More pics of Chris Perkins’ Oughtred Macgregor canoe

Chris Perkins’ Macgregor

Chris Perkins’ Macgregor Chris Perkins’ Macgregor
Chris Perkins’ Macgregor; photos courtesy of Chris

The world has some very kind people in it, thankfully, and one of them is Chris Perkins, builder of the Iain Oughtred canoe featured by a few days ago.

The story goes like this. I accidentally lost almost all of the 480 photos I took at the recent Beale Park Boat Show after a backup failed to work properly, and so I appealed for some replacements – and Macgregor canoe builder Chris Perkins was kind enough to supply me with some of his. Naturally, I’m hugely grateful. Thanks Chris.

In the circumstances, I thought I should begin with some more shots of Chris’s handsome Macgregor sailing canoe, so here they are.

By the way, my attempts to recover the lost photos continues, – this week I’m planning to use some data recovery software on the camera datacard, which will be interesting. Wish me luck…

LATEST NEWS: Huzzah! With the help of a card reader and some very cool free software called PC Inspector Smart Recovery, I have successfully restored all my lost photos. Look out for cool photos for months to come!

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Priceless photos and descriptions of old sailing canoes
An 1890s sailing canoe for today’s home boat builder
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More dreams of sailing canoes

More posts relating to the Beale Park Boat Show:
A pilot gig at the Beale Park Boat Show
A rare Uffa Fox Flying 10 at Beale Park
More pics of Chris Perkins’ Oughtred Macgregor canoe
An Ashcroft dinghy at the Beale Park show
Gorgeous Oughtred sailing canoe wins 2007 Watercraft boatbuilding prize
A fabulous day with the craftsman boatbuilders at Beale Park
Some curragh photos
An elegant electric canoe from 100 years ago
The Beale Park Thames Boat Show – and another shed

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2 thoughts on “More pics of Chris Perkins’ Oughtred Macgregor canoe”

  1. Chris,
    It looks very serene out there… Have you tried it in a stronger wind yet?
    Congrats on the well deservd building prize.

  2. Jim,

    Thanks for the kind words, I was rather suprised at the result, but very gratifying non the less.

    I need to confess – 'twas not I at the helm but John Greenford of TTBS (you may have seen his canoe – Luing, mouth-watering!) who kindly volunteered to take Scotch Mist' out for her first sail allowing me to get a few shots of her. I am still struggling with the logic, which insists that, a sail that big is going to tip her over – daft I know. Learning to handle the boat is going to have to wait until I get back to Scotland and I can play off Achmelvich beach – warm water, shallow (i.e. I can stand up in it) and usually fairly sheltered (and not too much of an audience to witness my duckings)



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