Schooner Christian Foundation
Stainless steel water tanks come aboard
January 2013: Thanks indeed to Chris White for a wonderful donation! We shall try to match it and together obtain a decent generator which is top of our list of outstanding expensive special equipment.
December 2012: Delighted to receive a generous Christmas gift from Mike and Jean Coulter which is sufficient to enable us to complete the final stern section of our beautiful teak rail!
July 2012: Usually work slows down during the summer but this year we were able to continue thanks to a generous donation from
Nigel Nonkovic, Trinity Holdings International
UNICEF: ONE CHILD DIES EVERY 3 MINUTES BECAUSE IT DID NOT RECEIVE DISEASE IMMUNISATION PROTECTION
For every hour I work on the schooner 20 lives can be saved.
Please join in and help us shorten construction time so that more lives can be saved.
In spite of labour shortage and budget restriction we toil on regardless.
I am working more hours alone than ever before and am excited about the new progress being made…
Immediate goal is to reach a stage in the poop so that our ready-made stainless steel water tanks can be installed…
We expect our CAS team from BIS, Phuket to continue their great endeavours on Sundays soon…
How many islands are there in the world?
More than 2 million
How many of these islands are inhabited?
How many of the inhabited islands have health clinics?
How many island children do not get their childhood inoculations?
What are we going to do about it?
Build the Schooner Ixdos to take free health care to these island children!
Organisations interested in being involved:
UNICEF- Rotary International
I have a dream… boat
A big vision…
A little ship…
A little ship with a big mission…
To give a ray of hope…
To lost islands of the planet…
To their children…
In love with hope and peace
2012 has seen steady progress on construction. We have been working to the completion of a phase which will bring us ready for our next survey. This includes preparation for the sole in the clinic, acrylic deckhead in the deck-house, completion of white plastic lining in the poop, and installation of stainless steel water tanks.
Work completed in 2012:
Prototype strip lighting Feb 12
Liner Foc’sle Jan 12
Focsle rubber to flanges Feb 12
Focsle Glue sole battens to flange rubbers Feb 12
Teak Rail Starboard Jan 12
Clean starboard deck Mar 12
Clean starboard topside and stern Mar 12
New staircase Mar 12
Stainless bunk stanchions frd and ER and DH Feb 12
Clinic bilge hatch Mar 12
Electric conduit DH Focsle Jan 12
Epoxy to ply edges Apr 12
Aft: takien tong sole battens Mar 12
Focsle sole + blue rubber Feb 12
Aft sole anti-bug May 12
Poop sole epoxy ply edges May 12
Poop sole hatch handles May 12
Poop sole resin May 12
Filler to starboard topside and rail and paint Mar 12
Liner DH Nov 11
Clinic rubber to flanges May 12
Aft sole polyurethane May 12
Filler to port rail June 12
Poop ply bilge-boards extra resin June 12
Paint port bulwarks June 12
Paint name and rub-rail blue June 12
Fit ports June 12
Fasten poop sole July 12
DH acrylic deckhead Jan 12
220v cable DH, Clinic, Poop Sept 12
DH 220v lighting Jan 12
Me:Topsides and keel filler and touch-up Dec 12
The Schooner Christian Foundation is a charity with the objective of building a small ship capable of carrying a mobile mother and child health clinic offering free care including child inoculation to island peoples lacking such a facility. An additional objective is to carry equipment to drill for water so providing sustainable drinking water systems wherever needed.
The Schooner Ixdos is being built by the foundation in Phuket and has been designed as a sailing ship with an auxiliary engine. In the forward section, space has been allocated for a clinic with overhead access to allow stretcher cases to be lowered. 6 double cabins will accommodate a professional team to crew the ship and staff the clinic.
Building was originally funded privately. After the Asian tsunami the need became quite apparent and donations were accepted in order to speed up construction. The ship is now about two thirds built. So much support so far has enabled us to continue building throughout difficult times. Funds are now sought to finish building and become operational.
We entered into discussion with Rolly Tasker Sails Ltd in the expectation of obtaining masts, sails and rigging from one local supplier. This is the major expense left for the completion of our vessel. It will require serious fund-raising which we must make the priority.
Thank you indeed for your thoughts, prayers and contributions. Our huge leap in faith has been sustained by your enthusiasm and we anticipate with excitement the eventual launching of Schooner Ixdos.
Schooner Ixdos – January 2013
P.O. Box 315,
Tel: +66 (0) 84 176 1832
pat @ mission-ship.com
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Cheers ahoy! Look-out ready
Poop painting finished
Go sailors go!
BIS Team – March 2009
Stern with hatch
Deck-house starboard deck