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* this series of sketches was started in the late 1970's after numerous visits to anything made of timber that floated, photographing them,
sailing on old replicas, ships in ordinary, tallship races, regattas, many museums and helping to crew on square riggers.
These pen and ink sketches have been used in preparation for the bigger oil paintings and are not to be treated as exact plans
but rather as notes, hints and general remarks about the standard rig and look of the vessel at the time.
I have been very lucky in meeting with, drinking with and learning from those who knowledge is far deeper than mine
from authors, historians, ship builders, riggers, sailors, model makers, museum directors, curators, many captains, admirals and first sea lord's.
Thank you for your time, humour and exhaustive patience...to one and all i owe a huge debt of gratitude.