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.
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
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 PBO back the 80’s…that seemed to work….
Plans @ http://www.keepturningleft.co.uk/blogs/ktl-vlog-duck-punt-01-plans-arrive/
Thanks for that J.P……looks like I’ve got to clear the garage now !!