James Silver - Silverette

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James Silver - Silverette

Post by riverclyde_tug » Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:26 pm

This is Shelagh, built by James Silver's yard, Rosneath, 1934. Total cost when new including a 8" clinker built dinghy was £650.
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The begining.........well for me anyway. Built in 1934 and neglected for a long time, as she was when I got her.
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Afloat for the first time in about 15 years - lying alongside St Just preparing for the trip up river.
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Spot the tow rope :)
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Re: James Silver - Silverette

Post by riverclyde_tug » Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:31 pm

James Silver
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Re: James Silver - Silverette

Post by p.macneill » Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:41 am

See www.silvermya.demon.co.uk Site well out of date but makes good reading. Cheers PETER

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Re: James Silver - Silverette

Post by riverman » Fri Aug 13, 2010 9:36 am

Lovely wee craft, great to see it being restored especially an ex Silver's. There is an excellent book out on the history of Silver's yard, McLaren's had a few copies.
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Re: James Silver - Silverette

Post by Motorsailer » Thu Sep 02, 2010 11:50 am

Very interested in the work that you are doing on Shelagh. Impressive. Keep posting the photos as work progresses also some of the gritty detail from the planking if you have any. My particular interest is that my wife and I jointly own "June", she is a 36ft Silverette also of 1936 vintage. Are there any more out there ?

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Re: James Silver - Silverette - SHELAGH

Post by Robert » Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:35 pm

I know a few people have asked in the past
Well, I know that was in 2010 but I'm asking now. I've found 128 boats built by Silver and only just heard from you that there is a book which was in McLarens. Hope there's one left.
This was a pleasant surprise for me finding SHELAGH in our database. Could I see the SHELAGH sometime?
By the way, I see in the Mercantile Navy List that she was built in 1934, two years earlier than you said!
Quite remarkable. Nearly as old as me.
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Re: James Silver - Silverette

Post by yorkieman » Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:38 am

"Nearly as old as me."
..... and you haven't been re-planked, Bruce!
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Re: James Silver - Silverette

Post by Robert » Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:53 am

haven't been re-planked,
Not on your nellie.
Feels like time for re-framing as well and the engine needs more than a just tune-up George.
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