Mike Carr builds an Apple Pie dinghy (free plans) and has fun…

I love his evident pleasure when he rows the little boat for the first time! Download free plans for this handy little boat. Advertisements

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Cargo carrying dhows film

This striking video comes from the Facebook page Historic Vessel Vega, which belongs to SailVega, a charity that operates the 120-odd year old Norwegian built vessel, delivering donated educational and medical supplies to isolated island communities in South East Asia.┬áDonate here. Here’s another from the same source:

A film history of Thames Estuary gravel carriers Prior’s

This is a┬ábeautifully made film history of Prior’s – their small gravel-carrying ships are a familiar sight for anyone sailing the north side of the Thames Estuary. My thanks to Paul Mullings for the link. Here’s a photo of one of Prior’s vessels that I took earlier this year.