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Author Topic: Can you name this type of craft?  (Read 838 times)

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Can you name this type of craft?
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Re: Can you name this type of craft?
« Reply #1 on: 28 March, 2015, 08:59:03 AM »
This is a boat, I think. Or maybe, to be more precise, a rowing boat?

On second thought, it's called a Cutter.

But Cutters can also have a mast. This one hasn't.
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Re: Can you name this type of craft?
« Reply #2 on: 28 March, 2015, 09:17:43 AM »
This is a boat, I think. Or maybe, to be more precise, a rowing boat?

On second thought, it's called a Cutter.

But Cutters can also have a mast. This one hasn't.

It is not a cutter - it is a specific generic type of boat, indigenous to the UK coasts.(Especially the SW.)
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Re: Can you name this type of craft?
« Reply #3 on: 28 March, 2015, 10:41:23 AM »
It is not a cutter - it is a specific generic type of boat, indigenous to the UK coasts.(Especially the SW.)


Aha! Thank you...A clue of kinds...indigenous to the UK coasts? Especially the SW?

West Country eh? Let me try this on you, Ant...would it be called a Gig?

I seem to remember from holidays in the West that they are very fond of Gig racing in Cornwall and their rowing
boats looked very similar to your mystery pic.

My money is on a Gig.
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Re: Can you name this type of craft?
« Reply #4 on: 28 March, 2015, 11:05:43 AM »
It is not a cutter - it is a specific generic type of boat, indigenous to the UK coasts.(Especially the SW.)


Aha! Thank you...A clue of kinds...indigenous to the UK coasts? Especially the SW?

West Country eh? Let me try this on you, Ant...would it be called a Gig?

I seem to remember from holidays in the West that they are very fond of Gig racing in Cornwall and their rowing
boats looked very similar to your mystery pic.

My money is on a Gig.

Yes - more precisely a -  Cornish Pilot Gig;
"The Cornish pilot gig is a six-oared rowing boat, built of Cornish narrow leaf elm, 32 feet (9.8 m) long with a beam of four feet ten inches.

It is recognised as one of the first shore-based lifeboats that went to vessels in distress, with recorded rescues going back as far as the late 17th century.

The original purpose of the Cornish pilot gig was as a general work boat, and the craft was used for taking pilots out to incoming vessels off the Atlantic. At the time, the race would be the first gig to get their pilot on board a vessel (often those about to run aground on rocks) got the job, and hence the payment." Wiki
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Re: Can you name this type of craft?
« Reply #5 on: 28 March, 2015, 11:29:08 AM »

Yes - more precisely a -  Cornish Pilot Gig;
"The Cornish pilot gig is a six-oared rowing boat, built of Cornish narrow leaf elm, 32 feet (9.8 m) long with a beam of four feet ten inches.

It is recognised as one of the first shore-based lifeboats that went to vessels in distress, with recorded rescues going back as far as the late 17th century.

The original purpose of the Cornish pilot gig was as a general work boat, and the craft was used for taking pilots out to incoming vessels off the Atlantic. At the time, the race would be the first gig to get their pilot on board a vessel (often those about to run aground on rocks) got the job, and hence the payment." Wiki
https://flic.kr/p/esgegC

I knew it! But you left a gigantic clue in your original pic of the mystery boat.

It had a thumping great "Langstone" painted on the side.

And there is a rowing club called the Langstone Cutters Gig Club....that's not in Cornwall but on
Hayling Island in Hampshire.

From there, a couple of quick clicks soon revealed the boat pic below.



You can even follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/.../Langstone-Cutters-Rowing-Club/1231006...






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Re: Can you name this type of craft?
« Reply #6 on: 28 March, 2015, 11:42:36 AM »


I knew it! But you left a gigantic clue in your original pic of the mystery boat.

It had a thumping great "Langstone" painted on the side.

And there is a rowing club called the Langstone Cutters Gig Club....that's not in Cornwall but on
Hayling Island in Hampshire.

From there, a couple of quick clicks soon revealed the boat pic below.



You can even follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/.../Langstone-Cutters-Rowing-Club/1231006...

Langstone was not meant to do anything except maybe throw you off the scent.
Incidentally  I misspent my youth growing up just a couple of miles from Langstone and Hayling Island. ;D
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