Over on Boat Bits, Rob aka Loose Moose posted a bit of a polemic about ferro boats. I have to say I'm in agreement of what he has to say. He then went on to feature a Peter Ibold designed Endurance 35 as an example of the type.
The only problem was the Endurance in the picture picture isn't ferro, I know because it was my boat Angelina, the photo was taken by me on her Hamble river mooring when
I first got her back from the South of France in 2000.
I dropped Rob a quick note and being a good sort (and well worth a read) he's replaced it with a picture of the genuine article (although I have to say not nearly so pretty an example).
For the record Angelina was built in GRP (polyester to the locals) by
a small yard called Stratimar on the Canal de Midi near Bezier, I
bought her in France and brought her back to England, she was a great cruising
boat, if a little under canvassed.
We sold he onto a new owner who
keeps her over on the East coast near Ipswich.
Listening to Billericay Dickie
Swale Smack & Barge Match, 10th August 2019
2 hours ago