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Howard met with the shipyard guys on Sunday. Here is an update on where we stand. ... See MoreSee Less

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Amazing progress, love this challenge, cant wait for the next installment x

Thanks for the info and good luck 👍🏻

Thank you for the update, great to hear how it’s all moving forward

good luck Howard, its all one big Challenge but I'm keeping positive for you

Hope all goes well looking forward to see the progress good luck Howard and thank you for the update x x

Thanks for all the info. Looking forward to seeing her all ship shape and ready.

So pleased to see you are getting her ship shape Good luck with all the work you have ahead of you ⛴⚓️

Good luck to all, hope to see you all when it gets to Chatham

Good luck hope all goes to plan xx

Hope it all goes well, I came down on Sunday to have a look, a very interesting project

Great to see you back in Burnham cant wait for further news x

Any help I can give I will,I was a volunteer on the painting weekend and loved getting involved..(there was a mention of lyss helig shirts for all the volunteers)..?

Thank you for the update

If you’re looking for master welders / Fabricators I’d highly recommend APB Engineering

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A quick update regarding Llys Helig’s pending departure.
Ship yard people and surveyor need to be happy with the integrity of the patches.
We’re working hard to get sign off.

As soon as we know, you’ll know.
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A quick update regarding Llys Helig’s pending departure.
Ship yard people and surveyor need to be happy with the integrity of the patches.
We’re working hard to get sign off.

As soon as we know, you’ll know.

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Also if you see a priest on the Quay, leave it for another day.

It is excellent to see the project is still moving forward. All the indicators were that a reality bump had occurred, so nice to see there’s still a passion to make it happen.

We walked along the quay this morning to say goodbye to her, in case she goes on Friday. She will be missed, but she'll be remembered. Been a part of the Burnham landscape. Good luck.

You may think this a little silly but please may I suggest you do not leave on Friday. It’s seriously unlucky to leave on a passage on a Friday. Sailing folk are notoriously superstitious...

Thank you. Hoping to follow you to the end of the Crouch. Also hoping with Ed Sawkins and his drone. Depending on his work commitments.

Thank you four the update

Good luck

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Is that Lewis Capaldi on top of the wheelhouse?

I will never let you go Jack

The Burnham titanic has risen ❤

April 2021 update from Howard.

Llys Helig is being prepared for her voyage down to the Medway for the next phase of her restoration.

Current plan is to move before the end of May 2021. We'll update as things develop. Thank you for all your support.
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Looking forward to see the transformation unfold😊

Been looking through the winter x x

I’m full of admiration for what you’re doing to save this fine old vessel 🚢 gods speed and safe journey! 👍

Well done!

Eyes peeled

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Has she had works carried out now to get her ready

Keep us posted!

Hope we can now have a socially distanced seeing her off drink

Ooh good news !!

4 months ago

Matt Yorke

So. What’s the latest on Llys Helig - 1922 Gentleman’s Yacht? ... See MoreSee Less

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A special message for our volunteers.

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Nice one.👍

More of Llys Helig's interesting history.

Pictured here, Llys Helig when she had been re-fitted and renamed "Les Autres". The forward portholes of the smoking room the original shape still, extended upper deck and significant changes to the funnel and bridge.
Some of these features would be modified further in the 1980s.

The photo shows a 1960s Cannes in the background.
I bet there are some good stories to be told.
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More of Llys Heligs interesting history.

Pictured here, Llys Helig when she had been re-fitted and renamed Les Autres. The forward portholes of the smoking room the original shape still, extended upper deck and significant changes to the funnel and bridge.
Some of these features would be modified further in the 1980s.

The photo shows a 1960s Cannes in the background.
I bet there are some good stories to be told.

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Llys Helig - 1922 Gentleman’s Yacht how’s work’s progressing now , still getting prepared for the move round to the boatyard in Kent ?

Brilliant xx

She was a beautiful looking boat and I am certain she will be once again in your capable hands

Magnificent looking yacht....

Fantastic picture and history, you should do a timeline of her various re-fits.

