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by Whimsicalfish
Thu Sep 30, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 357 History Required
Replies: 29
Views: 34691

ML 357 History Required

Hi All, Firstly, our apologies for the long absence from the CFV forum! A quick update. We have continued to work hard on the restoration & renovation of ML357 - it has not been without it's challenges and we have spent much of the time carrying out essential structural repairs to the original i...
by Whimsicalfish
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 357 History Required
Replies: 29
Views: 34691

Re: ML 357 History Required

Thanks Peter, Email/scanned copies would be great! We aim to get some of the wartime archive images together for a sort of picture wall of ML357 for us and any visitors...maybe in the wheelhouse? We think it would be great tribute, possibly with a dedicated website for the boat that assmbles all of ...
by Whimsicalfish
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 357 History Required
Replies: 29
Views: 34691

Re: ML 357 History Required

Hi All Thanks for all your recent responses since my last post. Between restoring ML357, we work as a Landscape Architects, with large projects abroad that take us away from the boat. Responses in turn; Thanks Peter - I’ll chat to Terry about those pictures ;) You and maybe your Father would be welc...
by Whimsicalfish
Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 357 History Required
Replies: 29
Views: 34691

Re: ML 357 History Required

Hi Steve, Firstly, apologies to all for various grammar and spelling errors in my previous posts - that will teach me to type with disposable nitrile work gloves on! Many thanks for your reply and analysis - can’t say I’m not chuffed, as this completes the boat war record for 1943 & now 1944. I ...
by Whimsicalfish
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 357 History Required
Replies: 29
Views: 34691

Re: ML 357 History Required

Hi Steve, Many thanks for the reply and welcome - sorry for any delays (as you can imagine we are making use of the good weather on the boat for topside repairs!) Your comments are really helpful - there is quite a lot of information on various forums for our boat ML 357 regarding wartime engagement...
by Whimsicalfish
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML 357 History Required
Replies: 29
Views: 34691

ML 357 History Required

Hi I am the new owner of ML 357 - currently a static houseboat, moored at the top of the tidal creek in St Osyth Boatyard, Essex. We acquired her mid-2017 and having spent 6 months or so of rubbish removal and of inappropriate materials, we are setting about about the task of a sensitive restoration...

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