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Lyme Lerret

Postby robin wood » Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:50 pm

The last Lyme Lerret afloat was built in 1923 so it was about time someone built a new one.

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For those that have never heard of a Lerret they are the traditional wooden boat of the Dorset beaches more history about how they were used [url="http://www.burtonbradstock.org.uk/History/History%20of%20Fishing/History%20of%20Fishing.htm"]here[/url]

and more pictures and the story of Gail McGarva building the new boat here
http://greenwood-carving.blogspot.com/2 ... erret.html
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Re: Lyme Lerret

Postby jarrod stonedahl » Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:35 am

always nice to see a lapstrake under construction, thanks for posting
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Re: Lyme Lerret

Postby Brian Williamson » Sat Jul 17, 2010 7:27 am

Ah,she is just gorgeous.

Forget Gibbons, Sheraton, Chippendale. even Abbott, there is nothing more beautiful made from timber than a traditional wooden boat.

I must admit that I had never heard of a Lyme Lerret, but I guess that just goes to show how many local designs evolved to fit very specific local circumstances. If ever there was a specific vertical design tradition it is to be found in boatbuilding.

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Re: Lyme Lerret

Postby RichardLaw » Sat Jul 17, 2010 2:46 pm

Oh man! Someone posts links to enough online woodworking books for about six months, then Robin starts me thinking making a Yorkshire cobble would be a good thing for retirement. How the heck am I supposed to find time to watch the Tour de France? Or maybe one of those steam launches...?
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Re: Lyme Lerret

Postby jrccaim » Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:43 am

I occasionally buy a copy of Wooden Boat magazine, published in Maine, USA. It is very interesting to note that the circulation of this magazine far exceeds the number of wooden boats in the USA! Very nice magazine, by the way; not at all power tools and modern tech. The point is that a great many people want/love/need/ ... wooden boats. Glad to see the UK is the same way.
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Re: Lyme Lerret

Postby steve tomlin » Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:42 pm

a lovely boat and lovely to see so many people being involved together on it
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