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    Default Working Sail by Luke Powell

    Such a pleasurable read in front of the fire as the weather turns nasty.

    Hardcover book, stunning photos, and well written short prose by the author and boat builder.

    Highly recommended.

    http://www.workingsail.co.uk/book/



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    Default Re: Working Sail by Luke Powell

    Thanks for turning me on to this. I just ordered a copy. It was amazing inexpensive through Amazon.

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    Default Re: Working Sail by Luke Powell

    Luke is currently building a Falmouth Pilot cutter on the bank of the river in Truro . He tells me he hopes to have it planked up by Christmas.Built weight will be around 74 tons. She will be launched over rollers stern first in to the river.

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    Default Re: Working Sail by Luke Powell

    Can you be there with a camera Jeremy ?
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    Default Re: Working Sail by Luke Powell

    Yes I will try to be. The problem will come posting any photos!!

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    Default Re: Working Sail by Luke Powell

    Be careful. Potentially addictive material. My copy of the book, now a bit tattered from constant use, led me to their website. Which led me to join them in June on Agnes on a sail from Falmouth to Oban. Wonderful trip. The boat is a joy at sea. But I will be really curious how the bigger version, Pellew, will be to steer with a tiller. Agnes required regular use of a relieving tackle, and She is “only” 26 tons.

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    Default Re: Working Sail by Luke Powell

    Love the book, bought a copy as soon as the ink was dry from the publisher. Glad to hear L.P. is still building boats!
    Chuck Hancock

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    Default Re: Working Sail by Luke Powell

    74 tons! Are there any photos anywhere? That is massive!

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    Default Re: Working Sail by Luke Powell

    Quote Originally Posted by J.Madison View Post
    74 tons! Are there any photos anywhere? That is massive!
    You can follow the build on Facebook

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    Default Re: Working Sail by Luke Powell

    Found it!












    Using nail plates on the end to prevent splitting is brilliant.

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