Wooden Ships Comments on this 8′ rowing dinghy
Rowing dinghy, date unknown but probably not later than the early 1960s when boats like this were built by many yards, often by the apprentices. Such little rowing dinghies were usually built as tenders and a yacht of any reasonable size would often be sold with such a little boat on deck.
She can be lifted by 2 people and can be carried upsdide down on a car roof rack. As a tender on the coach-roof of a yacht she could be handled on a halyard with relative ease.
Some cracked ribs which will need replacing in due course
She is a pretty dinghy that comes well equipped with a snipe trailer, anchor, chain, oars and rowlocks and a Seagull outboard engine.
Clinker planked, believed to be mahogany with 8 planks per side, on steam bent oak timbers secured with copper nails and roves in the traditional manner.
Mahogany thwarts that give 2 rowing positions subject to load and a stern seat.
Capping rail all round with a rope fender.