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PostSubject: Kingswear Castle   Kingswear Castle EmptyMon Jun 15, 2015 10:22 am

Whilst on holiday in Brixham I couldn't resist a trip on the river, what a lovely vessel she is too Very Happy

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Interestingly they use the tide/flow of the river and ropes to turn her around.

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PostSubject: Re: Kingswear Castle   Kingswear Castle EmptyMon Jun 15, 2015 11:32 am

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PostSubject: Re: Kingswear Castle   Kingswear Castle EmptyMon Jun 15, 2015 11:34 am

must get down there one day again..........used to have a mate who had a cottage in Tuckenhay  on the River Dart in Devon..........and spent a few good hours in the Maltster's Arms...........a lovely part of the world...................sadly in those days the Kingswear Castle wasn't about............but would love to have a trip on her,.
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PostSubject: Re: Kingswear Castle   Kingswear Castle EmptyMon Jun 15, 2015 3:37 pm

If you do wish to have a trip on the Kingswear Castle and well worth it, check the time table of sailing dates as it appears she only does about 10 trips a year.

Kingswear Castle was built in 1926, the second incarnation, the first being used in the first world war I believe, built on the dart By Philip and son, it had the original steam engine from the first vessel which it still has today.

Philip and sons Ship Builders and Engineers yard, soon to be redeveloped for rich folks boats Rolling Eyes
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The first Kingswear Castle still on the eastuary.
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PostSubject: Re: Kingswear Castle   Kingswear Castle EmptyMon Jun 15, 2015 4:25 pm

cheers paul............once my two kids have started their own way in life within the next 5 years I hope, I am going to go back to my roots......buy a smaller house back in Fleetwood.........what the hell do I need with a four bedroom house on my own, lol.......buy a camper and buy a beamer( motorcycle that is.....not a car, yuck) and go travelling and visit all the places I wanted too and those I'd like to revisit.............might even grow a beard like mick french while I do so, lol
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PostSubject: Re: Kingswear Castle   Kingswear Castle EmptyMon Jun 15, 2015 5:47 pm

Sounds like a plan, go for it, a friend of mine says
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it's not a rehearsal it's the real thing and you only get one chance at it
I'm thinking of cashing in and moving to wales but I don't need to grow the beard as I've had one forever Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Kingswear Castle   Kingswear Castle EmptyMon Jun 15, 2015 10:17 pm

I've tried a few times but after a couple of weeks they get too itchy and off they come, lol............suppose they would under a full face lid too..............don't know how Bruce Anstey races with one, lol
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PostSubject: Re: Kingswear Castle   Kingswear Castle EmptyMon Jun 15, 2015 10:19 pm

that is a really sad site, might I add, of the old Kingswear Castle lying where it came to rest............always feel a lump in my throat when I see something like that.
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PostSubject: Re: Kingswear Castle   Kingswear Castle EmptyMon Jun 15, 2015 10:53 pm

Ay least the steam engine found a new home and if I remember some other stuff was saved.

A few shots below deck, by the look of the WC it is original, the bar probably is too, but not the fittings.

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PostSubject: Re: Kingswear Castle   Kingswear Castle EmptyMon Jun 15, 2015 10:58 pm

superb restoration.................and yet there are people who complain about such expense on old ships...............sad people indeed, especially when you see what pleasure they bring.
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PostSubject: Re: Kingswear Castle   Kingswear Castle EmptyTue Jun 16, 2015 1:56 am

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PostSubject: Re: Kingswear Castle   Kingswear Castle EmptyTue Jun 16, 2015 7:20 am

Here are a couple of links for those who are interested 2thumbsup

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PS_Kingswear_Castle

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paddle_Steamer_Preservation_Society

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