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Wooden Thames Sailing Barge

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Anne Cadwallader11/01/2021 17:27:16
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I am happy to give my Father's beloved Thames Sailing Barge to anyone who could offer it a good home. Please respond so I can provide my email address privately and arrange collection or how to get it to you safely. It's important to me that the receiver genuinely wants the boat which my Father cherished. Annedads thames sailing barge.jpg

ashley needham12/01/2021 11:05:23
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Hi Anne. You are not alone in trying to get unused and cherished boats to a new home.

It may help if you were say roughly where you live, as it’s no good someone fancying the boat if you are in Cornwall and they are in Scotland.

I myself have recently “rescued” a large destroyer, which fortunately lived a mere 8 miles away from me.


Kev.W12/01/2021 11:13:24
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I would like to help this boat survive, but as Ashley states, it depends where it is currently berthed, if by chance it is anywhere within 50 miles of Lincoln, I would be willing to collect or meet & give her a new home.


Just finished my latest 'rescue', it's now awaiting sea trials.


Edited By Kip Woods on 12/01/2021 11:18:07

Anne Cadwallader12/01/2021 11:48:09
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Well, I can beat all that as I live in Belfast! I would imagine postage or delivery of some kind from here would be prohibitively expensive, although I would be happy to pay a reasonable amount. I'll go and check to find out what kind of charge there would be to get it to the Lincoln area and let you know here. I do occasionally travel to GB (Harwich) by road and ferry so the best thing might be to wait until then, although Covid means this could be later in 2021.

Colin Bishop12/01/2021 11:59:01
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Safely packing and delivering a model like that by courier would be very risky.


Anne Cadwallader12/01/2021 12:54:40
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Thanks for the warning.

Kev.W12/01/2021 15:05:55
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I would hate to think what damage would occur in the hands of a courier, plus the cost would be an 'arm & a leg'.

If someone nearer you took up the offer it would be better, but if not, I could meet you somewhere near Leicester, on your visit to Harwich later in the year if your route takes you near there.

I really would advise against letting a third party transport it.

Colin Bishop12/01/2021 15:18:41
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Yes, as Kip says, assume that you have to pack it securely enough to withstand being dropped, tossed around or crushed under other packages. Impossible really. Also insurance is useless as if it does get damaged, who will mend it? All you would get is a nominal payout.

Much better to wait until you can deliver it yourself.


Ray Wood 212/01/2021 16:10:24
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Hi Anne,

Are there any Maritime Heritage Museums in Northern Ireland who would be glad to put it on display ?

I have passed on various old family railway artifacts to preserved railways, saves my kids putting them in the skip !!

Kind Regards


neil howard-pritchard25/03/2021 20:05:21
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hello Anne...........i dont want it myself, but if you know anyone who sails regularly on the Stena line ships from Belfast to either Heysham or Liverpool and could bring it over, i would pick it up from either of those two ports for the cost of fuel from fleetwood and then store it until someone wants it...........if that is any good to anyone.

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