Homeward Bound Community Boat Project

Homeward Bound Community Boat Project

From Zackary Cain

Raising money for the restoration of an abandoned Falmouth Sloop for materials, costs and labour, for the intention of giving the local community a chance to work, maintain and learn to sail a beautiful story.

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Update #1

9 days ago

Hey FUNDERCATS!!!

(Soz
fresh right out the proverbial aga )

So THIS is where I’m at and INDEED Where your help and support Has got me and the boat so far ...

There’s a main guy in the metal fabrication (who LOVES TA BE GIVEN DA BISCUITS ... he’s BOB and he’s taken two days out of his three month backlog to sort out the rotted brackets from the rudder
Telling me IF I had not sorted this out now it was about to fall off !!

Now the boat has stainless steeel solid steerage !!

So here is the boat as if 10pm last night along with the first coat of underwater prime ... I’m of course back there tonight to make some moves in the putty between the planks but just giving you guys an update which there should always be more but I absolutely am allergic to tech and when you’re busy it’s twice as hard as ye may know so
THANK YOU FOR MAKING THIS HAPPEN
More to follow naturally !

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Ahoy !

Welcome to my crowdfunding page for the Homeward Bound Community boat project!

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Off the bat 

I just want to show much gratitude for Sam G and Betty for holding my bladdy hand through the scary forest of TECH and helping me to get towards the support that I’m a gonna need.

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Overview

This is a call out to anyone who would like to help me and my shanty crew, shape up and heave away the nearly abandoned and neglected ‘June Venture’.

‘JUNE VENTURE’ is a finely timbered 1960 Pilot Sloop made in Falmouth.

Bought for a hundred pennies and conversationally warned away as an unwise “gentleman’s pursuit”. 

However, being the character that I am, I took it on.

Having just had it lifted out of the water six weeks ago to check her condition 

(since she has been neglected for many years) to see if indeed this opportunity was too good to be true, despite the odds being extremely low.

What I, and the boatyard staff, found was very encouraging ….

So I have decided to run with it, for both the purpose of building up confidence and positive perspectives within the local community (as I will explain below) as well as giving myself the opportunity to own and take pride in a project I would not until now have had the opportunity to do so.

About Homeward Bound

Homeward Bound is a project set up by myself four years ago so that I could, on the one hand, earn a living for myself as I have a child also to support, and on the other, utilise my skills and energy in order to have a positive effect on peoples lives and experience.

Using traditional sea shanties (sailors work songs) sung acapella and in an intimate environment, I aim to give platform for people to gain confidence, improve mental health and well-being. Whilst demystifying the idea that music “is for musical people” only.

Of course, it belongs to everyone.

“Ahh I can’t sing”

Is something I hear constantly and it is this sentiment that I’ve been trying to challenge through the Homeward Bound workshops that I’ve been running for the last three years across the south east of England.

I should also say that I, and everyone who comes to this increasingly popular event have witnessed so many beautiful epiphanies, watching both the young and older people coming together, laughing and crying and it’s for this reason that the community project side to Homeward Bound continues to grow!

Intention of Crowdfunder

I am trying to raise funding to help pay for the restoration of a 1960 Falmouth Pilot Sloop that was “rescued “ by myself for the princely sum of £1 and was about to be abandoned.

With your help, myself and the Homeward Bound Community can pay for all the tools, materials and other costs that will be required to get her in the water.

The hull and keel itself seems to be in very good condition for its age and considering the neglect, however, the steel work on the rudder needs replacing and re welding, and it will need to be completely sanded, primed and anti fouled also.

I want to make this boat safe and seaworthy if it is going to be able to perform it’s role as a vessel for sailing novices (to include me !) 

So the rigging and the will need checking and possibly reworking.

All this will be a cost that I cannot afford to make on my own .

It is a firm belief of mine that, both the developmental, as well as mental health benefits of taking part in this collective activity of both sailing and maintaining the vessel, can reap profound results in the course of peoples lives.

So,

In exchange for your support, I have created tiers of fun and rewards from on board the boat and lots more.

Also,

I pledge to keep everyone updated at every momentary step of the way so your generous support can be witnessed and hopefully celebrated!

Thank you once again for checking out this crowdfunding page and for those that are able to help the cause in any way you can, I hope you will too, reap the rewards gained from the undertaking of bringing this beautiful vessel back into the sea in fine shape.

As will the souls that I intend to benefit from this fantastic project.

Yours sincerely 

Zackary and the Homeward Bound community !

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Zackary Cain posted a new update:
9 days ago

Update #1

Hey FUNDERCATS!!!

(Soz
fresh right out the proverbial aga )

So THIS is where I’m at and INDEED Where your help and support Has got me and the boat so far ...

There’s a main guy in the metal fabrication (who LOVES TA BE GIVEN DA BISCUITS ... he’s BOB and he’s taken two days out of his three month backlog to sort out the rotted brackets from the rudder
Telling me IF I had not sorted this out now it was about to fall off !!

Now the boat has stainless steeel solid steerage !!

So here is the boat as if 10pm last night along with the first coat of underwater prime ... I’m of course back there tonight to make some moves in the putty between the planks but just giving you guys an update which there should always be more but I absolutely am allergic to tech and when you’re busy it’s twice as hard as ye may know so
THANK YOU FOR MAKING THIS HAPPEN
More to follow naturally !

Xxx

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