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tomarack29/09/2020 23:02:20
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Edited By tomarack on 29/09/2020 23:08:50

tomarack29/09/2020 23:03:01
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Long yard as it is, next to it is tsb Gusty Cat

Edited By tomarack on 29/09/2020 23:07:07

Ray Wood 206/10/2020 18:46:42
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Hi All,

Portlight is in the paint shop now and a start has been made with the mast & top mast being prepared.

Regards Rayimg_20201004_185605.jpg

Ray Wood 210/10/2020 18:36:59
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Hi All,

I made a small discovery today, I thought wrongly as it happens that it was only our model barges that used extensions to the rudder to sail, but this sketch is contained in Sailorman a 1933 book by E G Martin in which he recalls his experiences as mate of the Vigilant, finding this book made my day 😀😎👍

Regards Rayimg_20201010_181452.jpg

Dave Sansom10/10/2020 19:24:58
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That's amazing

Please put it on the AMBO Facebook page

Regards Dave

tomarack11/10/2020 14:47:48
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I did not expect such a design possibility,despite having at home a few books about tsb.


Ray Wood 224/10/2020 20:36:23
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Hi All,

Back onto Portlight now getting close to rigging, must buy some deadeyes from my local boat shop at Chatham dockyard tomorrow , only 5 months to launch 👍😎😀

Regards Rayimg_20201023_171335.jpg

Bob Abell25/10/2020 09:31:18
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Looking very nice, Ray

I like the matching colour scheme........Is it authentic?


Ray Wood 225/10/2020 12:50:47
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Hello Bob,

Good to see your back 👍

This the only photo I have of her sailing, but she is laid up at Maldon in a mud berth and in grey primer last time I saw her a month ago minus her rig, as she is steel construction I guess she is safe for the future.

Regards Rayimg_20201025_094052.jpg

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