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A creek in North Kent

A creek in North Kent

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Legendary bonkers Boncoeurs sign at Oare Creek, Dutch barge, smack stern, view of the head of Oare Creek

I love going to Oare Creek, where our little boat is, and that’s what we did today. Had a chat with my pal Steve Taylor, who has recently done a handsome job of restoring a 24ft Hillyard that I hope to show you soon, and with Bob Telford, the owner of the classic Maurice Griffiths yacht Idle Duck. I hope soon to show you some shots showing how that restoration is going.

After spending some jolly time scraping and replacing the finish of some teak, we took a short walk along the creek, and came back with

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The Light Trow goes to sea

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Ben Crawshaw’s Light Trow Onawind Blue

Once again Ben has come up trumps with some delicious photos – can’t you just smell the sea? – and some more interesting weblog entries.

I’m glad to say that he has fixed the problems he’s had with his rudder and the thwart supporting the daggerboard, and that he continues to be very happy with his new boat.

As the designer, I can’t wait to see it sailing with something like the two-stick rig I originally intended, but no doubt that will come.

See Ben’s weblog here: The Invisible Workshop

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Steam launches at the Beale Park Boat Show

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I’m sorry – it’s hopelessly ungentlemanly of me, but I’ve forgotten her name and lost the photo of the information board . If anyone can help, could they please use the comment button below or email me at the address at the top of the right-hand column?

Beale Park steam launch

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The lovely Elidir

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Steam launch by boatbuilder Nick Smith

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Many people’s favourite – the beautifully restored and kept Consuta

I’m sorry everyone – while I managed to retrieve many of my photos from the Beale Park Boat Show, I’m afraid I seem to have lost the photos I took of the information boards of two of the delicious steam launches on show this year. If anyone can help out with the necessary information, I hope they will contact me.

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