"Albert"   Boston Smack, hull and gear Lying  Suffolk

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Albert 

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10,000 - Sold

Albert is a Boston fishing smack built by Alexander Gostelow at Boston Lincolnshire in 1910. She was number BN24.

She was built and used as a prawner having a large copper boiler in her hull where they boiled up shrimps and prawns as she fished to be ready to land in sacks when she returned to port.

Albert was flat decked with small hatches. The smack Telegraph, in Malden, is identical to Albert as she was.

Length on deck 42ft
Beam 13ft
Draft 5ft

She is currently undergoing major restoration in Suffolk. 

She is massively built of 1.5in pitch pine on 4in by 3in oak frames.  Stem and deadwood are new, her keel is also new and has been through bolted onto the keelson.

Below the waterline she has been re-caulked and is watertight. (She was afloat until February last year.) 

New beam shelves are in place and new deck beams have been fitted. 

A new shaft log and engine bearers have been installed to take the re-conditioned BMC 3.8 litre water-cooled diesel engine which is included.

The planking above the waterline is in good order and is ready for caulking and paying with red lead.

Similar vessel the Witham, LN103

 

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19 Colne Road, Brightlingsea, Essex, CO7 0DL  Tel: Freephone 0800 068 6190 or 01206  305996 Fax: 01206  307846
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