World Sea Fishing Forums banner

1 - 20 of 118 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,850 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hi all as many are aware i rebuilt the DogHouse and many have you have followed that thread. With a growing family, i new i would have to at some point swap or sell the boat and ive swapped her for the May Queen. The old owner is a navy man and as such at this moment in his life can not give her the time she needs being wooden and the DogHouse he can leave in his garden. I have been having great fun getting ready for her arrival and busy doing her beach mooring which is cheaper a year then a month in the yard. i will moor her here in winter and in the bay under my house in the summer. Over lockdown ive put on 6 stone and i wasn't small to start with i stood on scales and they hit 36stone i was eating myself to death and have had a moment with the wife and kids at 40 i have to shift the weight and this new boat will help me be more active. Weight and social anxiety for the last 20yrs has not done me any favors nor my body with my knees and back suffering.

So the May Queen, Built-in 1936 by Arther Collins in Looe she started life as a pilchard boat and then became quite famous amongst the shark angling club and there are a good few mentions of her in records.

1360206



She then her life in Plymouth where in the 1970s she became the supply boat for the Eddystone lighthouse

1360207


When i was a little lad only 9-10yrs of age i was allowed to drive her on my own in the wheelhouse i have fond memories of towing the pilot gigs to the start lines in the 90s. She then was sold to another friend who with his brother worked her very successfully as a crabber out of Millbrook
1360208



She was left to sit here in Millbrook for many years until saved by the man ive swapped DogHouse with who with the help of his friends took her to Teignmouth for a full refit with the sole intention of taken her fishing again.Unfortunately for him circumstances stopped this from happening. So now her life begins with me below is some photos of her refit which took many years and has saved her from boat heaven. I hope you will all enjoy the thread and my ownership along with me as we take this journey.

She is 32ft long with just over a 9ft beam and draws 1 mtr. She is powered by a BMC 3.8 engine giving her a top speed of 7knotts. the Hull is now split into 3 sections with steel bulkheads and pumps in each.

Built of larch on oak frames that are the best part of 1 1/2in think she is very strong and she carries the lines of a Looe lugger, the cappings are Iroko and the floor is Marine ply 18mm so easy to keep on top off

In the wheelhouse which is very modern sits a Humminbird sounder/plotter with side view etc and a 360% transducer on a pole on the back. Also is a Furuno bbd1 and a gp33 wired into a mini pc running Maxsea Pro And Furuno 35mile Radar
1360220


Over the next couple of years we will get to now the boat and the plan is to travel around the uk with the children one summer and film it for youtube so you can all watch. i will be shark fishing and pushing the wrecks beyond the DogHouse's safe distance.

So far this week we have been on moorings first getting chains and anchors and shackles how much do they cost ££££s
1360213

1360214


So today we layyed the front moorings two 50kg weights and heavy chain in each hole dug into 1mtr it was hard digging but the digger managed it from the road. i will lay the back anchors next week
1360215


1360216

1360217


And here she is in all her Glory!

1360218


No longer has the Hauler or flaker as i won't be needing them.

Right who wants to see some refit photos ??
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
11,652 Posts
Lovely looking boat - is there accommodation in the bow? - can’t see any access in the photo of the wheelhouse
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
24,920 Posts
Gorgeous!!! Lol you got plenty of coaltar soap bars! Definitely better if you can keep her in the water as much as possible!! The old crabbers here are a pain in the ass cos they are out the water for months.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Trampster1922

·
Registered
Joined
·
24,920 Posts
Lovely looking boat - is there accommodation in the bow? - can’t see any access in the photo of the wheelhouse
might be a bit of a berth somewhere,proper fishing boat.
 

·
Global Moderator
Joined
·
2,618 Posts
Stunning! Lovely when there is a backstory with boats like this. Especially if you have personal history with it too.
Throw on as many refit photos as you can, we are happy to see them 👍
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
427 Posts
Hi all as many are aware i rebuilt the DogHouse and many have you have followed that thread. With a growing family, i new i would have to at some point swap or sell the boat and ive swapped her for the May Queen. The old owner is a navy man and as such at this moment in his life can not give her the time she needs being wooden and the DogHouse he can leave in his garden. I have been having great fun getting ready for her arrival and busy doing her beach mooring which is cheaper a year then a month in the yard. i will moor her here in winter and in the bay under my house in the summer. Over lockdown ive put on 6 stone and i wasn't small to start with i stood on scales and they hit 36stone i was eating myself to death and have had a moment with the wife and kids at 40 i have to shift the weight and this new boat will help me be more active. Weight and social anxiety for the last 20yrs has not done me any favors nor my body with my knees and back suffering.

