I have thought long and hard about this post for many months.
I'd like to either join or form a syndicate to help restore or preserve a historic boat.
My strong preference is to work with a 'new group' rather then buy into a share of a boat that is already privately owned. The reason is that anyone who has single-handedly - or with an existing group - restored or preserved something will inevitably have such strong ownership and opinions, that it will be impossible for a newcomer to have a truly 'equal' role. I don't want to be just an additional source of funds.
This isn't placed as an advert per se, although do feel free to e-mail me if you have any ideas. It's more a statement of intent.
I don't want to convert a boat but to preserve as much as possible of the original vessel. I do not want to recreate something, and - for those who do appreciate there is a difference - I have a preference for preservation over restoration.
Gypsy, the Hornby weekend cruiser with an amazing story - These photos are all (or believed to be) of Gypsy, an impressive 1936 Hornby weekend motor cruiser with an event-filled history. Michelle Bird has written ...
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