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Peerie Maa
02-04-2019, 02:02 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jusEsstMyIw&fbclid=IwAR3X3DOFuI-KsmyIqM87oNNMT0DMpMsXvYKVUzUd4ZeU7wV17csEQAvUZoI

Jim Bow
02-04-2019, 02:16 PM
That just got added to my "Watch Later" list. I've got my son's 50 inch screen downstairs. I'll make popcorn.
Thanx for the link.

amish rob
02-04-2019, 02:18 PM
I thought you had somehow gotten a sneak peak at my new "cruising" pram...

But, this? This is MUCH better! Thank you. I just adore this type stuff.

Peace,
Having A GREAT Rainy Day, So Far :)

Chris Smith porter maine
02-04-2019, 02:55 PM
Awesome Nick, loved seeing a bit on how they stored the sails without dropping them.

Paul Pless
02-04-2019, 03:00 PM
It is a wooden boat, it sailks in a dewy field, and it is sprit riggedyou left out bse, but about that dewy field. . .

Peerie Maa
02-04-2019, 03:06 PM
you left out bse, but about that dewy field. . .

There is a story about a barge turning up a channel between sandbanks.
Skipper to apprentice " Bor, d' yew see that seagull swimming over yonder?
"Yes Skipper"
"Keep an eye in him, and tell me when he stops swimming and starts walking."

Hwyl
02-04-2019, 04:34 PM
Enjoyable, but I wish they'd use another narrator. Cunliffe is such a wally.

It looks like he wrote his own Wikipedea page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Cunliffe

Paul Pless
02-04-2019, 04:35 PM
There is a story about a barge turning up a channel between sandbanks.
Skipper to apprentice " Bor, d' yew see that seagull swimming over yonder?
"Yes Skipper"
"Keep an eye in him, and tell me when he stops swimming and starts walking."
She draws like eight feet donít she???

Nicholas Scheuer
02-04-2019, 04:39 PM
Peter Duff had a soft spot for the Thames Barge, which he always said could be sailed by a man. a boy, and a dog. One of the duties of the dog would be to sound off when tacking close to shore in a fog. I always felt our 28' Shearwater Yawl had much in common with these barges; leeboards, of course, and an utterly flat bottom, no deadrise, no rocker. Being light, we probably never tacked without backing the jib (we had one of only two Shearwaters rigged with a working jib). Many is the time we sailed of our anchorage, merely in remembrance of our earlier days in a Dovekie, which had no engine.

Peerie Maa
02-04-2019, 05:10 PM
She draws like eight feet don’t she???

Fully loaded.
3 foot when light.

obscured by clouds
02-04-2019, 05:26 PM
I took a walk round her when she was being re-fitted in faversham creek. Wonderful

Peerie Maa
02-04-2019, 05:33 PM
I took a walk round her when she was being re-fitted in faversham creek. Wonderful

I'd have liked to have seen that.
I did watch Bob Roberts bring her into Lowestoft in '71.

Durnik
02-04-2019, 07:27 PM
cool.. looking like a lot of varying degrees of grey hairs on her..

Bobcat
02-05-2019, 01:12 PM
cool.. looking like a lot of varying degrees of grey hairs on her..

I noticed the same....

Very enjoyable to watch. I watched it on a big screen

Rapelapente
02-05-2019, 02:08 PM
Nice video.
A lot of history in it.
Thanks for link.

Canoez
02-05-2019, 02:34 PM
Fully loaded.
3 foot when light.

" 'Tis a heavy dew, 'tis."

Peerie Maa
02-05-2019, 02:39 PM
Cambria is one of the big coasting barges.
This is one of the smallest ever.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMnNDA8GsbU