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Like a herd of abandoned pups in a shelter.

Makes me wish I'd win the $400 million lottery,- I'd buy the yard, post a note on some forums asking for wood-crazies like me to go over & rehab them all, documenting all the way. The Ghost Fleet sails again!

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Dibs on this one - I really like this bow!

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Dylan would you mind post it over on the wooden boat forum? Lots of love for them there.

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Tip: When a wood boat has ivy growing over it, it's DONE.

More confirmation that a good looking British boat is an aberration. How that nation ever came to rule the waves is a mystery to me.

I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
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Tip: When a wood boat has ivy growing over it, it's DONE.

More confirmation that a good looking British boat is an aberration. How that nation ever came to rule the waves is a mystery to me.
Jaysus sloop, that's a bit harsh.

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Thanks for posting those boatyard photos dylan.
Sadly, some of the shallow, bleach bottle sailors here do not appreciate the beauty, dashed dreams and ingenuity that these old hulks represent.
I still find them quite interesting even in their current state of decay.
I agree, but then again I have been known to just wander around in junk yards especially when they were filled with British sports cars. Of course most of those old British sports cars rusted so bad, there was not enough metal to make it worth it for them to crush them and sell it for scrap!
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I agree, but then again I have been known to just wander around in junk yards especially when they were filled with British sports cars. Of course most of those old British sports cars rusted so bad, there was not enough metal to make it worth it for them to crush them and sell it for scrap!
I had a British AJS Stormer motorcycle a long time ago. I have heard that British cars also leaked oil on the show room floor, when they made them.

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That post #1 is truly a field of broken dreams..

But one only needs to wander local marinas to see so-called 'plastic fantastics' in similar states of neglect.. sad no matter where you find it.

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I had a British AJS Stormer motorcycle a long time ago. I have heard that British cars also leaked oil on the show room floor, when they made them.

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Tip: When a wood boat has ivy growing over it, it's DONE.

More confirmation that a good looking British boat is an aberration. How that nation ever came to rule the waves is a mystery to me.
........but the ivy is so traditionally English!

Let's do a little gene-splicing between the ivy and a good tasty algae - clean your bottom & gather greens for soup, salad & sandwiches at the same time.

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Jaysus sloop, that's a bit harsh.
The truth often is.

Here's a test - quickly pick, at random, 10 pictures of English designed boats.

It's a safe bet that at least 7 of them will be children only a mother could love.

I know there are exceptions but they ARE exceptions. The vast majority of them are just plain butt ugly.

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