Friday 25 October 2019

West Country cutters & ketches

Some fine traditional boats stopped off in Fowey while we were there.

While I'm no expert this look like a pilot cutter of which there were several types plying their trade in the western approaches, all characterised but powerful hulls and large sail area.

Trading ketches were a common sight in the west country harbours and estuaries a hundred years or more ago.

These days they mostly used for sail training

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