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Help with historic barge research 27 Jul 2021 22:59 #124692

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Hi Patrick, I think an inquiry on the LVBHB forum may yield some options for colours and finishes.
For instance it may be some metal sections were painted with linseed oil only yielding a varnished metal effect.

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Help with historic barge research 27 Jul 2021 14:11 #124681

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Patrick, I've just realised that Gebroeders is the barge owneed by the late DBA director Guy Toye. He is seen in one of the photos and made an entry in the DBA barge register in 2008.
barges.org/members/bargeregister/search?assetaction=detail&vesselid=387

Guy's sons may have more info if anyone has their contact details or Andy or Caroline Soper may know more about it.

Patrick Schulenburg wrote:
Hi everyone,

I'm helping a friend with some research about his barge and I thought someone on here might be able to help.
This is the message I received from him:

Hello. I am the current owner of the dutch sailing barge 'Gebroeders.' I have information from one of the museum curators from the maritime museum in Amsterdam in 2013 'Henk Dessens' that she was at that time one of the three oldest tjalks in existence.

I am currently undertaking a refit of the vessel and aim to have her as historically accurate as possible. which leads me to my question: I have removed the paint from the shear strake, which it appears from photos which i have has been numerous different colours throughout its life, silver, cream, and brown. I am wondering if you could tell me what would be the correct colour of the shear strake of a barge of this era?

built in 1879 by J.F. Meursing in Amsterdam for the widow Cleijndert, a Grain Merchant in Nieuwendam in south Friesland. I understand you also have the archives of the Meursing yard archives, which have a wooden half model of the barge, which i would also love to see along with any other information you have.

attached is some images past and present of the barge.

Thank you!

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Help with historic barge research 21 Jul 2021 12:39 #124594

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Hi everyone,

I'm helping a friend with some research about his barge and I thought someone on here might be able to help.
This is the message I received from him:

Hello. I am the current owner of the dutch sailing barge 'Gebroeders.' I have information from one of the museum curators from the maritime museum in Amsterdam in 2013 'Henk Dessens' that she was at that time one of the three oldest tjalks in existence.

I am currently undertaking a refit of the vessel and aim to have her as historically accurate as possible. which leads me to my question: I have removed the paint from the shear strake, which it appears from photos which i have has been numerous different colours throughout its life, silver, cream, and brown. I am wondering if you could tell me what would be the correct colour of the shear strake of a barge of this era?

built in 1879 by J.F. Meursing in Amsterdam for the widow Cleijndert, a Grain Merchant in Nieuwendam in south Friesland. I understand you also have the archives of the Meursing yard archives, which have a wooden half model of the barge, which i would also love to see along with any other information you have.

attached is some images past and present of the barge.

Thank you!

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