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Llys Helig on her 1960s post refit sea trials.

G.L. Watson & Co. undertook the modernisation providing more living accommodation and stylish lines.
Llys Helig went on to spend time cruising the Mediterranean.
G.L Watson & Co. tell us they have a large archive of drawings and photos of the project.
Slowly, we’re filling in the gaps in her history.
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Llys Helig on her 1960s post refit sea trials. 

G.L. Watson & Co. undertook the modernisation providing more living accommodation and stylish lines.
Llys Helig went on to spend time cruising the Mediterranean.
G.L Watson & Co. tell us they have a large archive of drawings and photos of the project.
Slowly, we’re filling in the gaps in her history.

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Aww she’s so elegant.

Fantastic to gather all the history of this historic vessel...from a painting volunteer this summer.

It's all coming together nicely!👍😁😊

Splendid

Can't wait to read the book of her history. Xx

I see work on this fine yacht has reached fever pitch, when is this going to be dragged out to sea and scuppered.. For those that helped paint it last year it’s now getting a good head of rust back...

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Happy birthday Llys Helig, launched 98 years ago. Although it could take a little while before you’re back to your old self I have bought you two 1922 style chairs for your smoking room. Next 12 months crucial for you - promise to do whatever I can to get you there - Howard. ... See MoreSee Less

Happy birthday Llys Helig, launched 98 years ago. Although it could take a little while before you’re back to your old self I have bought you two 1922 style chairs for your smoking room. Next 12 months crucial for you - promise to do whatever I can to get you there - Howard.

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Wonderful! So pleased you saved her! (Corrected)

There’s a wind-up gramaphone waiting to sail too. x

A handsome addition so masculine

🤔Howard how about putting out a wish list of the things you want/need for Lyls Helig for authentic period pieces, just a thought, because there's so many people following this project I feel sure that you would get a positive response from everyone! Do you have anymore working parties planned for Welding/plating the hull/frames or painting? 👍😎

Chic

Look very comfy x

Very smart. She will love them. ❤

They are beautiful!!

Love this

They are lovely.

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Happy birthday lovely lady x x

Lyls Helig, Wishing you a very Happy 98th birthday and a speedy recovery to your 1922 former glory! Best wishes to you, your Captain and Crew! 🎂🍾🍷🍸🍻🍺

Happy birthday

Happy 98th Birthday young lady 🥂🍾🥂

Happy Birthday indeed.

Happy birthday 🍾💞

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Last sat launched at Bridgemarsh to come and see the llys helig

Last weekend despite the cold wind, we managed to take a few shots aboard Llys Helig. Some of the steelwork in good condition, some as you'll see is a little thin. ... See MoreSee Less

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So much to do I do admire Howard for taking it on x x

Amazing to see the progress for me as we lived on this beautiful boat for a number years had some great times with lots of good friends

Lovely video thanks for sharing , I’d love to know what you think the budget will be to get this ship back to its former glory ?

Lovely film - and music!

Great video and loved the music 🎵

Thanks for showing us aboard.

Thank you, it’s nice to see inside and all you have done

Thank You!

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No, she’s be floating but well tethered. Also the wind blows through nicely where the windows and doors should be 😜 she might make her way down the high street if the tide gets too high.

So pleased you are not leaving us just yet. Great work Howard and team.

Thank you for letting us know.......thank you 😊

Disappointing, but she'll feel at home and loved here in Burnham on Crouch.

Good luck hope all goes well

Thanks for the update and look forward to seeing her looking better.

Good luck such a shame you can’t move her yet but I am pleased we will be able to see more of her in Burnham for a little while x

I'm pleased she's staying a little longer. And it will be interesting to see the progress made on her here in Burnham. Keep up the good work 👍

I know nothing about boats but I have loved the story and watched the restoration here on Facebook. I have been down a couple of times to see the work progressing. So pleased you are staying through the winter. What a ‘project’ you have bought good luck.

Well done. I thought you said her name was “This headache” fir a moment Enjoy Burnham it’s lovely

Will you be scuttling her for the season? She’s so buoyant now I imagine she could be a serious liability in a winter gale.

