mobbsie Posted July 10, 2015 Share #1 Posted July 10, 2015 Hi Guys, This log is about the repair and improvement ( I hope ) of the Thames Barge Edme. Edme started out as the Barge Will Everard but was cut down and the boat was mostly a scratch build. Damage occurred during pre-season cleaning and redecorating of the museum, she was dragged from a table by a dust sheet. The damage is mostly to the Masts and Rigging and although annoying at the time it has allowed me to correct a few mistakes. What has made me angry was the need to reduce the visual damage by bending a metal Cross Tree around the main mast, this particular piece could have been used again but not any more, as if that wasn't bad enough string was also wound around the mast and what appears to be about half a bottle of CA poured over the top. Originally Edme didn't have a stand, she was just free standing but I have now made a stand for her which I hope compliments the boat. The first series of pictures will show Edme pre damage and it will show evidence of my inexperience in boat building. This is one of my major mistakes, The Edme only has 3 shrouds, here I have 4 Now we have a few pics of the damage, I'll let you make your own minds up on these. The pictorial story goes a lame from here on, progress made wasn't fully documented and so will have some large gaps. As stated most of the damage was with the masts and rigging so the old has been removed, the first thing I wanted to do was to make a stand for her. Here I covered the hull with cling film and using modelling clay to give me a profile, the stand was started. Using MDF the uprights were cut out and Beech laminate glued on, a few clamps, believe me there is an upright in there somewhere. Both upright are now laminated, they just need to be cleaned up. The completed stand, again the base is MDF with a Beech Laminate and double coated with POLY, the cradles were covered with the fibre part of Velcro, they were then drilled and dowel glued in place. Edme now has a nice ? new stand That's enough for now, I will post further updates shortly. I do hope this all makes sense. Be Good mobbsie GrandpaPhil, mtaylor, flyer and 12 others 15 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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