Tag Archives: wooden boat

Elegant rowing boat project for sale on eBay

There’s a nice project here for someone!

My thanks for Fowey boat builder Marcus Lewis for pointing it out. Check on his boats for sale, and  see his website to read about the Troy Class and the Fowey River Class.

Bridlington Sailing Coble Festival, 13th-14th August

Coblegram Special Edition Bridlington

Coble enthusiasts are planning a Sailing Coble Festival at Bridlington on the 13th–14th August this year, which sounds like a great idea.

It is being organised by the Bridlington Sailing Coble Preservation Society and The Coble and Keelboat Society, and is sponsored by the local Independent Shellfishermen’s Co-operative, and will bring together the largest gathering of sailing cobles anywhere in the British Isles in recent years.

Four locally based sailing cobles, Three Brothers, Imperialist, Madeleine Isabella and Gratitude; will be joined by the two new cobles; Free Spirit and Misnomer. Christina from Mevagissey and Grace from Staithes will also attend, and a number of other coble owners have expressed interest – and there is even talk of the North East Maritime Trust attending with the coble Royal Diadem II and a 40ft restored seine net keelboats.

Read all about it in the latest Coblegram.

 

Traditional working boats of Italy’s inland waterways

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Happily, Italy has an association that records the country’s inland traditional boats, cares for them and builds them.

Some of the boats are recognisable flat-bottomed turf boats as you might expect – but others are strange and wonderful.

My thanks to reader Justin Ford for finding this one!