Boatbuilding and repair...

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Lady Gwynfred

Lady Gwynfred

  The Thames sailing barge Lady Gwynfred was a 68 ton sprit rigged, wooden barge built by Glover at Gravesend in 1904. Like many barges she had a varied career and came to a sad end. She operated as general trading barge under sail up to 1933 when she sank at...
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...
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...