Boatbuilding and repair...

...Marine carpentry

Mirembe

Mirembe

Ray had spent the early years of his career in Uganda, so when he came back home he called his boat “Mirembe” which is “peace” in Luanda. This turned out to be a serious misnomer; in my experience she was followed by trouble of one kind and...
The Lifeboat

The Lifeboat

My father was never short of a project; usually it was cars, tractors or ancient farm machinery. Then there was a bus converted into a motor-home and and a folding caravan. Following the theme of family holidays he decided the time had come to have a boat in which we...
Early days

Early days

Growing up 5 miles from the sea, boats seem to have always been part of life. My brother and I made countless model boats, powered by sails, model engines, electric motors and even a rocket motor. Most of these boats had a short and eventful life on the large pond...