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Craftsman to build boat live for Essex show
10:00am Friday 13th September 2013 in News
A MASTER craftsman will be making waves when he becomes the first to build a boat live at the Essex Country Show.
Simon Papendick from Ramplings Avenue in Great Clacton has run his boat services business for 36 years.
But on Saturday and Sunday he will revive old craftsman skills by bringing a boat to life with techniques brought to northern Europe by the Romans.
Simon will be building a traditional clinker boat using English Larch on Oak locally sourced from Sudbourne in Suffolk.
The 11ft long boat, which is being built for a client of Simon’s, will be made at the Essex Country Show in Barleylands in Billerciay.
For more information about the show visit www.EssexCountryShow.co.uk
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