Doris is built
plank on frame and is a copy of the Thames Bawley by the same name, number LO284. The original which is still afloat in Gillingham Kent was built
in 1909 in Harwich by J & H Cann for Leigh on Sea publican Mr Choppin who named the ship after his favourite daughter.
Dimensions of the original 40ft length 14ft beam 5ft 6in draft, weight
is a dream and looks really good, she sails
well and the motor
is only to help her 'about' when she is feeling challenging and to bring her ashore if and when the wind dies.
I have no r/c control of the sails
which is something I am still considering as a consequence she goes everywhere on a broad reach her best sailing
I do hope you like her thanks for looking Chris G (8/10)