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Old 17 May 2015, 12:32   #81
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Had a superb top to bottom tour of the Severn Class at Dover Marina open day on Saturday and was able to get up close to the Y Boat atop. Some pics follow (click the actual images to get the full size from Photobucket if interested):











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Old 23 May 2015, 19:58   #82
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yearly maintenance tonight on the 2 floorboard tensioning bottle screws up in the bow . needs a large 1"1/2 spanner to slacken off if they rusted tight . Identical to the old D class ones .
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Had a superb top to bottom tour of the Severn Class at Dover Marina open day on Saturday and was able to get up close to the Y Boat atop. Some pics follow (click the actual images to get the full size from Photobucket if interested):











Thanks for posting these, I haven't had the chance to see one up close and I am really interested to see it!
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RNLI Y Class - show and tell please!

Later ones seem to have a smaller & much tighter bow/spray dodger compared to the older Grey boats ?

samt ,the varnish job looks great !
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Good stuff Sam.

I'm just back from a week on the East Coast area (no boat though) and believe it or not came across a virtually abandoned Y Class in the boat yard! Y-136, lots of pics to follow...
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Here are some pics. Unsure whether to pursue this one, it's obviously been out there a fair while but underneath the peeling varnish and grubby tubes it was remarkably intact and complete and would make a nice restoration project.

No damage or patches I could see and the wood was still very solid, both in the floor and transom - just the start maybe of delamination at the top of the transom but certainly not terminal. The layers of Hypalon and seams all appeared intact with no significant peeling although one of the front handles was cracked.

The storage bags and all fittings were there - just the anchor box and oars gone not surprisingly.

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