Wooden Ships Comments on this 16′ rowing boat
Built by L.H. Walker of Westcliff on Sea, Essex in the late 1960’s as a river rowing boat. She has had a mast added in recent years along with a sail and rudder but will need a leeboard fitting in order to sail properly. She is however an excellent rowing boat and will take an outboard engine as well. The generous beam and the shape of the hull mean she is a stable and comfortable boat with a decent carrying capacity, excellent for family river trips.
Clinker planked in mahogany on steamed oak timbers all copper rivet fastened. Heavy mahogany gunnels all round giving strength and rigidity to the hull. Grown lodging knees on the quarters, all copper fastened. She has a small foredeck giving a little bit of sheltered space forward.
Varnished mahogany thwarts, forward and centre thwart in the usual manner plus U-shaped aft seating around the transom and extending forward to the centreline allowing comfortable seating for 4 people..
Painted sole boards.
A single rowing position in the centre of the boat.
Hallmark Rollercoaster galvanised single axle road trailer with winch and spare wheel
2 pairs of oars and rowlocks
Seagul longshaft outboard
Mast, sail and rudder