VEB Holzpirat G1001 – Long Island, USA

Heute möchte ich euch einen Holzpiraten vorstellen, der an einem weit entfernten Ort restauriert wird: Long Island, USA (genauer: hier bei LISEC). Der Kontakt ist bislang leider nur sporadisch, daher konnte ich noch nicht viel über dieses Boot in Erfahrung bringen. Auch ist im Moment nicht klar wann und wie das Boot über den Teich gelangte. Es ist ein VEB Bau soviel ist sicher, aber vieles andere ist unklar und ich hoffe noch mehr zu erfahren. Bis dahin erfreue ich mich über diese ersten Bilder.
Ich zitiere ein wenig aus den Mails von Robert:
your page is very helpful.  I can’t express my gratitude to all the information you are providing.  We continue to work on the Pirate.  We’ve removed all of the hull planking as they were too rotten to repair.  We have reinforced the keel with epoxy to make it stronger.  We now are beginning with replacing the ribs.  We are swapping out the oak for a mahogany for ease of use.  In the process an issue was observed.  On the hull planking that is adjacent to the chine, where the water line is, the hull plank bows out slightly and is not flush.  It is actually wavey in parts.  The condition is only observable when we place a ruler along the plane but it is an item that has us concerned whether these entire planks need to be replaced.  The alternative is to soak or heat the wood an hope that they return to flush.
Have you encountered this or know of someone involved with your festival?  I’ll take some photos so you can visualize the issue we are facing.
Thanks for your help – as always,
Hey Malte,
Thanks for saying hello.  The Pirate is coming along.  Most important, she has earned a name: St. Gallen.
Attached are a bunch of updated pictures, which i took this morning while at the shop.  She has new ribs made of Mahogany.  We’ve reinforced the sisters with oak.  Rebuilt the centerboard trunk with the old wood and some new oak.  Bronze hardware.  New Mahogany transom.  Original floor board supports.  We are working on replacing a part of the keel at the stem and knee.  New battens (2/4 cut and fit) all made from Mahogany.  There has been loads of sanding.
We should be ordering the hull wood and wood for the soars in the next 6-8 weeks.  I’ll send you more pics as we continue to progress.
The tiller is combination of Mahogany and American walnut that was laminated together.  We are using a walnut cross support.  It is coming out wonderful and will be ready for varnish in the next week or so.
We have completed the new knee and just ordered the hull materials and spar materials.  We ordered a 5 mm thick okume which we will lay two layers for the hull and also got two beautiful pieces of Sitka spruce for the spars.  All will be delivered Tuesday.  All for Battens have been installed with the attachment of the last two battens to the knee being one of the last steps before the hull gets added.
Seid ihr auch gespannt wie es weiter geht? Ich hoffe Robert meldet sich bald wieder.

2 Gedanken zu „VEB Holzpirat G1001 – Long Island, USA

  1. Hi Malthe,
    This is John emailing and I’ve been in charge of the restoration of the Pirate here at the Bayles Boat Shop in Port Jefferson, NY. I was hoping to send you new photos of our progress as the Pirate has come a long way since the last photos you received. The hull is now complete and painted, the decks are finished needing only 2-3 more coats of varnish and the rudder and housing is ready for assembly. We will be starting to build the new mast and boom next week. Please advise me of the best way to send you photos and I will do so. I think she is looking very good!

  2. Hi Robert,
    I´m very impressed from your project and the pictures of them. Thanks for your report, it´s pleasing to learn from this. I wish you success with your restoration.
    Best regards

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