punt film

This is about Duck Punt films, Sailing around Britain.

6 Responses to “punt film”

  1. 23 February, 2014 at 10:03 amPaul Mullings says:

    Marvellous :)

  2. 23 February, 2014 at 1:21 pmapplescruffs says:

    Looking at that it amazes me how ,apparently, stable these punts appear to be , the guy just seems so relaxed. Me ? I’d be just waiting for the next gust to tip me in.

    For a flat bottom with no ballast they sail really well but I’m guessing there’s a lot of skill going on there .

    One of the best known duck punters was Walter Linnet, lived in a cottage on the farmland that my wife was brought up on, close to St Peters, the cottage is still there , only just though, overgrown now and surrounded by trees, very quiet and peaceful place.

  3. 23 February, 2014 at 1:33 pmdylan winter says:

    easier than you think – the ballast (the big bloke) is really low down, the sail is pretty small. After all a kid in an oppie can keep a boat upright. Time to build one R

  4. 23 February, 2014 at 2:48 pmapplescruffs says:

    Closer than you think !
    I crossed the Rubicon last week and will shortly have plenty of free time , if not cash, on my hands.

    Now …..if I only knew where to get hold of some plans!

    I built a small pram dinghy once out of two sheets of ply from a set of pull-out plans courtesy of P
    BO back the 80’s…that seemed to work….

  5. 23 February, 2014 at 9:17 pmapplescruffs says:

    Thanks for that J.P……looks like I’ve got to clear the garage now !!

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