Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Practical Boat Owner

 Shoal Waters makes an appearance on the cover of November's Practical Boat Owner magazine. Ok, it is only a small one, well she is a small boat so it's quite sweet, but inside the magazine they have published the Essex Loop trip with a four page feature that includes some good photos. I love the little illustrated maps they have used with the placenames and my track marked on them.. Brill. If you have'nt already got your copy take a look, and I hope you enjoy it. Here's a link to the PBO website here

4 comments:

Welsh_freelance said...

Excellent article. Read coincidentally with Sailing Just for Fun, and, sadly, Chas Stock's obituary.
I own a Winklebrig. Similar size boat - but do you know how much ballast Shaol Waters carries?
David Owens

Creeksailor said...

Hi David. I do - 350lb including centreplate. Regards.

Welsh_freelance said...

That's good news as I'd love to emulate some of your sailing, and the Winklebrig ballast is about 330lbs, though it is all in a long keel and has a pair of bilge boards rather than a centreboard. You probably know the Winklebrig though - there are a few in East Anglia.
By the way will drop a line to the editor of PBO saying I enjoyed the article and suggesting more of the same by you and others. You already have a huge amount of suitable material in this blog.
Best wishes

Creeksailor said...

That's good of you. It is a long way to come but you are always welcome to join us at the Small Boat Sailors gathering next year. We have a Winklebrig owner among us - a picture is on this site somewhere. Regards