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by GrahamT
Tue Jul 05, 2022 7:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Woody Runs down the river Dart
Replies: 0
Views: 211

Woody Runs down the river Dart

Tuesday the 5th of July. Launching at the steamer quay early in the morning to catch the tide and clear weather. The Steamer Quay slipway has an easy gradient and is sited beside the all day car park at Totnes. Observing the speed limit on the river a cruise to Dartmouth and back takes two hours eac...
by GrahamT
Wed Jun 22, 2022 7:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Woody Runabout trip to Dawlish
Replies: 1
Views: 213

Woody Runabout trip to Dawlish

First trip out on the longest day so I launched from the back beach Teignmouth where the parking is close and the hard beach ok at any state of the tide. Once the fuel line was attached to the outboard she started fine. Not equipped yet for my bass fishing the gentle cruise passed by the Parson & Cl...
by GrahamT
Wed Dec 01, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My new woody runabout
Replies: 11
Views: 5716

Re: My new woody runabout

An after-thought since the building of Sophia, now under cover for the winter, engine serviced in readiness for 2022. My blog was posted piecemeal so it required a good sorting out. Take a new look and the right hand side-bar menu leads to each blog-post in sequence. If and when I build "Sophia 11" ...
by GrahamT
Sun Oct 24, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Trip around the Bay
Replies: 0
Views: 800

Trip around the Bay

For some years I was a Dawlish resident and worked quite close to the sea. During the summer months a wooden passenger boat would take the holidaymaker to view the fascinating coastline between Teignmouth and Exmouth. David Mitchel was one of the crew with the loudest voice and his cry “ Last trip :...
by GrahamT
Tue Oct 19, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CAD for the amature boat builder
Replies: 0
Views: 845

CAD for the amature boat builder

I have lately spent time and effort trying to teach myself computer aided design for the purpose of better designing a successor to the woody runabout built last year. Something with cleaner lines has emerged - I though I would share it with the CMBA ......https://moggo-blog.blogspot.com/
by GrahamT
Sun Oct 03, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: new to the CMBA hello
Replies: 4
Views: 1345

Re: new to the CMBA hello

Hello Alan, Welcome aboard the CMBA. That's a fine looking vintage craft and a great barn find of a project. Though I'm no expert on the older engines I am a crafter in all things wood. Covid seems to have hit so many events lately but hopefully next year opportunities to meet up will arise. Do plea...
by GrahamT
Mon Sep 06, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Grandma & Grandpa go boating
Replies: 0
Views: 944

Grandma & Grandpa go boating

https://photos.app.goo.gl/EiwmrFfaxBdpUuum8 My woody runabout Sophia takes us on a flat calm sea on a beautiful September day between Dawlish and Teignmouth. Any CMBA member interested in exploring the coast and estuaries of this corner of South Devon is welcome to tag along with me (weather permit...
by GrahamT
Mon Aug 09, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: Venues
Topic: Two South Devon launch sites.
Replies: 1
Views: 2066

Two South Devon launch sites.

Here are two sites I often use close to where I live in South Devon. Both are free to use by the public. The first is at Teignmouth, close to the docks at the sand quay, is handy being near a car park, and good for all states of the tide. It's a hard sand and gravel beach, not too steep for my Volvo...
by GrahamT
Fri Jul 16, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My new woody runabout
Replies: 11
Views: 5716

Re: My new woody runabout

Fished out of Teignmouth today but very liitle to show for it. My brother and me only managed a baby Gurnard and an undersized Bass between us but the weather was the warmest of the year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=413eGBESOYQ
by GrahamT
Thu Jul 08, 2021 3:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Insurance requires survey
Replies: 5
Views: 2375

Re: Insurance requires survey

If you shop around there will be companies prepared to insure you - be ready to supply photos of the build, but don't be put off by those silly quotes. As for not being able to launch anywhere on the south coast without insurance. This is a slightly misleading statement in my humble opinion. I have ...