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Adam

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Re: A "New" Buzzards Bay 15 Has Been Found And Is Available
« Reply #30 on: November 02, 2012, 04:43:07 PM »
Here is a high level plan that might be useful....From the very best at it....

http://mpgboats.com/atypicalrestoration.htm


Robert (Alerion Sailor)

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Re: A "New" Buzzards Bay 15 Has Been Found And Is Available
« Reply #31 on: November 02, 2012, 08:08:05 PM »
Thanks Adam I will definately be following this it is very systematic process that will come in handy.

Robert
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Re: A "New" Buzzards Bay 15 Has Been Found And Is Available
« Reply #32 on: November 04, 2012, 11:39:52 AM »
Robert:  The sails on ELF were about $2000.  They were built by Geoff McKonly, then of the Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory and now of Rockin' The Boat in NY.  Nat Wilson's reputation precedes him.  If I were you, that's where I would go.

Robert (Alerion Sailor)

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Re: A "New" Buzzards Bay 15 Has Been Found And Is Available
« Reply #33 on: November 04, 2012, 01:07:00 PM »
Thanks guys for the info.


Well I'm on the road.  I have a big drive ahead of me there and back  to get the boat

I'll let you know how it goes.

Robert

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Re: A "New" Buzzards Bay 15 Has Been Found And Is Available
« Reply #34 on: November 06, 2012, 06:31:54 PM »
Good luck - And dont forget the pics - Lots and lots of Pics......

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Re: A "New" Buzzards Bay 15 Has Been Found And Is Available
« Reply #35 on: November 07, 2012, 12:31:03 PM »
 AdamI arrive this morning I will post pictures soon
Thanks
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Re: A "New" Buzzards Bay 15 Has Been Found And Is Available
« Reply #36 on: November 11, 2012, 03:12:30 AM »
Well Buccaneer is loaded on the trailer and looking better. We had a great day. The crane came out pick her up and with a little josling around and help of the owner and several friends of the owner we got it loaded up on trailer a then spent several hours getting ready for the trip. Here ia a picture of the trailer.




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Re: A "New" Buzzards Bay 15 Has Been Found And Is Available
« Reply #37 on: November 11, 2012, 03:25:04 PM »
Good luck!

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Re: A "New" Buzzards Bay 15 Has Been Found And Is Available
« Reply #38 on: November 12, 2012, 03:17:25 AM »
Thanks John, I think this will be a interesting project. Buccaneer is pretty much complete but does require new frames, keel, floors, full deck and beams. I do have all the hardware and spars.

Robert

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Re: A "New" Buzzards Bay 15 Has Been Found And Is Available
« Reply #39 on: November 15, 2012, 07:39:03 PM »
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Re: A "New" Buzzards Bay 15 Has Been Found And Is Available
« Reply #40 on: November 15, 2012, 08:49:44 PM »
She looks far better than I thought she would. Excellent pic’s keep them up with the progress…Did you ever locate a plate? Was there any writing on that “H” shaped one….? Very exciting stuff!

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Re: A "New" Buzzards Bay 15 Has Been Found And Is Available
« Reply #41 on: November 15, 2012, 10:44:25 PM »
The H shaped tag was a piece of leather. I couldn't see anything on it but maybe it was a tag from another company that did work on the boat at one time.

They did have the builders plate at one time, but could not find it, Wendy said she would keep looking for and mail it to me when she finds it. I'll have to wait and see, I have my fingers crossed. The previous owner was a collector of all sorts and didn't seem to be the kind of person to toss anything. He may have placed it somewhere for safe keeping and it will turn up.

The previous owners were great people they owned Buccaneer for 40 years, it was my pleasure to meet them.

Robert
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Re: A "New" Buzzards Bay 15 Has Been Found And Is Available
« Reply #42 on: November 16, 2012, 05:06:23 PM »
Did HMC ever have a habit of marking pieces on the boat with the number. I've checked the tiller but don't see any markings unlike the tiller from MissQ that I purchased from Ebay. I thought I could see some numbers on the bottom of the mast but it wasn't clear enough to call it anything.

I did see HMC marking on the bow chocks though.

Winter has settle in and while I my new shop built I think I will go over all the spars and start to restore them first.

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Re: A "New" Buzzards Bay 15 Has Been Found And Is Available
« Reply #43 on: November 16, 2012, 06:37:51 PM »
I did find out 2 more former owners of Buccanner that Wendy's Dad had tracked down when he purchased Buccaneer in the 70's.

Tom Carson owned Buccaneer for 5-6 years
William Johson owned Buccaneer for 15 - 20 years ( this fellows owned a yarn and string factory in he was from Bristol R.I., he was apparently a big cars collector.

I also know that Eric Foster Buccaneers previous owner purchased the boat from Moultonboro Marine in  Center Harbour N.H.

Robert
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Re: A "New" Buzzards Bay 15 Has Been Found And Is Available
« Reply #44 on: November 17, 2012, 04:09:14 AM »
Robert,

Not an easy drive to Edmonton and what a find, you must be thrilled.  Good luck.  The spars will keep you going.