Folding and skin-on-frame boats at this year’s Beale Park Thames Boat Show

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Folding boats at the Beale Park Thames Boat Show 2008

Folding boats at the Beale Park Thames Boat Show 2008

Folding dinghy at the Beale Park Thames Boat Show 2008.
As usual, click on the photos for a much larger image

Folding and skin-on-frame boats are always represented at the Beale Park Thames Boat Show, and this year was no exception. I was particularly impressed with this folding skin on frame dinghy – folding canoes and tenders are relatively commonplace, but this is a much bigger production.

Here’s exhibitor Roger French’s history and explanation, followed by some more shots, and a coracle or two:

Folding boats at the Beale Park Thames Boat Show 2008

Folding boats at the Beale Park Thames Boat Show 2008

Folding boats at the Beale Park Thames Boat Show 2008

Coracle at the Beale Part Thames Boat Show 2008

Coracle at the Beale Part Thames Boat Show 2008

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