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Gadfly II restoration makes progress

[ad#intheboatshed-post] Simon Papendick and family make progress on their project to restore Gadfly II I’m grateful to Simon Papendick for getting in contact to report on his progress in bringing Gadfly II back to life. Gadfly II looks very much … Continue reading

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Our first half-million hits

[ad#intheboatshed-post] Thames barges on the Blackwater – one of the first photos to appear at intheboatshed.net It feels a little funny when I think of it, but some time in the next two or three days in the boatshed.net will … Continue reading

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F B Cooke on Single Handed Cruising

[ad#intheboatshed-post] The mystery of Gadfly II’s origins and her link with the Blackwater sloops reminded me of yachting author F B Cooke, who I seem to remember owned a Blackwater sloop in the 1920s. He had strong views on the … Continue reading

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