I received an email from Charles Stock today, in answer to questions I had asked while working up the article on him. Happy to say, Chas is in good health and so is Shoal Waters. They logged over 1000 nautical miles this season visiting all 13 rivers in the Thames estuary. At 81 he's still going. Strong. Shoal is now hauled out for a refit while the weather is still good. An example to us all of what is possible. Thanks also to Charles' son Chris Stock for all his help.
seventy point eight is the percentage of ocean to landmass on our planet. get wet...a rambling personal collection of news, books, images, ideas, and whatever else I find interesting relating to our aqueous environment..with an emphasis on small boats, sailing, boat design and designers and boatbuilding and builders, especially home builders. And a certain curiosity about seasteading. Header photo:'Salarøy' is a 41' fembøring, a Norwegian workboat inTromsø Norway. Courtesy Hildringstimens båtgalleri - http://www.hildringstimen.no/batlista.htm