Thames Skiff, Veneer, Woodworking Tools & Equip.

Thames Skiff, Veneer, Woodworking Tools & Equip.

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Thames Skiff, Veneer, Woodworking Tools & Equip.

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Graeme King, maker of the world's finest racing shells, is retiring and closing his Vermont facility before moving home to Australia. We will be selling, among other things, wood working and metal fabrication machinery, wood boat building materials, a fine & beautifully restored, top of the line 1880's Messum's Thames skiff and several partly restored wood racing shells as well as the last boat built by King!

Thomas Hirchak Company


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Payment - Your credit card will be processed for the full amount of sale immediately following close of the auction *unless PRIOR alternative payment arrangements have be...moreen made with Thomas Hirchak Company. Credit card payments will have 3% added to invoice for processing fees. Check payments may be requested and such payments are assessed a $15 transaction fee. Please Note: Processing times may vary up to 24 hours following transaction. Please Note: Additional fees noted in Shipping Instructions and Checkout Date & Time Details for item(s) not removed by date/time specified. Special Terms - REGISTER TO BID: Registration at the auction finalizes each bidder's agreement to the terms and conditions of sale as stated in the Contract and any Addenda which are incorporated by reference into your bidding. Do not bid until you have read and understand the terms and conditions. In order to bid at the auction, each bidder must be signed up and register to bid through Proxibid.com. There is no fee to register, although a valid credit card will be required to verify identity and funds. By bidding you are representing to Thomas Hirchak Company (Auctioneer) and the seller that you have read and agree to be bound by the terms and conditions for this sale as stated herein. If you do not agree with any of the terms and conditions stated DO NOT BID! BY BIDDING, YOU AGREE TO ALL DISCLOSURES. BEFORE PLACING A BID: It is important that you are familiar with the terms and conditions as all sales are final. The terms of sale are non-negotiable. Buyer is responsible for all costs and fees associated with purchase and removal of items - no refunds. THE SALE WILL BE CONTROLLED BY THE AUCTIONEER PROGRAM: Thomas Hirchak Company is not responsible for malfunctions or system errors which cause a bid or bidder to fail to be recognized or registered. If there is a dispute, the Auctioneer may re-open the bidding at the Auctioneer's sole discretion and shall serve as the sole arbiter as to who is or is not allowed to bid. ITEMS SOLD AS IS, WHERE IS: Thomas Hirchak Company has made every attempt to fully disclose any known condition of product being sold. Auction items are sold 'AS IS, WHERE IS' with no financing, inspection or other contingencies to sale. Buyers are responsible for conducting their own due diligence and investigation of each auction prior to making a bid and purchase at the auction. Buyers must rely solely upon their own investigation and not any information provided by the Seller or Auctioneer. Failure of a Buyer to be fully informed on the condition of an item will not constitute grounds for any claim adjustment or right to cancel sale. PICK UP OF ITEMS: Item(s) MUST be completely removed from auction site on specified day. Please bring appropriate means to load and haul your items including but not limited to boxes, packing material, any necessary tools, ladders, or other equipment involved with the disassembly or removal of items. Any items not picked up on the specified day will be considered "ABANDONED". Buyers that do not show up for scheduled load outs and do not communicate with THCo will have all winning lots considered, "ABANDONED WITHOUT REFUND." Buyers must make any transport requests 24 hours prior to load out with Chris@THCAuction only. Buyers may not make transport arrangements with any other THCo staff. Transport fees are at minimum $50 regardless of invoice total. THCo reserves the right to refuse transport of any items. Items may only be transported back to THCo Morrisville and must be retrieved by buyer within 48 hours or 2 business days. Items not retrieved within 48 hours are considered, "ABANDONED WITHOUT REFUND." No exceptions. YOU ARE ENTERING INTO A BINDING CONTRACT. THERE ARE NO REFUNDS OR BID CANCELLATIONS. THE REGISTERED BIDDER IS PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE, LEGALLY AND FINANCIALLY FOR ALL AUCTION ITEMS BID UPON WHETHER REPRESENTING ONE'S SELF OR ACTING AS AN AGENT. AN ONLINE BID ACCEPTED AT PUBLIC AUCTION IS A LEGAL AND BINDING CONTRACT TO PURCHASE. ANY BIDDER WHO FAILS TO FOLLOW THROUGH WITH A PURCHASE WILL BE BANNED FROM BIDDING AT ALL FUTURE SELLER AUCTION EVENTS AND MAY BE PURSUED FOR CIVIL AND/OR CRIMINAL VIOLATIONS.

