Category Archives: wooden boat

Matthew Atkin photographs the outrigger canoes of Olango and Mactan

Here are some more of my brother’s stunning photos from the Far East. Today’s shots of mainly outrigger canoes – mostly what are known as bancas – come from Olango and Mactan in the Phillipines.

Click on the images for a much bigger and better view.

Thanks Matt!

Norfolk’s Rescue Wooden Boats builds the first crab boat for 25 years

Rescue Wooden Boats crab boat

This is a splendid piece of news – Rescue Wooden Boats trustee David Hewitt has built and now launched the Norfolk Coast’s first new traditionally built crab boat for 25 years, the 17ft oak-built Auk.

Read about it on the Anglia Afloat website, or click on the image above to go to the newspaper’s nice photogallery.

Anglia TV has also put a story online.

I’m amused to notice that a little before the launch, David and his boatbuilding apprentice Tom Gathercole carefully fitted Auk’s engine beds – or ‘wrongs’ as they are known in the area. ‘Engine wrongs’. Great name chaps!

FITTING ENGINE WRONGS ON NEW CRABBER “AUK” from Rescue:Wooden:Boats on Vimeo.

More favourite local boats seen while sailing the Swale

Some more favourite local boats seen around the Swale – and mostly photographed using one hand! As usual, click on the small image for a much larger view.

The little white-hulled boat from Paglesham is just the cutest thing, isn’t she?