This little skiff is a replica of Dad’s Silver Mist of long ago. She is not as sturdy as Silver Mist – and, it must be said, not quite as heavy.

Dad felt that a bowsprit and fore-stay would be useful additions. Sam and I might install a miniature jib, cut from calico, when the time is right.

Kingfisher is back at Lady Bay, to help train the next generation of mariners….

5 thoughts on “Kingfisher”

  1. It does indeed look to be sturdy, gracefully beamy and solid Chris– a Wells boat for sure.. and looks to be ready for launching soon. Bring on summer.

    1. Greetings Ian. This little boat is 6 feet long (minus bowsprit). I tried my hand at the helm a while back; it proved to be a tricky voyage.

      ‘Kingfisher’, like Dad’s ‘Silver Mist’, is a training vessel for youngsters.

      (‘Shearwater’ is 11 feet, and ‘Explorer’ 18 1/2 feet).

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