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So far Tim Allen has created 19 blog entries.
3 10, 2016

The start of it all

By | October 3rd, 2016|restoration|

Gill and I bought TG in Bristol in 2008 from a lovely guy called ... well, Guy! It all seems a long time ago now - if we;'d known then what we know now, would we? Good question....

3 10, 2016

Working Hard in 1946

By | October 3rd, 2016|restoration|

We are indebted to the Dutch Maritime Museum in Rotterdam who traced TG's history from her registration numbers stamped into the hull. It turned out she wasn't built in 1897 as we'd been told, but 1914 which is why we [...]

3 10, 2016

Country Living – all at sea

By | October 3rd, 2016|guests and trips|

One of our favourite weekends, when Country Living magazine came aboard. Just a truly lovely bunch of girls, and a brilliant October Iandian Summer. Fab!

3 10, 2016

Kids make it…

By | October 3rd, 2016|guests and trips|

TG is a real adventure, especially for kids...

3 10, 2016

Grazia!

By | October 3rd, 2016|guests and trips|

From time to time, we get offered the chance to feature TG in print. In theis case it was Grazia! magazine. To be fair, it was freezing!

3 10, 2016

At rest after a trip

By | October 3rd, 2016|guests and trips|

Our old berth was at Pin Mill on the river Orwell, and because the tide went out it meant an overnight stay somewhere else - in this case, the Royal Harwich Yacht Club. Lovely, and always welcoming.

3 10, 2016

In she goes

By | October 3rd, 2016|restoration|

After about 18 months, TG was ready to go afloat - a real champagne day, although there was still the interior fit out to go, it felt like we were getting somewhere at last....Grand Designs?

3 10, 2016

Raising the roof

By | October 3rd, 2016|restoration|

In for a penny.... As we were working on TG, we realised that we were often stooping, so we bit the bullet and cut her roof off, adding 100mm/4" to the headroom, and what a difference it made too.

3 10, 2016

Plate spinning?

By | October 3rd, 2016|restoration|

Nope, plate welding. Not a job I fancied much, but Melton Boatyard did! Simon and Ryan spent the winter months cutting, shaping and welding 6mm plate to make the hull safe, sound and water-tight. Nasty job....

3 10, 2016

Tupac? No, Two Pack

By | October 3rd, 2016|restoration|

Here, the famous (infamous?!) Mel Skeet adds a layer of protection to the plating work, first priming then spraying a 2 pack epoxy finish to the hull, before anti-fouling was applied. Out of interest, we no longer use anti-foul because [...]

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