The development of the racing shell: Tyne Innovations Part 1 – by Ian Whitehead

2. Outrigger on a model of a racing four by Matthew Taylor, Newcastle 1855

Cockpit of a model of a fixed seat skiff (single scull) c. 1860. The seat is the long flat board that was required to use a sliding stroke on a fixed seat, although the footboard is missing. The frame which once held the footboard in position probably came adrift at the same time. Sadly, it appears that somebody has since glued this frame across the cockpit in a position that would have prevented the full-sized boat from being sculled! TWCMS : B9758 Scale 1:12

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