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Peterduck

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Bee-you-tiful! Very like 'Swallow', the 1917 fishing ketch that I've just sold. You can keep your Fife's and Nicholsons - I love old working boats. They have an uncompromising honesty and fitness-for-purpose that I adore.
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somewhere up the Tamar

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Well done! Not at all far out.... about as far up the Tamar as one can get.
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very nice , I presume you didn't take the pics yourself

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Cheeky *bu*gg*er*....!

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Beautiful old boats!

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It's a brand-new construction, from recently-discovered plans. Want one?

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I thought it did look rather like Morwhellam Quay, but wasnt too sure - however after browsing their splendid web-page of Alert under construction I see that she was built there.

She is rather gorgeous for sure. I would love to have one - 127k is a wee bit dear though.....

Oh, excellent photos Bill!
 
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Er, the 'congratulations' are due to Will Stirling, who built the boat virtually single-handed, virtually in the open, at Morwellham Quay. He's the man!

I've just been roped in to lend a hand on her first voyage - and to find some of the kit needed.

She's beautifully built - like a Swiss watch - and I guess we're going to have lots of fun finding out how she likes to do things. I've spent most of my years perforce sailing 'non-classic' boats. That's not prejudice, just happenstance, and this is an opportunity that doesn't come by often.

So, what do you think? Should I grab the chance with both hands - or find compelling reasons why I really ought to stay at home?

I thought so, too.....

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