now! Same effect.
Wasn't this Stewart Morris's Nat 12? Named after his Int 14 of the same name.
Simples.

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Post by JimC » Mon Sep 14, 2009 12:15 pm

Ancient Geek wrote:I gather that Almond stones have replaced walnut shells now!
In my search for walnut blast cleaning I contacted a distributor of the stuff, who tells me that its "very specialised" but they're going to check their customer list for me to see who uses the stuff...

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Post by Michael Brigg » Mon Sep 14, 2009 3:45 pm

a former owner that carried out some minor restoration work to the decks back in the 50's. He was so pleased with his work that he had a solid gold nail crafted at a local jewellers shop and hammered it in the foredeck - where it remains to this day.
Isn't there a film about the salvage of an old wreck to get the gold bullion hidden in the hold? "Raise the Titanic or something?

Image

This might make rather a good trophy to be presented at the National rally.

"The Restoration Nail"

A solid golden nail recovered from "Alarm" still in it's original plank. :lol:

(The winner constructs his restoration around this historical remnant, in the manner of a retrieval of the Dinasaur species in Jurracic park, from fragments of DNA in fossilsed mosquitos!)
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Post by chris » Mon Sep 14, 2009 6:56 pm

Where's Jonathan?
I would be sad to see this go. If it's any encouragement It doesn't look worse than Merlin 36 was.

I have a wooden mast from N12 I will happily donate to the restoration project.
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Post by highburyal » Sat Sep 19, 2009 12:46 am

Surely got to worth a punt at 99p, firewood costs more than that! Already got N941 awaiting attention or I'd have a go, notwithstanding lack of traler or towbar at present.

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Re: Uffa King - N382 'Alarm' on e-bay

Post by chris » Mon Sep 21, 2009 8:45 am

Glad to see someone has taken this on.....

and if you want a decent wooden mast just ask.

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