Fowey River 59
Fowey River 60
St Mawes One Design Saskia
We’ve also received an update from Fowey boatbuilder Marcus Lewis, who is well known for building Fowey River Class dinghies.
‘Hi Gavin, hope all is well, just thought I would drop you a line with some pics to show what has been going on lately.
‘The two Fowey River Class dinghies are coming on. No. 59 has been timbered out with steamed green oak ribs and the seats and gunnwales are in, and we will soon be fitting the centreplate case. No. 60 is soon to have her mahogany sheer strake fitted (the rest of her planking is spruce), and then she will be timbered out.
‘Also arrived last week was a St Mawes One Design for a few small repairs after being damaged on her moorings in the gales. (See www.stmawesod.org.uk for more information.)
‘There are always one or two of these lovely little boats for sale. They were designed in 1923 and are raced mostly on the River Fal, in and around Falmouth and, obviously, at St Mawes!
‘I’ve also attached an advert [see below Ed]. This is an opportunity for someone to pick up a classic boat for very little – a Kings Cruiser. A friend of mine has owned this boat for quite a few years, and initially did a considerable amount of work, used her for a few years, but then laid her up, and now has to get rid of her. She probably needs quite of bit of work again now, but is worth an offer!
Marcus can be reached at tel 07973 420568 and email email@example.com