Wednesday 12 November 2008

Double skiff on eBay

Here's a fabulous object - a double skiff made about 100 years ago by Turks of Cookham. The hull is mahogany on oak frames, and the traditional cane back and arms on the passenger seat have been newly restored. Apparently it has a canvas tent with iron hoops so you could camp in it.
She's on eBay with a 'buy it now' price of £5,350, which is steepish but a boat like this will guarantee you a starring role at the Thames Traddy Boat Rally, especially if steered by a dolly bird in a crinoline, twirling a parasol seductively.

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