Friday, 19 June 2015

Blueprint for the bows

Ideas from the ether
June 2015

I had an interesting visitor last night.

We had just tied up at the Middlewich FEB festival traders area when along came Mick from the Lollipop Boat with a sheaf of papers in his hand. We had met Mick last summer in Birmingham and discovered that he had fabricated the front deck of the Jam Butty and he came bearing the photos he had been given to use as a guide in its construction.

There was me thinking it was just something which had been knocked up as part of the build project, but there was much more to it than that. 

My brief to Keith has been "keep it traditional, but functional". And that is exactly what he strove to deliver. Keith Ball had given Mick a few photos of outer front decks and asked to "do something similar". Its interesting to see where the inspiration was drawn from and the end result is indeed both functional and pleasing to look at. What is more we have discovered that sitting out on the warm front deck on a balmy summer evening with a G&T in hand is just about perfect!

I post a number of the images to serve as a reminder of there the front deck had its origins.

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