by Tony Van Niekerk
My Boat 51 Foot wooden Cutter circa 1940.
“Active” was found in a scrap yard in Walvisbay, Namibia.
She was ready to be cut up for picture frames.
Solid condition but been on the dry for 27 years.
Most of the interior has been taken out but structurally she seems sound.
Project to start in January 2014.
It might be a desert but when you look closely there is immense beauty and lots of life.
The road takes you 450km through the desert.
We drove 300 km before seeing another car.
A Yacht Called Active on Facebook
While the original system
worked quite well as a one-off post, it didn’t allow for updating or
posting new photographs etc.
That is why I have
introduced the new Your Pages.
This is new ‘Community’
platform is for 2018.
It is designed to put you
in control of your content, make it easier to for you to tell us about
your Wooden Boat, upload photos etc. and most of all post updates as
and when you wish to.
There is also a forum where
you can ask any questions you may have about Wooden Boats and join in
So, please come on
over and join our community of likeminded Wooden Boaters.