Such a shame that you weren’t around before her demise, you clearly care very much for this proud lady. Thank you Howard.

We will look forward to raising a glass of mulled wine at Christmas. Will look forward to watching more of her progress then we expected xxxx

Look forward to seeing her progress Burnham won't be the same when she goes.

Had a walk past couldn't believe how much she was floating out of the water she looked so much proud out of the water. When you float her to Chatham and restore will you bring it back to Burnham and show her off

Will done good job done on her

Get the work done at Wallasea Marina and save the sea journey?

A sensible decision. I look forward to seeing the progress made on her.

The Wallasea marina idea sounds sensible, but I would think for some reason its not suitable ?

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Owner of Llys Helig explains what will happen over the next few months. ... See MoreSee Less

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That's great news as we get to see a bit more of her here and we definately wouldn't want you to risk on a dangerous journey out to sea 🌊.. Keep us posted. Thank you

Thanks for keeping us all updated, great to know what’s happening and what your doing going forward

Thankyou so much for sharing what is happening. It's very interesting to see the development's as they happen. Thankyou for sharing.

Wise decision and will be nice for us locals to see some of the renovations being done

Makes a lot of sense Howard. Isn’t that area where the engines were? And won't that make it difficult when you eventually reinstall engines in?

Aww I will continue to visit would miss her when she goes x

Good luck hope the repairs all go well. Glad she’s staying put and looking forward to seeing her progress xx

Hi Howard. We chatted in Burnham (Ray, Chief Engineer) Have you considered using a heavy lift vessel to transport her round to dry dock.

Thanks for the update.

Sensible might get to see

Victoria Joy

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Look out for an important announcement on Thursday 1st October. ... See MoreSee Less

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Looking forward to up date Howard thank you x x

Guessing its what we spoke about Sunday..... I won't ruin surprise but hope it os

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🤔Is that curved line on the edge of the opening the original line of the boats curved canoe stern that was modified and is it going to be reinstated as it was originally??😍

Changing tides. Llys Helig embraced by the Swans and Geese of the Crouch. ... See MoreSee Less

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She got her own special fly past. Any idea when you are setting off to Chatham? As we would like to follow on our boat out of The crouch. Thank you.

And the tourists and sightseers have been flocking, too!

Here is a black and white photo I took back in March 2014

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Mick Terry

Hello. I took this a while back and thought you might like it. The rusty patina has its own earthy beauty, but I'm so glad she's being looked after again. Good luck with the restoration...she's such a classy dame! ... See MoreSee Less

Hello. I took this a while back and thought you might like it. The rusty patina has its own earthy beauty, but Im so glad shes being looked after again.  Good luck with the restoration...shes such a classy dame!

9 months ago

Sally Perry

Prince Helig April 7th 2019, 100 years to the day of delivery to W E Corlett at Conway. ... See MoreSee Less

Prince Helig  April 7th 2019, 100 years to the day of delivery to W E Corlett at Conway.

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Is this in Acton Bridge?

Yes Acton Bridge Cruising Club on the River Weaver.

9 months ago

Sally Perry

Llys Helig Jubilee & Prince Helig late 1920's ... See MoreSee Less

Llys Helig Jubilee & Prince Helig late 1920s

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Thank you For sharing this Sally. Great photograph!

Can our amazing volunteers that helped on Saturday or Sunday email Rewards@llyshelig.com with your Name(s), and preference of Navy with White text, or White with Navy text polo shirt. Also your preferred size from Small to XXXL please. All measurements will be treated as confidential 😉 ... See MoreSee Less

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How exciting!

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John Head, get you in your work overalls xx

A lick of paint seems to have lifted the old girls spirits...looks fab.

It was an absolute pleasure being aboard, meeting Howard, learning so much. Thank you.

Like a lady having her make up on beautiful went yesterday to see her I just think it’s lovely x x

Nice work, guys! You should be feeling very proud.

Frances Franklin thank you for capturing the day.

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