Category Archives: maritime

Leading Wind : inside story

  What follows is a brief story of the rebirth of the interior of my Deben 4 Tonner Leading Wind. I have already documented the restoration of Leading Wind from the start in January 2018 to the launch in September

Leading Wind : inside story

  What follows is a brief story of the rebirth of the interior of my Deben 4 Tonner Leading Wind. I have already documented the restoration of Leading Wind from the start in January 2018 to the launch in September

Leading Wind gets her new mast fitted !

  The business end of Leading Wind’s new mast complete with a new truck, a tricolour light and a fancy new wind indicator. Up up and away – the new mast is hoisted aloft !   Despite power cuts (the

Leading Wind gets her new mast fitted !

  The business end of Leading Wind’s new mast complete with a new truck, a tricolour light and a fancy new wind indicator. Up up and away – the new mast is hoisted aloft !   Despite power cuts (the

DEBEN 4 TONNER : LEADING WIND : the saga

    January 2018 This is the story of LEADING WIND, a DEBEN 4 TONNER, designed by William Maxwell Blake and built by WHISSTOCKS of Woodbridge in SUFFOLK in 1937 and launched in 1938. She spent the war years in

DEBEN 4 TONNER : LEADING WIND : the saga

    January 2018 This is the story of LEADING WIND, a DEBEN 4 TONNER, designed by William Maxwell Blake and built by WHISSTOCKS of Woodbridge in SUFFOLK in 1937 and launched in 1938. She spent the war years in

Keel off, engine out ! Progress Report : Deben 4 Tonner : Leading Wind

one disreputable looking keel plus a very sad collection of keel bolts ! The keel before it was transported into the shed – note the chunks of filler that faired in the ballast keel in with the boat ! The

Keel off, engine out ! Progress Report : Deben 4 Tonner : Leading Wind

one disreputable looking keel plus a very sad collection of keel bolts ! The keel before it was transported into the shed – note the chunks of filler that faired in the ballast keel in with the boat ! The

Leading Wind : June 2018 update

Leading Wind has a new home in sunny Sussex ! She made the epic journey from Bosham carpark to Birdham Pool Marina in one piece and thankfully without a hitch. Now she is having some well earned rest and recuperation

Leading Wind : June 2018 update

Leading Wind has a new home in sunny Sussex ! She made the epic journey from Bosham carpark to Birdham Pool Marina in one piece and thankfully without a hitch. Now she is having some well earned rest and recuperation

History Repeats Itself : Deben 4 Tonner : Leading Wind

thought for the day : Beware of social media !   Over the years I have owned a ragtag ¬†collection of boats and my latest is no exception, “Leading Wind, a Deben 4 Tonner, built in 1938, has had a

History Repeats Itself : Deben 4 Tonner : Leading Wind

thought for the day : Beware of social media !   Over the years I have owned a ragtag ¬†collection of boats and my latest is no exception, “Leading Wind, a Deben 4 Tonner, built in 1938, has had a

Printmaking, Linocuts and Classic Boats

Not a particularly inspiring photograph of my desk in studio 3 Artspace Portsmouth – (the next photograph will be though) ! A new lino cut takes shape from a drawing that I made of HMS 33, a veteran of WW1,

Printmaking, Linocuts and Classic Boats

Not a particularly inspiring photograph of my desk in studio 3 Artspace Portsmouth – (the next photograph will be though) ! A new lino cut takes shape from a drawing that I made of HMS 33, a veteran of WW1,

Ben Ainslie

British Olympic yachtsman Ben Ainslie won a string of medals in five consecutive Olympic Games (1996-2012) and gold in the last four. His career began in 1989 when he entered the Optimist World Championships, held in Japan. This led to

Ben Ainslie

British Olympic yachtsman Ben Ainslie won a string of medals in five consecutive Olympic Games (1996-2012) and gold in the last four. His career began in 1989 when he entered the Optimist World Championships, held in Japan. This led to

Double Dutch, 2 Doctors & 3 drawing classes

The Eastern Solent at 09.40am 24.11.14 : the ipad over-cooked this shot and it decided it should be at ISO 64 at f/2.4. if i could have overridden this setting I would but then my mission was to teach drawing

Double Dutch, 2 Doctors & 3 drawing classes

The Eastern Solent at 09.40am 24.11.14 : the ipad over-cooked this shot and it decided it should be at ISO 64 at f/2.4. if i could have overridden this setting I would but then my mission was to teach drawing

WHAT AM I DOING? paradox, CLOWNS, nostalgia and NUNS

Artists are an inquisitive breed – in common with journalists we seek the truth – in short we are nosy ! My studio is one of 30 in a converted chapel – some are big – some like mine are

WHAT AM I DOING? paradox, CLOWNS, nostalgia and NUNS

Artists are an inquisitive breed – in common with journalists we seek the truth – in short we are nosy ! My studio is one of 30 in a converted chapel – some are big – some like mine are