Building a Cogboat for Amy

In the autumn of 1991 Dave Robinson’s lawn became a boatbuilder’s yard. Cyril had started to build a cogboat, helped by Charlie and Peter. He made and set up an oak stempost, keel and transom (with removable shaping frames), upside down on the grass. A large stack of larch planks were delivered, Cyril made a […]

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Cog Boats – Intro

All keels and sloops had a cog boat as a tender, it would have been impossible to work a sailing vessel on the Humber without one. Cog boats were used to run out the kedge anchor and warping line across a dock or canal, or to move crew about if the parent ship was at […]

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Amy Howson – Society History – 1990’s

1990 – New Foresail, Shanties and Race Revival During winter maintenance Charlie and Cyril had great difficulty unbolting the shuts to needle gun and wire brush the frames and floors. New cement was laid where it had crumbled during work to the outside of the hull and all the metalwork well painted. To avoid a struggle […]

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