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59 Brickyard Lane, Putney, VT 05346...more

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59 Brickyard Lane, Putney, VT 05346...more

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About King Racing Shells

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Graeme King was born in Adelaide, South Australia in 1947. He became fascinated with boats at the early age of five while watching a news reel of an eight oared shell rac...moree. As Graeme tells the story, he went home immediately and built his first model of a rowing shell. This first effort would mark the beginning of a long and illustrious career as one of the most decorated and credible rowing shell designers in the world. King began rowing at the age of 16 at the South Australian Railways Institute Rowing Club (SARIRC) and at the same time commenced an extensive apprenticeship with the South Australian Railways that would hone his skills as a true mechanical engineer. After only a brief introduction to rowing at SARIRC Graeme knew he wanted to dedicate his life to building boats. In 1965 he built his first full scale 1x, a boat equipped with fully adjustable stretchers and riggers, with a much wider span than what clubs were used to seeing. People in the rowing world began to take notice of his fine craftsmanship and began ordering boats from the young King soon thereafter. Norm Talbot was one of them. A ten time state sculling title holder and President’s Cup title holder, Mr. Talbot commissioned Graeme King to build him a boat in 1970. Norm rowed his new King 1x to gold at the Australian National Championships in 1971–the first of many national championships to be won in King shells. It was in the 1970’s that Graeme really began to flourish as a boat maker and mechanical engineer. Howard Croker is one rowing dignitary that helped put King in the spotlight of international rowing. Croker and legendary coach Harry Parker crossed paths at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games and spoke about Graeme’s attention to detail and how his skills as a mechanical engineer were showing up in the form of singles in Australia. Soon thereafter Graeme King and Harry Parker were introduced. Coach Parker then invited Graeme to come over to the USA as the Harvard boatman, a position King held from 1972-1975. At the end of the ’75 season Graeme King returned home to Australia to continue designing and selling boats. Graeme soon became comfortable designing and building 4+’s and 8+’s as well. King built his first eight oared shell for Adelaide Rowing Club in 1979. His 1x’s and 2-‘s were getting a lot of attention and were the boats by which all other shells we’re compared. However his 8+ designs would soon be well received by clubs in Australia and the USA, including Parker’s crews at Harvard. Aside the exceptional race results, these wooden shells were also known for their simple elegance and extreme durability. Many of the boats that were built over 30 years ago are still being rowed and raced today. With King boat sales growing in the US (along with several shells damaged in route), Graeme made a decision to permanently set up shop in Vermont in 1983 He’s been living in Putney, VT. since the 1980’s and has seen his shells win numerous US National Championships in the collegiate and scholastic brackets since then. After a conversation in the late 1990’s with former Harvard coxswain, Jim Crick, Graeme was right back in the competitive big boat rowing scene with a new company called Elite Boatworks (they eventually changed their name to Quantum Racing). Quantum’s King design was a winner right from the first boat, and you can still see many of these shells rowed by elite US collegiate and scholastic rowing programs ten years after the first boat came off the production line. Unfortunately Quantum Racing was improperly funded and they closed their doors in 2004. At this time several engineers from Quantum Racing, including Dave Thomas and Ed Hofmeister, joined forces with a new company on the scene, WinTech Racing. They’ve been at WinTech ever since and have applied their knowledge and experience in building uni-directional carbon fiber boats to WinTech’s entire fleet, expanding to become the world’s largest manufacturer of rowing shells, now rowed by several national teams and hundreds of clubs around the world. In 2009, members of the WinTech Racing team met up with Graeme King at the Head of the Charles and asked him if he would like to re-introduce his design–this time with proper funding in place and a state-of-the-art facility capable of meeting the demands of the marketplace. Graeme accepted this invitation and has since re-introduced the LW and MW hull designs seen on the first Quantum 8’s, along with new super-lightweight and heavyweight designs. All of these boats are branded with his namesake, “King”, an appropriate and fitting brand for the world’s finest racing shells.

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John Deere L118 Lawn Tractor

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184 hours; 42" cutting deck...more

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(2) Wet Vacs

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Metal Supply Cabinet

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E. Messum & Sons Thames Skiff no. AA34

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THAMES SKIFF circa 1870s. From about 1860 to the first World War (1914) Thousands of this type of boat were built by the various boat yards that lined the upper Thames Ri...morever in England. Their popularity declined after 1920 and almost all the boats were cut up for fire wood during the 1930s depression. This (AA34) top-of-the-line model did survive mostly intact but in poor condition. The boat was built sometime in the 1870s by the well-respected firm of E. Messum for the Edgar family whose motto (Maun Do It) could still be seen on the oars prior to the restoration. This motto dates from 1306 when Robert Bruce King of Scotland with the help of Sir Richard Edgar murdered his rival John Comyn in the chapel of a monastery. The Firm of E. Messum was located in Richmond England and at the height of their business employed about 60 people during the winter and about 120 people during the busy summer months. The facilities include a hotel, workshops and storage sheds for 1,200 boats. Besides storing and maintaining a large private and rental fleet the firm was busy building boats for the various Kings, Queens, Emperors, Sultans, Heads of State etc. After being in business for about 70 years the firm finally closed its doors in 1937. BOAT DETAILS: Planking: Honduras Mahogany; Frames keel etc.: English Oak; Finish, 1 coat epoxy sealer, 4 coats Epiphanes, 2 part high gloss Poly-urethane; Gilding: Double thickness 23 karat Russian Restorer's gold leaf; Boat length incl. rudder: 27 feet; Beam over tholes: 4' 7". BOAT RESTORED AT KING BOAT WORKS, PUTNEY VERMONT.

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