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 from the start in January 2018 to the launch in September 2019 but the

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 from the start in January 2018 to the launch in September 2019 but 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

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

“Nature Transformed” / “A Level” art for beginners

Over the last year, for an hour and a half each week, I have been privately tutoring an “A Level” Fine Art student together his younger sister. I began my academic career in a sixth form college,  where I taught

“Nature Transformed” / “A Level” art for beginners

Over the last year, for an hour and a half each week, I have been privately tutoring an “A Level” Fine Art student together his younger sister. I began my academic career in a sixth form college,  where I taught

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