Tuesday, July 26, 2011
12 Foot Smacks Boat
I was recently contacted by Doug MacEwen who fitted out a GRP replica of a 12 foot Smacks Boat. He sent me two photos that are reproduced here under copyright to him. Currently, every time I open my computer, I’m presented with a photograph almost covering the full screen of Doug’s beautiful dinghy. I simply saved the photo to ‘wallpaper’, and there it is for me to enjoy. The mainsail for his boat was sewn by Jimmy Lawrence, the old barge skipper and sailmaker at Brightlingsea. Doug made the white jib himself.
Some thoughts on barge and smacks boats – a really good article by Gavin Atkin
A good thread on Smacks Boats
James Lawrence – Sailmakers Brightlingsea