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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