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Bill Dowell renovates a clinker dinghy

Finesse sailor Bill Dowell has a very nice weblog about his current project – restoring a small clinker built dinghy. Take a look and wish him luck!

A challenging new weblog: The Life of a Boatbuilder

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This intriguing new weblog Life of a Boatbuilder is probably not for the faint-hearted. It celebrates struggle and mess, and shows a mighty zest for life that you have to admire. Even if you don’t – or don’t want to – agree immediately with every word, this woman boatbuilder who calls herself a ‘planker’ because that’s what she enjoys is clearly a force to be reckoned with.

I wonder where she will go and what she will plank in years to come? It’s probably best to start following her progress from the beginning

My thanks to the folks who have pointed this one out – including Chuck Leinweber of Duckworks. Look out for Duckworks’ whizzy new website btw…

Old images of barges and Southend Pier

My thanks to Malcolm Woods, who found this poster from 1915 posted on this New Zealand-based world transport website.

The photo below from The Barge Blog of the pierhead in the old days before the fire good too. Go to the weblog to read about it.

The barge connection? well you can just spot some spars at the left hand side of the shot…