Saturday 7 September 2013

Local Skiffs

 Here we go round the blog circuit again. 
Max of Bursledon Blog has posted about some local skiffs and suggested that we might have something similar at the Ancient & Vulnerable St Deny's Sailing and Rowing Club and indeed we do. 

This is none other than Chris Partridge of Rowing For Pleasure trying out Merlin. 

Merlin is our oldest boat and is well over 100 years old. She was indeed built by Dyers boatyard just down stream of the club. 

Below is Alan Blandford, left who is almost as old as Merlin giving her a spruce up aided by Reg. 


Bursledon Blogger said...

Thanks Grahem, Merlin's looking nice - to paraphrase Yoda "After 100 years looking so good will you?"

Graham Neil said...

Merlin is indeed looking good, although close up she has quite a few broken ribs, her top planks are split, thankfully above the waterline, and quite a few knees have been replaced. The beauty of a boat which is riveted together. Alan, our past Hon Sec is 84ish and still waiting for new knees. He's still going well too, Reg is a mere stripling still in his 70s.
May the 4th go with you.