The funniest thing I’ve seen today…

…is a picture of a badly-loaded plastic motorboat and some commentary by the very entertaining Ben Crawshaw, writing on his weblog theinvisibleboatshed.

Take a look:


The much-missed Robb White

Perfectionist boatbuilder and highly opinionated columnist Robb White entranced a generation of US boatbuilders with his unique and often fiery writing style. Here’s a reprise of a Woodenboat profile of this extraordinary man that’s now online at Rudderposts, the Woodenboat weblog:

Pete’s guide to the Norfolk Broads

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In the depths of winter it’s far too early to upset yourself with this kind of thing, but I’m already dreaming about my holidays.

Naturally, I’ve started to think about the Norfolk Broads once again. We won’t get there because my summer’s activities are already focused on the South Coast and the Swale, but it’s a great part of the world, and such a happy place to go sailing with kids. I’ve put up some old film photos for those of you who don’t yet know the area and the stress-free sailing it can offer. Click on them for an enlarged view.

Poking about with the world’s favourite search engine, I found this very nice guide to The Broads, which some of you might find interesting or even useful – and maybe you’ll even consider paying this special place a visit sometime:

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