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  • Maybird Classic Sailing
    at our side we chose the latter option Our first challenge was to find a suitable shed for a couple of years and to put the team together Over copious cups of tea and coffee at the Lulworth Café on the River Hamble the nucleus of the team was formed Lead shipwright Graham Collingwood Shipwright Ian Foster Surveyor Adrian White Owner Darryl Hughes We would use Graham s shed at

    Original URL path: http://www.maybird.co.uk/maybird-restoration.php (2016-04-26)
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  • Maybird Classic Sailing
    1990 s 1980 s 1970 s 1960 s 1940 s 1950 s 1930 s Video The Maybird Story MAYA A voyage of discovery 43 gaff rigged sailing ketch irish oak frames bronze fixings teak deck colombian pine spars pitch pine hull planking designed by Fred Shepherd for Lt Col w c w Hawkes dso built by Jack Tyrrell at Arklow Ireland 1937 home maybird today history restoration gallery contact us

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  • Maybird Classic Sailing
    days later on December 18th Monday 21st witnessed engine trials in Southampton Water for a couple of hours really good to be on the water but a tad chilly Who did what Overview Drawings History Structure Rigging Spars Sails Blacksmith All things mechanical Painting a masterpiece Carpentry Communication Mentioned in despatches The launch The launch Stepping the mast The leak The re launch Swinging the compass 43 gaff rigged sailing

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  • Maybird Classic Sailing
    costs than a south coast yard would have been factors in the choice of builder Between them Hawkes Shepherd Parker and Tyrrell collaborated to create a living testament to good design and craftsmanship Maybird Tyrrell s yard in the 50 s Provenance Lt Col WCW Hawkes DSO Fred Shepherd Fred Parker John Jack Tyrrell Owners Lineage Lt Col WCW Hawkes DSO Major Erskine Thackeray Martin DSO Maya Martin Howson Charles

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  • Maybird Classic Sailing
    1990 s 1980 s 1970 s 1960 s 1940 s 1950 s 1930 s Video The Maybird Story MAYA A voyage of discovery 43 gaff rigged sailing ketch irish oak frames bronze fixings teak deck colombian pine spars pitch pine hull planking designed by Fred Shepherd for Lt Col w c w Hawkes dso built by Jack Tyrrell at Arklow Ireland 1937 home maybird today history restoration gallery contact us

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  • Maybird Classic Sailing
    the joys of traditional sailing with kindred spirits Charter income is used to maintain Maybird and keep her sailing as part of our maritime heritage Email catchthebreeze maybird co uk 43 gaff rigged sailing ketch irish oak frames bronze fixings teak deck colombian pine spars pitch pine hull planking designed by Fred Shepherd for Lt Col w c w Hawkes dso built by Jack Tyrrell at Arklow Ireland 1937 home

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  • Maybird Classic Sailing
    detail drafting In 1934 he was taken on as a pupil by Fred Shepherd The young draftsman soon gained Shepherd s confidence It appears to have been a good example of collaboration between old and new designers and a new style of able seagoing offshore yachts began to emerge FRP continued to show promise and soon became a valuable member of Shepherd s office understudying his boss and injecting youthful enthusiasm into the business This combination of talents led to a number of very beautiful cruising yachts like Maybird and her big sister Amokura When Shepherd retired in 1939 young FRP was swept up into the war effort as an Admiralty draftsman and after the war he opened his own yacht design practice in Poole and latterly Warsash on the river Hamble FRP became Moody s favoured naval architect during the 1950 s and 1960 s and designed more than 30 individual yachts that were built at Swanwick They were mainly of timber construction FRP designed Swan Dancer the last wooden boat to be built at Swanwick in 1970 By the mid 1960 s GRP yacht construction was steadily increasing and to quote John Leather FRP was not really in sympathy with plastic By the mid 1970 s FRP s star was declining under an onslaught of younger designers influenced by offshore racing rules which allowed excesses at the expense of comfort and safety I have discussed FRP with Graham Moody who worked both with and for him and Graham explained to me that FRP was really set into the wood steel era of boatbuilding His experience had been in these materials and he did not have formal training or hands on experience in GRP He retired to his Surrey home during the late 1970 s FRP died in the

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  • Maybird Classic Sailing
    ways Maybird is a piece of living history she is like a bridge that spans and connects both the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and also the geography of the globe Year Owner Name Likely whereabouts 1937 1942 Lt Col William Cotter Williamson Hawkes DSO Maybird Falmouth Cornwall 1942 1944 Major Erskine Thackery Martin DSO Maya 1944 1947 Maya Martin Maya 1947 1949 Howson Charles Devitt OBE Maya Burnham on Crouch Essex 1949 1971 John Russell Maya Lymington Hampshire 1971 1977 David Armstrong and Sandy Mill Maya Voyage to Auckland New Zealand 1977 1979 Mike and Brucie Shallcross Maya Opua New Zealand 1979 1988 Robin MacDiarmid Maybird Doves Bay Keri Keri New Zealand 1988 2000 Trixie Newton Maybird Doves Bay Keri Keri New Zealand 2000 2007 Darryl Hughes Maybird Doves Bay Keri Keri New Zealand 28th June 6th July 2007 Her Majesty s Revenue and Customs Maybird Fox s Marina Ipswich 6th July 2007 present Darryl Hughes Maybird River Hamble Hampshire Provenance Lt Col WCW Hawkes DSO Fred Shepherd Fred Parker John Jack Tyrrell Owners Lineage Lt Col WCW Hawkes DSO Major Erskine Thackeray Martin DSO Maya Martin Howson Charles Devitt OBE John Russell David Armstrong Sandy Mill Mike Brucie Shallcross

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