The Walker Dinghy

November 26, 2009

Our work ranges from the very small to the very large. At the small end a recent project was the re-build and fine finishing of a 12ft rowing boat, destined for a privately owned lake in West Sussex.

walker one to post

 Built by Walker & Co. of Leigh-on-Sea, she was scraped back to bare wood and carefully sanded inside and out. She received a new set of ribs, steamed in using oak from the nearby Balcombe Estate sawmill, and her floorboards were replaced. She was finished with eight or nine coats of varnish and taken to her new home with a new pair of sculls made up with leathers and buttons.

 walker afloat

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