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Defiance - the original

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Created by lydia > 9 months ago, 10 Nov 2016
lydia
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10 Nov 2016 8:10PM
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Been a bit of a mention of the Savage Defiance 30 on these pages.
So here are some pics of the ongoing full restoration of the very original S&S Design 2096.
This boat gave rise to the Savage Defiance and the Northstar 1000 both of which are derivatives of design 2096.
It is not the plug for the Savage boats, that is a boat called Pajen built by Jack Savage
So built by Doug Booker for his father and launched in September 1972 it is laminated frames with triple Oregon planking.
Interior is still clear finished mahogany.
Aim was to stop any further deterioration at present



lydia
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10 Nov 2016 8:11PM
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10 Nov 2016 8:12PM
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<div>Relaunch after 8 years in the storage yard, not in great shape, one more summer and it would be a writeoff!

<div>But another 2 weeks the storage yard owners were putting the chainsaw through it as the yard was been redeveloped.

<div>So that would have been the end of an ICON.

lydia
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10 Nov 2016 8:15PM
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On relaunch, will worry about the cosmetic stuff later but now all good for another 42 years.

lydia
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10 Nov 2016 8:17PM
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lydia
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10 Nov 2016 8:18PM
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lydia
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10 Nov 2016 8:28PM
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<div>Will have more pics later but much of the work was repairing modifications done after the original build that had been done wrongly.

<div>for instance a anchor locker was cut through the foredeck but not sealed properly so about 1m of deck was replaced.

<div>Various deck fittings had not been put in properly and so rot had developed.

<div>The on;y thing that saved it was the Oregon hull was in perfect condition still except where water had got behind a skin fitting.

<div>worm damage to the leading edge of the rudder was a small repair and a paint tin left in the cockpit had caused the cockpit floor under it to rot out.

<div>Aim is to spend probably 6 months getting the interior right and then do the external painting.

lydia
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10 Nov 2016 8:41PM
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Brilliant work by the guys at David Glenn boatbuilders scarfing in the full three layers of Oregon planking to water damage caused by a damaged skin fitting that had not been properly repaired. Two layers in with one to go.

lydia
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10 Nov 2016 8:48PM
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Luckily the deck was two layers of mahogany ply so the glue line stopped much water egress so much of the work was replacing the top layer only.
I can't speak highly enough of the guys doing the work. Super skilled and loved the job.

cisco
QLD, 11009 posts
11 Nov 2016 12:15AM
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Ain't it a bitch how an old forlorn yacht can ignite your passion and empty your bank account??

Nice job lydia. A very worthy project. Where abouts was she and where is she now?

PhilY
NSW, 85 posts
11 Nov 2016 11:11AM
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lydia said..
Been a bit of a mention of the Savage Defiance 30 on these pages.
So here are some pics of the ongoing full restoration of the very original S&S Design 2096.
This boat gave rise to the Savage Defiance and the Northstar 1000 both of which are derivatives of design 2096.
It is not the plug for the Savage boats, that is a boat called Pajen built by Jack Savage
So built by Doug Booker for his father and launched in September 1972 it is laminated frames with triple Oregon planking.
Interior is still clear finished mahogany.
Aim was to stop any further deterioration at present




And yours truly in the darker cap, racing two handed to Botany Bay that day back in the early 80s.

PhoenixStar
QLD, 470 posts
11 Nov 2016 12:14PM
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Congratulations Lydia, she'll be gorgeous when you are finished.

bigfred
NSW, 21 posts
11 Nov 2016 12:52PM
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Nice work!! Always good to see old boats living on.

SandS
VIC, 5497 posts
11 Nov 2016 7:03PM
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lydia said..
On relaunch, will worry about the cosmetic stuff later but now all good for another 42 years.


Well done Lydia ! sailing communities thank you !

lydia
808 posts
11 Nov 2016 7:37PM
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Last thing I needed was another wooden boat restoration so this makes number 4 over 20 years.
So lapse of judgement really.
Here so pics of one of the others
Marion du Fresne - Buchanan motorsailor built by Jones Bros 1966 for Peter Johnson
Carvel construction of celery top pine splined since new
Gardiner 4LK diesel


lydia
808 posts
11 Nov 2016 7:38PM
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Great work by Peter Kerr from Deagon Slipway who posts here as "boty"
One of the best guys you can ever work with.
I don't understand why southerners don't bring their boats up to Queensland to get these guys working.

samsturdy
NSW, 1378 posts
12 Nov 2016 11:56AM
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Fantastic job Lydia. What a great job Boty has done. You never know who you're talking
to on the forum, do you ?.
Wish I was somebody....sigh.

shaggybaxter
QLD, 1542 posts
12 Nov 2016 1:26PM
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You are somebody Sam, a true gentleman.

samsturdy
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12 Nov 2016 1:57PM
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shaggybaxter said..
You are somebody Sam, a true gentleman.


Aw shucks Shags. Right back at ya.

lydia
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13 Nov 2016 12:53PM
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Some interior shots sorry about the light.
not really anything to do much inside to do just clean, a lot.

lydia
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13 Nov 2016 12:55PM
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Sectorsteve
NSW, 1968 posts
13 Nov 2016 5:38PM
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What a beautiful boat. Well done

Jode5
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13 Nov 2016 5:55PM
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lydia said..
Great work by Peter Kerr from Deagon Slipway who posts here as "boty"
One of the best guys you can ever work with.
I don't understand why southerners don't bring their boats up to Queensland to get these guys working.


If we are really lucky 'Boty' might put up some photos of the beautiful timber Dhow he is currently building for a client. It is something really different. Peter's skills on timber boats is second to none and his skills on the new exotics isn't to bad either.

LooseChange
NSW, 1898 posts
13 Nov 2016 7:06PM
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That Oregon planking looks as good as the day it was put on the frames. Try buying that kind of quality timber now.

lydia
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13 Nov 2016 5:41PM
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Frames are on 10 inch centres and all laminated.
Then you have the three layers of diagonal planking.
Planks are full length.
Cost today????


lydia
808 posts
14 Nov 2016 6:18PM
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One more pic, starboard pilot berth, the plastic tube is the danbouy tube.


Ringle
NSW, 139 posts
14 Nov 2016 8:43PM
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I don't think we can have too many photos...

Feel free to post more if you have them !

Thanks

HG02
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14 Nov 2016 9:20PM
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Ringle said..
I don't think we can have too many photos...

Feel free to post more if you have them !

Thanks


plus one for that

lydia
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19 Nov 2016 6:43PM
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Deck all sealed and fittings to be worked out before re paint



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