Silverhow - Where has she been?

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Silverhow - Where has she been?

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Hi All

I am the proud new owner of a rather tired MG Vulcan 31 dutch steel ketch - Silverhow, she has been standing in a field in Scotland for many years but is in surprisingly good condition. I would love to track down any history or pictures anyone has. I am starting from a low level of knowledge to date, any help much appreciated.
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Probably your Vulcan has been build by Kesteloo at Brouwershaven. They have been buildings quite some steel Vulcans in the 60-ties. Unfortunately the wharf has been closed and it seems to be impossible to obtain more building data. I have tried to find it for my own vulcan Odyssee with build number 32 from 1968.
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Hi Many thanks for your reply - and yes she is build by Kesteloo in amazingly good steel too, some local rust but mostly hull is as new! I am interested in any pictures you have of your Vulcan especially layout of cocpit instuments, I am refitting and could do with something to go on.

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I checked and the Hull is number 35 and i have been told she was built in 1966! this seems at odds with no. 32 being 1968. Any thoughts?

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thinking about this one, the dates are often the launch dates, if a boat was sold for home fitting out the actual launch date may have been a few years down the line, which may explain the discrepancies.

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That makes sense - thanks for clearing that up.

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As a result of this club i have full details of Silverhow - and even documents as far back as her purchase in 1966. I am delighted what the club has done for me.

Most sincere thanks to all.

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Pleased we could all help, that's what the group is all about. send the pics in to the website when she is ready to pose for photos!

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