Friday, 28 September 2012

West Solent Scows

A small fleet were out down at Keyhaven recently, there are fleets at Keyhaven Yacht Club and the neighbouring Hurst Castle Sailing Club. Number 55 is a wooden clinker built, the yellow burgee is the give away it's a Keyhaven YC boat.

As declared by the KS on the sale, number 171 is very much a local boat - Keyhaven Scow. Although it has a clinker effect hull, it's a GRP built boat which have been made locally by West Solent Boat Builders since 1980.

This is one of the Cowes Scows, actually it's history is unknown but we spotted it just outside east Cowes marina and the name illiterates nicely.

Work on the Bursledon Scow restoration has been proceeding slowly of late, but I bought some nice pale cream paint for the interior and am trying to get it finished for late November if work, holidays and all the other things don't get in the way.

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