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sea dangler 05-01-2019 06:28 PM

Thames Barges
 
Oils on board size 16 x30 inches,
I have not done any painting for a couple of months,hope to start again soon.
Here is one from about 40 years ago,it shows a Thames Barge race off the South coast of the England.
C&C welcome ,Dave

vegaskip 05-02-2019 05:22 AM

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Nice. Canít go far wrong with Thames Barges.
Jim

tmwilliams 05-02-2019 06:00 AM

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40 years ago? Wow.

sea dangler 05-04-2019 01:38 AM

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Thank you for your comments Jim and Thomas.
Dave

jonc50 05-05-2019 11:55 PM

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Nice work...I'm uneducated in the concept of barges in this instance. I wonder if you could enlighten me with regards to that aspect.

sea dangler 05-20-2019 04:21 AM

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Thank you for your comment jonc50,the Thames barges where used for transporting goods on the Thames estuary and other estuaries along the east coast of the UK.They had flat bottoms for entering shallow creeks and sitting on the sand when the tide went out,they also had Lee boards to counter balance these flat bottoms whilst out on the open sea,the Main sail and the Jigger sail where Spritsail rigged for ease of management by a small crew of 2 or 3 men and the top sail was almost in a fixed position whether in use or not.I hope that I have got this right!.
Dave

sea dangler 05-29-2019 04:24 AM

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These are Mersey Barges known as Mersey flats,these 2 are rigged as sloops with a Gaff rig used within the Mersey and the river Weaver and the canal systems,other Mersey flats where ketch rigged for sailing out of the Mersey and along the Lancashire and North Wales coasts

jickmagger 06-14-2019 03:30 PM

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So fine work!
Well done indeed!!


Regards
Udo :wave:

sea dangler 06-25-2019 02:16 PM

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Thank you for comments Udo.
Dave


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