Sunday, 29 June 2008

Historic Boats

Here are some of the historic boats from the Braunston Rally.


Nutfield and Raymond in the process of breasting up. Below, is later in the afternoon, as they prepared to reverse into the marina.


Above: Sculptor. Below: Battersea.


Here's an ice breaker you'd probably not want to meet on the Oxford summit.

Below: Barrow, Renfrew, and Towcester, which is still working, selling coal etc.



The parade involved the boats turning at the junction. From the direction of the marina, they turned left, then reversed back the other side of the island. Here's a boat with no name displayed preparing to reverse. Below, a motor and butty pair who'd just completely the manoevre. It included letting the butty free and re-attaching it. The crew got a round of applause from the spectators on the junction bridge.

White Heather was one of the more unusual looking boats. More details here.

1 comment:

Jim said...

Thanks for posting these, Adam. I went to the rally in 2005, soon after I'd aquired Starcross, and was determined that I'd make it an annual event. Since then circumstances have conspired to prevent that - and I doubt if I'll be able to make it next year either - so thanks for a reminder of a great event!
Jim