I spent yesterday doing some filming for Practical Boat owner.
It was a feature about col regs which was shot here -
The bloke who was organising the shoot is young Ben Meakins from Practical Boat Owner.
Ben comes from an astonishing Solent family. A few years ago he and his dad built this amazing boat for a sailing festival at Burlesdon.
and the donor boat was this
the pictorial story of the conversion is here
their family blog which is full of great stuff is here
bloody good I reckon.
For anyone following the PBO feature about resurrecting an old boat I am confident that Ben has the skills to see the job through. He and his dad have built lots of boats. Ben built a fine strip canoe when he was younger
So, anyone who decides to start sniping at sailing journalists for being French built lozenge obsessed flotilla holiday lush loving know nothings should take a breath or two before applying themselves with vigour to their keyboards and letting loose with a string of vituperation at lazy hacks
there.... I feel better now