Fabian Bush builds a winkle brig

FaithThis one was built by Fabian Bush of Rowhedge in Essex. I wish I had more information about winkle brigs to share but I haven’t – there’s very little online that I can find – and Google is full of the very different little plastic weekender of the same name.

Here’s just a little information from the book Inshore Craft, scanned by Google.

Anyway, I can say that the sharp-eyed can sometimes spot one sailing out of Brightlingsea, just down the river from Rowhedge…

My thanks to Boat Building Academy student Sam Robinson for letting me know about this one, ahd for the Google Books link! Cheers Sam, and good luck with the boats you’re working on.

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2 thoughts on “Fabian Bush builds a winkle brig”

  1. Winkle brigs are small gaff or lug rigged general purpose boats that used to be found in Essex rivers. Have you read Hervey Benham’s ‘Last Stronghold of Sail’?

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