Last week I was lucky enough to be able to visit retired boatbuilder Eric Paine and his friend Len, who are together building a traditional timber-built South Coast fishing vessel. The project continues to be stunning!
Eric believes this to be the first new boat of its type to be built for 45 years.
Adrian Nowotynski has been in touch to share a link to his YouTube channel, which is bringing the story of the 1914 Falmouth Quay punt Teal back up to date, along with some more repairs that are now needed.
Here’s what he says:
‘It’s been ten years now since we bought her and seven since she went back afloat.
‘We have made the decision that once she is out sailing this spring we will be putting her on the market. It will be very hard to part with her, but hopefully if the right person comes along she can get the use she deserves.‘
Adrian will be video-logging his repairs over the coming months. More information about Teal, the advantures she’s had and the work he’s done on her can be found here.
If you’re interested in owning a small and well known classic boat from her era, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll put you in touch.
I always like a bit of video of the process of putting in the ribs; somehow to me it feels like the moment when a hull becomes a boat, and there’s something quite magical about those hot, flexible rigs as they go in.
Thank you so much for the video and pictures fellas!