The boats of Swallows and Amazons explained

Swallow II

I gather from Never Sea Land that Stuart Weir’s article about the boats of Swallows and Amazons has a new home here:
http://home.vicnet.net.au/~ransome/wier/sanda.html

I’ve been searching high and low for some photos I took of one of Arthur Ransome’s dinghies in the Windermere Museum, but I can’t find the folder for the life of me. It’s a shame – it’s a nice old fashioned little Continue reading “The boats of Swallows and Amazons explained”

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Practical Boat Building for Amateurs – Chapter 7

Finally, Chapter 7 discusses the Canadian bateau, a canvas canoe and the canvas American shooting punt. I’ve also included the index, and a wonderful set of adverts, which appear to set the date of this edition of Practical Boat Building for Amateurs as 1889.

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Practical Boat Building for Amateurs

For more chapters from Practical Boat Building for Amateurs, click on this link: https://intheboatshed.net/?s=amateurs

I have an ancient copy of the second edition of Practical Boat Building for Amateurs, as written by D Neison and updated long ago by Dixon Kemp, and I’ve decided to entertain you all by putting up each chapter as a series of scans. The book covers the building of several kinds of boats in a variety of levels of detail, including a punt, the Rob Roy canoe and the Canadian bateau, all of which will be of interest to many people who haven’t got a copy of the book themselves.

Tonight we have the cover, the frontispiece and Chapter 1.

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Follow the following links for the rest of Practical Boat Building for Amateurs:

Cover, frontispiece and Chapter 1 https://intheboatshed.net/?p=797
Chapter 2 https://intheboatshed.net/?p=816
Chapter 3 https://intheboatshed.net/?p=828
Chapter 4 https://intheboatshed.net/?p=839
Chapter 5 https://intheboatshed.net/?p=855
Chapter 6 https://intheboatshed.net/?p=872
Chapter 7 https://intheboatshed.net/?p=873

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