Trows on the Fleet this summer

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Trow on the Fleet, in Hampshire

Trow on the Fleet, in Hampshire Trow boats on the Fleet, in Hampshire Trow on the Fleet, in Hampshire

It’s good to know that the traditional Fleet trows are still in use on the famous body of sheltered water.

I was concerned that these unusual small flat-bottomed wooden boats were looking unloved and might be on the way out when I last saw them, which was getting on for a decade ago. However, if they’re still here in 2010 there seems no doubt that they’re being used and maintained by someone.

Regular readers will know I have a certain interest in these craft  – to find out more about trows and my reworked version in plywood, the Light TrowClick here and page through the many results for much more!

These photos were taken by my friend and colleague Ed Birch on a cycling trip a few weeks ago. Thanks Ed!

2 thoughts on “Trows on the Fleet this summer”

  1. First, thanks for the inspirational blog (and especially the free plans)!
    Sadly, I have to say that it looks like the fleet trow is no more. I have recently moved to the area of Weymouth next to the Fleet, and I can’t find any sign of them. Even the wreck being used as a planter in the local restaurant, is a standard clinker built tub.
    I hope I’m wrong, and there are still some about but it’s not looking good. I suppose I will have to build one now.

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