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Making and Sailing Coracles ~ by WoodlandsTV

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Dave Purvis, with the help of Ian Welford, describes how to make, carry and sail a coracle here at the `Wild About Wood` fair at York Arboretum. Dave describes a coracle as, “Just a basket…

Posted in: Uncategorised ~ On: 27 November, 2013

10 comments so far

November 27, 2013

Diane Guetterman
November 30, 2013

Very interesting.

Lamar Sineath
November 30, 2013

What is callico?

December 2, 2013

calico is a cotton based material!

May 7, 2014

Im in the US and Im am eager to make a Coracle for myself but I cannot find
a Calico aside from the cat. All the fabrics ive seen are printed on and
look like they have no place on a vessel. I need a website link or some
sound advice on how to achieve making it. 

Dragonetta's Domain
June 30, 2014

Tom Hanks and his friend “Wilson” could’ve used one of these on the island.

November 30, 2014

In the US we call it muslin.  Lightweight, warp and weft, cotton canvas basically.  http://www.joann.com/fabric/utility-fabric/muslin/

Ynse Schaap
April 22, 2015

If you fall in you’re even closer hahahahahahahahaha, I got to try that

Jason Garter
July 25, 2015

I suppose this was the inspiration for Corcl. Really cool.

Old Bones Bushcraft
January 24, 2016

I can understand the interest , But holy shit what a waste of fuel moving that thing around and pokey . You can build a small rectangle craft a lot quicker and move a lot faster

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