Thursday 21 March 2013

St Ives Punt Launched

Here's a great video of the launch of the new St Ives punt, Sija, with the builder Jonny Nance giving a bravura demonstration of the art of scullying. Apparently he was giving lessons within five minutes of the boat hitting the water.
Jonny uses a traditional straight oar for scullying, as is right and proper for such a traditional boat. Tomorrow, I return to the vexed question of the correct shape for a Chinese sculling blade....

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