Progress shots of the revenue cutter Alert

Alert Will Stirling of Cutters & Luggers has kindly sent us a fantastic set of pictures of his current project Alert, which he recently launched without the aid of a crane. ‘I made sheer legs, well stayed fore and aft with a wheel bolted on each. The boat unmasted and without ballast weighs about ten … Continue reading “Progress shots of the revenue cutter Alert”

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The story (and song) of the first radio rescue at sea, 23rd January 1909

‘Jack Binns, Jack Binns, the bravest of all the crew, Jack Binns, Jack Binns, The world loves and honours you!’ The first rescue at sea that depended on radio was a big one involving a collision between two liners, and it inspired a music hall song. They don’t write them quite like that any more… … Continue reading “The story (and song) of the first radio rescue at sea, 23rd January 1909”

Business plan for boat moorings and maintenance at Faversham Creek would be in surplus after four years

A business plan examining the financial feasibility of developing repair and maintenance of traditional vessels in Faversham Creek has concluded that a net present value of £560k could be achieved over 15 years after including all costs. The project would lead to 10 new full-time jobs and would be be in substantial surplus in its … Continue reading “Business plan for boat moorings and maintenance at Faversham Creek would be in surplus after four years”