Viking Boats of Ullapool or The Trouble with Old Boats

I just love the cover photo of boat builder Adrian Morgan of Ullapool’s weblog Viking Boats of Ullapool or┬áThe Trouble with Old Boats. Read the story behind the shot here. Lately he’s been posting about a duck punt (great photos by the way!), about the dilemma that boatbuilders face when for practical reasons it becomes … Continue reading “Viking Boats of Ullapool or The Trouble with Old Boats”

Dr Strangelove goes gunning – H C Folkard’s scary wildfowling boats

[ad name=”intheboatshed-post”] Folkard’s remarkable shooting boat with a gun on its bows – click on the thumbnail for a bigger image A few days ago a correspondent named Graeme reminded me that H C Folkard’s 19th century book The Sailing Boat includes a fair number of pages about boats used for shooting wildfowl, and commented … Continue reading “Dr Strangelove goes gunning – H C Folkard’s scary wildfowling boats”