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Freebody's Boatyard visit
Thursday, 11th August 2022 - 11.00 am
( fully booked )
The Freebody family have been building and repairing boats at Hurley for three hundred years. They now specialise in building high-end wooden boats, especially the slipper launches pictured above. These, with their steering wheels, Lloyd Loom chairs and the sound of their exhausts, a distinctive low chugging plop, used to be a common site on the river around Marlow. Most of Freebody’s launches are now electrically powered, with fixed seating.
Our visit at 11.00am on Thursday, 11th August, will offer a unique chance to see a traditional boatyard workshop at close quarters. For anyone interested in having a preview, the firm have an interesting website at www.peterfreebody.com
Fully booked, the contact email is email@example.com
by Paul Banning