Jump to content
Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble
Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble
alan_fincher

Historic Boats for sale online

Featured Posts

12 hours ago, zenataomm said:

I think removing Tycho's ice ram would be as much vandalism as straightening the rounded chines on Harrison Bros. "Spitfire" because your wife didn't like the way it rolled.

If you can't respect history don't own it.

Did someone really do that?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, roland elsdon said:

Thanks . We were off the cut in 2009 and trying not to be interested any more.

however we failed shortly after....

 

its probably easier than coming back from the dead. But only just.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Mike the Boilerman said:

 

 

 

 

Is that any worse than the number of ex GUCC composites which have had the elm bottom replaced with a steel one?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
22 minutes ago, David Schweizer said:

 

Is that any worse than the number of ex GUCC composites which have had the elm bottom replaced with a steel one?

 

Yes, obviously. 

 

Taking off a sound riveted iron bottom is a far worse crime than replacing a rotten wooden bottom with steel.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Having done the second i am guilty as sin. No regrets. The boat would have been cut up instead and turned into two motors. Not financially viable to replace rivetted footings elm bottom and keelson, 

A butty saved and after 3 changes of hands still a butty

  • Greenie 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, David Schweizer said:

 

Is that any worse than the number of ex GUCC composites which have had the elm bottom replaced with a steel one?

Well in my view hugely so.

The latter wouldn't be hard to reverse if somebody wanted to.

And there are several good examples still existing if it matters o people that much.

Just my personal view, though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 hours ago, Mike the Boilerman said:

I'd love to buy Tycho but am not prepared to be the one to remove the ice ram. Removing it will prolly add £5-10k to the value of the boat, but it will destroy the history as you say.

 

Quite a claim, but I suggest one it is impossible to validate in any way.

Fitting out the back cabin suitable as overnight accommodation, getting rid of the blue tops, and putting it into an authentic livery would "prolly" add a lot more.

But I know from recent experience what "putting it into an authentic livery" costs, and is money that now spent I'll never get back.

Another important feature of Tycho, not so far mentioned, I think, is it has I believe a largely original riveted back cabin - quite a rarity on Northwich "Grand Unions".

A shame the current owner couldn't manage to agree a deal with a willing buyer when he had one, given how much he has had to drop the price since - he would have been quids in!

The boat needs an enthusiastic new owner that will do it up, and start to show it off again - it was always popular at the shows, and should be again.

Obviously that owner should not be some philistine who tries to put a K2 into it! 😂

  • Greenie 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, alan_fincher said:

 

Quite a claim, but I suggest one it is impossible to validate in any way.

Fitting out the back cabin suitable as overnight accommodation, getting rid of the blue tops, and putting it into an authentic livery would "prolly" add a lot more.

But I know from recent experience what "putting it into an authentic livery" costs, and is money that now spent I'll never get back.

Another important feature of Tycho, not so far mentioned, I think, is it has I believe a largely original riveted back cabin - quite a rarity on Northwich "Grand Unions".

A shame the current owner couldn't manage to agree a deal with a willing buyer when he had one, given how much he has had to drop the price since - he would have been quids in!

The boat needs an enthusiastic new owner that will do it up, and start to show it off again - it was always popular at the shows, and should be again.

Obviously that owner should not be some philistine who tries to put a K2 into it! 😂


I’m sure you realise i was yanking your chain with my post there, thanks for responding so brilliantly !!! 😃  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
45 minutes ago, Mike the Boilerman said:


I’m sure you realise i was yanking your chain with my post there, thanks for responding so brilliantly !!! 😃  

I did wonder.  ;)

 

Surely a K3. 12 litres to break the ice.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Mike the Boilerman said:


I’m sure you realise i was yanking your chain with my post there, thanks for responding so brilliantly !!! 😃  


Always happy to oblige, Mike!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
32 minutes ago, mark99 said:

 

blockquote widget

For some reason I can't post without quoting someone. Blockquote widget. Blockquote widget

 

Bit of an odd software gremlin. Using an android phone. 

 

 

Edited by magnetman

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, max's son said:

was it this Spitfire, that was modified?

 

pictures taken 1964 at Stourport

spitfire-at-stourport.jpg

vestaimage10000.jpg

Yes 😥

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

Tycho has had a for sale sign on it for a long time. We'd love to own it, but it's out of our league.

tycho IMG_20200117_131257.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think this could possibly be the boat that is currently on hard standing at Hesfords yard near Lymm. It has been for sale for a long while. 

 

An open boat (no cabin) with a rather crude motor counter stern that would probably need chopping off to start again, to be honest. It had an SR2 sat in the back end last time I saw it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, Liam said:

I think this could possibly be the boat that is currently on hard standing at Hesfords yard near Lymm. It has been for sale for a long while. 

 

An open boat (no cabin) with a rather crude motor counter stern that would probably need chopping off to start again, to be honest. It had an SR2 sat in the back end last time I saw it.

If it is the one we saw when we were there last year then the "free" offer would have to be taken up by someone with deep pockets or the ability to do a lot of structural stuff themselves.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, ChimneyChain said:

The lovely boat Princes Anne up for sale.

We fancy this as boat to travel around the northern canals on. 

 

https://narrowboats.apolloduck.co.uk/boat/narrow-boats-traditional/628147

It's been on several weeks now.

Absolutely lovely boat, but price may be optimistic, I think, in the current market.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.