Weblog alert: Small Clinker Boat Restoration

Pembrookshire based Bill Dowell is clearly a devoted chap: he’s a man who enjoys restoring and maintaining clinker-built boats, and has a particular interest in Redwing sailing dinghies, designed by Uffa Fox for racing on the open sea.

The latest object of his attentions is Nanw, a strongly built 15ft  rowing and outboard dinghy built at Penarth some decades ago, and which remained in the Pembrokeshire area.

Bill believes she was used in the making of the Robin Hood movie starring Russell Crowe, which included scenes shot at Freshwater West in Pembrokeshire during the summer of 2009.

He runs a weblog about his exploits with the small clinker hulls (which I intend to follow), and another about cruising his Finesse 24.

 

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