So the May Queen, Built-in 1936 by Arther Collins in Looe she started life as a pilchard boat and then became quite famous amongst the shark angling club and there are a good few mentions of her in records.

View attachment 1360206


She then her life in Plymouth where in the 1970s she became the supply boat for the Eddystone lighthouse

View attachment 1360207

When i was a little lad only 9-10yrs of age i was allowed to drive her on my own in the wheelhouse i have fond memories of towing the pilot gigs to the start lines in the 90s. She then was sold to another friend who with his brother worked her very successfully as a crabber out of Millbrook
View attachment 1360208


She was left to sit here in Millbrook for many years until saved by the man ive swapped DogHouse with who with the help of his friends took her to Teignmouth for a full refit with the sole intention of taken her fishing again.Unfortunately for him circumstances stopped this from happening. So now her life begins with me below is some photos of her refit which took many years and has saved her from boat heaven. I hope you will all enjoy the thread and my ownership along with me as we take this journey.

She is 32ft long with just over a 9ft beam and draws 1 mtr. She is powered by a BMC 3.8 engine giving her a top speed of 7knotts. the Hull is now split into 3 sections with steel bulkheads and pumps in each.

Built of larch on oak frames that are the best part of 1 1/2in think she is very strong and she carries the lines of a Looe lugger, the cappings are Iroko and the floor is Marine ply 18mm so easy to keep on top off

In the wheelhouse which is very modern sits a Humminbird sounder/plotter with side view etc and a 360% transducer on a pole on the back. Also is a Furuno bbd1 and a gp33 wired into a mini pc running Maxsea Pro And Furuno 35mile Radar
View attachment 1360220

Over the next couple of years we will get to now the boat and the plan is to travel around the uk with the children one summer and film it for youtube so you can all watch. i will be shark fishing and pushing the wrecks beyond the DogHouse's safe distance.

So far this week we have been on moorings first getting chains and anchors and shackles how much do they cost ££££s
View attachment 1360213
View attachment 1360214

So today we layyed the front moorings two 50kg weights and heavy chain in each hole dug into 1mtr it was hard digging but the digger managed it from the road. i will lay the back anchors next week
View attachment 1360215

View attachment 1360216
View attachment 1360217

And here she is in all her Glory!

View attachment 1360218

No longer has the Hauler or flaker as i won't be needing them.

Right who wants to see some refit photos ??
What a great story and hats off to you for taking this on, ensuring that the story has another chapter.
 
  • Like
Reactions: garwed

·
Registered
Joined
·
898 Posts
Wonderful story......So far .........And I look forward to following this all the way to "Completion and beyond" :) (y) (y)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
193 Posts
Oh yes, proper boat. I like it a lot and with so much history attached it deserves to be well kept and good to know she’s in good hands. Keep us posted with updates.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
24,920 Posts
Lol should've kept the licence and hauler etc. Earn the refurb money back or sell a bit of line caught? Looking forward to seeing this, welldone matey.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Trampster1922

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,850 Posts
Discussion Starter · #16 ·
Covid 19 can just F$%k off, my uncle passed yesterday morning :cry: All seems very very real now so please all be carful x Tim x

Here are a few photos of the strip down

Enjoy......
1136_150198061853782_257446050_n.jpg
7877_150197485187173_636475682_n.jpg
64444_150143751859213_935903657_n.jpg
66773_150197345187187_658664471_n.jpg
533223_150197738520481_2071598196_n.jpg
543898_150197385187183_517283277_n.jpg
1148999_150143695192552_341222027_n.jpg
1150949_150197425187179_1762226764_n.jpg
1234390_150198211853767_142899523_n.jpg
1235147_150197745187147_1813827739_n.jpg
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
24,920 Posts
Where is that mate???
 
1 - 20 of 118 Posts
Top