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

“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

So Long and Thanks For All The Fish

I’m not sure how to describe the last few days – the End of an Era, the Dawn of a new beginning or a return to normality ! Some of you may know that I am a founder member of

So Long and Thanks For All The Fish

I’m not sure how to describe the last few days – the End of an Era, the Dawn of a new beginning or a return to normality ! Some of you may know that I am a founder member of

Perspective, Composition & Portsmouth

Week 7 and my Computer Games Students have begun the rocky road to understanding the complexities of perspective and composition. As a self directed study (homework) they were asked to go out and do a photo shoot around Portsmouth. The

Perspective, Composition & Portsmouth

Week 7 and my Computer Games Students have begun the rocky road to understanding the complexities of perspective and composition. As a self directed study (homework) they were asked to go out and do a photo shoot around Portsmouth. The

Gravy Trains and falling leaves

It’s been far too long since my last blog but life has an irritating habit of getting in the way of writing for pleasure ! On the South Coast, it’s officially autumn, leaves on the trees are turning yellow, red

Gravy Trains and falling leaves

It’s been far too long since my last blog but life has an irritating habit of getting in the way of writing for pleasure ! On the South Coast, it’s officially autumn, leaves on the trees are turning yellow, red