originally derelict wooden hulls, ferro-sheathed and commissioned
as commercial oyster-dredgers.
Above...'Karenda', an old clinker-built
ships lifeboat, sheathed and fitted out in a total of 5 weeks
by one person (except for plastering day), had a hard working
life for 6 years before her machinery finally became uneconomical
Below....An old wooden working-boat
salvaged from a free source. Ferro-sheathed and commissioned
as an oyster-dredger by her owner for minimal cost, who then
earnt his livelyhood with her for many years afterwards.