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100 years of "L'Amitié" a traditional French hand built boat
Out of €1.800
Allocation of funds
<p>I have personally invested everything that I can and always worked to the most cost effective solution so far in this project along with countless hours of good old fashioned elbow grease and toil. Not forgetting the help of good friends and close family.</p> <p>The reason I am asking for financial help at this stage is that the work that I need to undertake cannot be done piecemeal, it needs to be done while she is in a dry dock and in one go so as to keep the wood from drying out too much and minimise cost.</p> <p> </p> <p>These funds are for the many basics things that L'Amitié needs in order to stay afloat safely. </p> <p>The main part of the budget will go towards acquiring, shaping and refiting a new section of timber ( and pizza for Charles who along with his vast wealth of knowledge and wooden shipbuilding expertise is kindly accepting to help restore/build theses technical parts in exchange of food, lodging and beer and also a Cigar for Roc, who is helping me source the timber and letting me use a few key tools such as a band saw and planner).</p> <p>The other big expense is the special paint she needs, I'm not sure when the last time was that she was properly repainted ( can see at least 3 different successive colour schemes in parts) and so the plan is to strip her back down to the wood, make sure everything is sound and give her a proper paint job ( 2 undercoats of primer, and several topcoats of good quality marine paint plus the Antifouling).</p> <p>The third expense is the tools necessary to get the jobs done. Thankfully I have some of the basics, but a decent orbital sander and hand planner will have to be purchased to even consider getting the paint job done properly</p> <p>Lastly, the remaining funds will go to smaller essential motor maintenance ( New water pump wheel, new filters, new oil, new alternator belt, new anodes and a new bilge pump).</p> <p>Obviously, there are plenty of other things that I would love to get repaired, changed or improved and so any extra donations will be greatly appreciated and go towards such items as a new Battery, new silent blocs, respraying the engine for protection against corrosion, acoustic foam to reduce the noise from the diesel engine, new fender ( current ones are quite ropey) etc.</p> <p>I'm happy to answer any questions and will try my best to document the project and create a Facebook or webpage to put all the pictures/video's up once the project is complete.</p> <p> </p> <p>Thank you once again for all and any contribution, every little helps.</p>
A Big Thank You
- 5 contributions
A big thank you for your contribution. Please stop by anytime and say hi, and If I can, I'll take you out on the boat.
A Bigger thank you
- 3 contributions
Plus a hand written thank you card featuring the Silouhette/Outline of the boat ( designed by local Carry le Rouet Artist Coyote Quinn ), her name and 1921-2021. (PS: will send to anywhere in the world)
Estimated delivery: September 2021
Welcome Aboard Able Seaman
- 3 contributions
A big thank you as well as a Couple of hours for you and a Friend on board L'Amitié. ( depending on weather, sea conditions and common sense).
Welcome aboard Deck Cadet
A big Thank you, a whole morning or afternoon for you and 2 people of your choice, light snacks and a bottle of chilled wine to enjoy with the light snacks on board L'Amitié. ( depending on weather, sea conditions and common sense).
Welcome Aboard Chief Mate
So, you've gone large and I owe you a solid thank you for that. In return, you and 3 friends can choose from either a day cruise ( roughly 10:30 to 4:00pm ) that includes some serious lunch time bites, some wine and some excellent swimming/snorkelling opportunities. The other otpion is an afternoon/evening cruise ( from 4:30 to 9pm) with a yummy and sizeable "Apero" wine and I'll throw in a Sunset for good measure. ( depending on weather, sea conditions, common sense and between end of May to early September).
You get to be Captain for the day. You and 4 friends will have a large choice of options, of which a few are listed below, but in short, the boat is at your disposal with food and wine ( and me) for the day (9am to Sunset). Will be happy to take Children, but recommend doing 2 half days in that case. Some Options: -Going round le Frioul and Chateau D'IF, -Exploring a few of the Calanques -Ditching two friends and converting the whole day into a half day with a set menu lunch and wine at the Chateau of Sormiou, arriving and departing by Boat. -Still ditching two friends and converting the whole day into an afternoon snorkel and then a Romantic Champagne and Seafood Sunset extravaganza. -I think you get the idea, things are possible when you're the Captain for the day ;-) ( depending on weather, sea conditions, common sense and between end of May to early September).