Scoter is being restored – does anyone have information or photos that might help?

[ad name=”intheboatshed-post”] Scoter in early 2010 Jan Carpenter has written in to report that he has acquired Scoter – the boat from which Maurice Griffiths took much of his inspiration for the design for Idle Duck. Idle Duck belongs to a friend, and I have posted photos of her once or twice, while¬† Scoter has … Continue reading “Scoter is being restored – does anyone have information or photos that might help?”

Bob Telford’s first race sailing a dinghy with a standing lug

Standing lug sail from W P Stephens classic Canoe and Boatbuilding for Amateurs Bob Telford called by the yard currently restoring his impressive Maurice Griffiths-designed Idle Duck (type the word Idle Duck into the search box top left for more on this boat), only to find himself roped in to what sounded like an interesting … Continue reading “Bob Telford’s first race sailing a dinghy with a standing lug”

A creek in North Kent

Legendary bonkers Boncoeurs sign at Oare Creek, Dutch barge, smack stern, view of the head of Oare Creek I love going to Oare Creek, where our little boat is, and that’s what we did today. Had a chat with my pal Steve Taylor, who has recently done a handsome job of restoring a 24ft Hillyard … Continue reading “A creek in North Kent”