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TURF BOATS

    

 

 

 

A fully loaded boat
  Turf boats have considerable flare to allow very large but light loads to be carried. The bottom is flat

 

Richard Brunning tries out the model at Shapwick
 
 

 

 The turf boat in the museum with a part load. The boat was built by M Sweet 1961, oak bottom and elm sides.