Justin Ruthven-Tyers

writer and artist for people who love boats and the sea..

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The slightly agricultural appearance of this boat appeals to me a lot. The unpainted, unvarnished planks give me a chance to record the grain of the wood - now getting on in years - from which the boat is built. The tiller is really just a stout stick which has been shaped to fit through the rudder stock - even the rudder shape makes it look more like a gardening tool; and the way the boat has been carelessly tied into its mud berth only gives it an extra charm. The cover for the lazarette has been left off which puts me in mind of an absent-minded, or blase owner - he sounds like just my sort of a chap, and I’d quite like to go for a sail with him.

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