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22nd March 2008, 16:50
looking for ideas...

Intend to rebuild/replace the conservatory, err sorry, I mean wheelhouse that currently adorns Pansy's deck

originally, would of been something like this I guess: http://www.trawlerphotos.co.uk/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=4820

shrinking it back to that size would be great, but the current conservatory, sorry wheelhouse is a fair size bigger, and to shrink it back is going to mean a lot of work replacing deckbeams and decking on account of the geet big hole that was created when the current wheelhouse was added, so thinking of trying to build something that will be a similar size to whats there now, but be much more in keeping with her over all

maybe something anywhere between the above and:

looking for drawings I can redraft/scale accordingly for a 45' boat really

Bruce Buchanan
22nd March 2008, 20:54
I was told at the time of the photo by the owner of Myrtle that the wheelhouse came off a Thames sailing barge. It was fitted side ways aboard Myrtle.
Bruce B

Bob Murphy
25th March 2008, 18:46
Have you got a recent photo of Pansy that I can have a play with? I might be able to Photoshop a couple of things for you to give you some ideas...

25th March 2008, 20:09
Have you got a recent photo of Pansy that I can have a play with? I might be able to Photoshop a couple of things for you to give you some ideas...

been trying that myself, but haven't got many decent 'source' photos to patch from

plus its often best to get other peoples take on things! so

try this for size:

http://ebgb.net/misc/pansy3.jpg or


told you it was a bit of a conservatory, but all and any ideas are much appreciated. I have heard that the previous owner 'might' have a set of original drawings, but no holding my breath

Bob Murphy
27th March 2008, 14:36
Cool, I can do line drawings off that too and fiddle about a bit. Will scan and post them up or PM you when done.

One other thing, if the footprint of the wheelhouse has to stay the same it might be possible to do a kind of 'stepped' design for a new one, which could give you some funky storage space at deck level?


27th March 2008, 15:10
ah ha! that was one of my thoughts already.

there is an outside chance there might be some hull drawings with the previous owner, we're away up to inverness this weekend to her, so if they do turn up, be happy to share them with anyone that wants them

if memory serves, the current wheelhouse is about 3.5m by 3m

Bob Murphy
2nd May 2008, 23:00
Mark, I found an old Wheelhouse in North Queensferry that might suit you. I've posted them up under Miscellaneous. Turned sideways it'd look similar to the one on Myrtle. From what I know, the owner wants to put it in his garden. It's sat there on the pier for years though, but It's teak, so it's solid, and still has some riveted ironwork in the roof.

I'll faff about with the photos a bit to see what I can come up with for you and if you like I can go and get exact dimensions and contact details for the owner.

Allegedly, it's lined with Asbestos. Looks like plasterboard to me though... And why would anyone line a wheelhouse with Asbestos anyway?

7th May 2008, 12:19
Send me an email address and I'll forward a couple of line drawings from the Irish 50 footers that might be useful.

7th May 2008, 21:24
sent you a pm :) :)