Category Archives: Restoration and repair

Lost, found and restored – and due to return to Dunkirk in 2020


Annie Gabb rediscovered her grandfather’s boat she believed sunk at Dunkirk rescue, restored it and plans to return with it to Dunkirk in 2020. What a lovely story!

My thanks to regular informant Chris Brady for the tipoff!

The £1 (and a lot of work) Folkboat

I reckon he did rather well, even if there was a lot of work involved. It’s a fine looking boat today…

Saving Anne Marie

Fixing up old boats is hard, expensive and dirty work. If you doubt it, even for a moment, consider this weblog, which demonstrates a truth that applies even to boats with GRP hulls. Mind, she’ll be wonderful when she’s done…