Tempting plans for the boat-dreaming season, part III

Well, I suppose it’s time for one of mine, finally. Here’s a two-sheet plywood dink I designed to be narrower and longer than the usual short and fat two-sheet flattie, with the intention that it would both look and row rather better without much more building work. I had to make her a shade boxier … Continue reading “Tempting plans for the boat-dreaming season, part III”

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Saving the Mary Gordon

To bookmark a post, click on the headline, let the post open, and bookmark Said to be the oldest electrically powered craft still in existence, the Mary Gordon river boat is being restored to carry passengers on the Fossdyke in Lincoln. She was built at Eel Pie Island on the Thames in 1898 of teak … Continue reading “Saving the Mary Gordon”

Newson’s reopens with style (with a NEW shed!)

On Thursday 7th December 2006 at 11am, the new boatshed and pontoons at Newsons will be officially opened by Lady Anne Wake-Walker. A couple of years ago the main shed burnt down, but when the workshop doors are opened MTB 102 will again enter the building for further restoration work to be carried out. It’ll … Continue reading “Newson’s reopens with style (with a NEW shed!)”