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Stirling & Son is recruiting…

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Devonport, Plymouth boatbuilders Stirling & Son are hiring skilled traditional shipwrights experienced in wooden boatbuilding and repair…

They’re based at the wonderful No 1 covered slip – which is said to be the oldest remaining covered slipway in any royal dockyard. It’s also the one with the famous statue of King Billy looking out over the water.

Check out the company’s website and posts about their projects here on Intheboatshed.net.

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A skiff on a lonely New Zealand beach

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Regular intheboatshed.net reader Paul Mullings found this skiff on a beach while strolling by the Manukau Harbour, Auckland, New Zealand and was so uplifted by its simple elegance that he decided to send in a clutch of photos.

‘Hi Gav,

‘I chanced upon this delightful skiff when out and about today and thought I should share it with you – it certainly lifted my spirits and instilled a modicum of jealousy too!

‘Paul’

So here’s the question: assuming that it was built to published drawings, which were the plans this builder used? Answers to the Comment link below please!

Also on the subject of doings in New Zealand, weblogger Andy White has written to say that Devonport Yacht Club is holding an exhibition of the work of North Shore designers from the 4th to the 11th October as part of a heritage festival for Auckland. Read more here at Andy’s weblog and also here.

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