Stewart Brown has written to say his company will be at the Beale Park Boat Show (10-12th June) under the banner of Drascombe by Churchouse Boats. (Download a brochure here.)
In addition to an example of its Lugger model, Churchouse will be showing its revised Drascombe Drifter 22 (Drifter Flyer 2008) reworked by designer Paul Fisher of Selway-Fisher. She has twin drop keels and a drop rudder for shallow water sailing and ease of launching and recovery, and a clear cockpit & cabin space.
and swinging cradle trailers designed to make launching and recovery a one-man job.
As promised, some more photos from the working beach at Hastings (see my earlier set of photos). I haven’t much to say about them, except that I’m awestruck that these old wooden boats are still working in such numbers – at one time I would have said they were reducing in numbers so quickly they I thought they wouldn’t last more than a few seasons. But a few seasons later, here they are still…
These boats have hardly changed since the days of sail, and notice that there are plastic beach boats built along the old fashioned lines. Whether sailing or motoring, it seems there’s still nothing better for fishing off this coast.