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toesupwa

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Re: Fire guts replica Tall Ship
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2009, 03:35:30 PM »

Very sad to see. :((
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Re: Fire guts replica Tall Ship
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2009, 03:53:49 PM »

Replica? Electric fault? I bet it was a bit of H&S kit!
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Re: Fire guts replica Tall Ship
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2009, 02:00:27 AM »

Sad Day To See That Big Lady Go Up <:(
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Re: Fire guts replica Tall Ship
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2009, 08:17:47 PM »

Tragic
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jonny shoreboy

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Re: Fire guts replica Tall Ship
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2009, 09:07:26 PM »

Very sad indeed.. <:(
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Re: Fire guts replica Tall Ship
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2009, 09:10:31 PM »

Had a look at her about 3 years ago---Superb vessel --- sad to see her go...
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Re: Fire guts replica Tall Ship
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2009, 09:01:55 AM »

Very sad....... <:( <:(
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Colin Bishop

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Re: Fire guts replica Tall Ship
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2009, 09:54:23 AM »

Still, just a replica so they could build another one - if she was insured.
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Re: Fire guts replica Tall Ship
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2009, 10:48:44 AM »

Colin....I don't think there are enough tall oak trees left to build a replacement .................. <:( Derek
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Re: Fire guts replica Tall Ship
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2009, 11:29:22 AM »

Well they did a pretty good job in GRP on the Warrior.  :-)
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Re: Fire guts replica Tall Ship
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2009, 12:00:32 PM »

Very true, Colin, but at least they were starting with a real hull, and restoring it, as far as possible, to its original appearance.

In the case of replicas, they are usually built for a specific purpose - the Mayflower, Golden Hinde and Matthew, for instance were built to recreate their original journeys to celebrate anniversaries. Others, such as the now defunct Prins Willem (spelling?) started life solely as  tourist attractions and in the urge to get bums on seats are little more than elaborate film sets.

The Lisa von Lübeck, a replica of a 15th century Hanseatic caravel, is currently visiting King's Lynn. Externally she looks the part, but she arrived under power -  conditions not right for sailing - and hosted a reception in the bar built in what should be the hold. I had planned to pay her a visit, but don't think I'll bother - the bar might be open!

The need to make these ships - both original and replica - pay their way and conform to modern safety standards while still retaining a degree of originality is a very fine balancing act. I have posted before on the subject of cutting holes in ships to improve access and the current "improvements" to Cutty Sark to enable corporate functions. All laudable in their way, as they increase revenue and enable more restoration, but at the same time they debase what they set out to preserve.

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