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Orkney dinghy cruiser Mark Shiner’s Arctic Whaler in the limelight

Mark Shiner and Arctic Whaler Mark Shiner of Orkney has written to tell me that his cruising dinghy Arctic Whaler is having a definite 15 minutes of fame. It doesn’t happen like this to many small boats! It all began … Continue reading

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A love song about the Montagu whaler

Montagu whaler – a boat type that inspires a deep affection among some of those who have known them well There’s a song about everything in my experience, and I’m not shy about reminding folks of this important cultural fact. … Continue reading

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London Whalers explain how to row

[ad#intheboatshed-post] London Whalers at rest The London Whalers have put up a page explaining how to row, and I like what they say. Feathering is optional but regarded as helpful in a headwind! Well, I do it sometimes, and sometimes … Continue reading

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