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Rottweiler

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The "MATTHEW" at Falmouth
« on: May 13, 2012, 11:58:08 PM »

 A photo of the replica ship the "Matthew" taken today, alongside the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth. She is open to the public during this week, its just a shame there are not more posters etc showing this, and where she is.
We have the beautiful Classic "J" Class Yachts arriving,what a sight they are going to be racing round the Falmouth Bay as they did so many years ago.
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Re: The "MATTHEW" at Falmouth
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2012, 11:42:10 AM »

Once went aboard one of the J class yacht's when she was being restored in the 1970's........a friend of mine ( long since passed away) knew the restorer of her at the time ( think it was either Shamrock or Endeavoir but can't remember)......but what I can remember was, the unbelievable beauty of the vessel.

Never  will we ever see such beauty being built from new again............just so stunning, and the size of her was just so impressive.......one of the high lights of my life, and an experience which I'll never forget.
I do remember though that we were not allowed to take photos of her, as there was a television programme being made about her restoration which came out on tv some year or so later.
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Re: The "MATTHEW" at Falmouth
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2012, 03:34:30 PM »

My Father rebuild the Velsheda in the early 80', it was a thing of beauty and to see it under sail was something else.  Took the wheel a few times too
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Re: The "MATTHEW" at Falmouth
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2012, 03:39:20 PM »

That might have been the one Captn Jack..........memory plays tricks at my old age...was she the one that had the TV prog made about her including the resto.
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Re: The "MATTHEW" at Falmouth
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2012, 06:04:31 PM »

Yes, the BBC did one on her, and the guy running it was a bit funny about people taking pic etc. copywrites or something like that.
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Re: The "MATTHEW" at Falmouth
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2012, 09:06:57 PM »

That's right then.............we weren't aloud at all......my old friend was a chap called Harry Bohling....he was in his 70's then and always wore a cravat......
what a beautiful vessel she is, and was even then.
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Re: The "MATTHEW" at Falmouth
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2012, 09:11:34 PM »

I will see if I can get near enough to them to get some photos,hopefully in full sail
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Re: The "MATTHEW" at Falmouth
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2012, 09:48:56 PM »

that'd be great Mick.
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