Hi Sandy Yes Twigfolly has closed I think the guy retired and the company has been taken over by the Wood Rack ,the web page looks the same just with a new name on the heading http://www.thewoodrack.co.uk/ Regards Reg
HI Chris & Annie Ive only just found your Post, I am very sorry to hear of your problems. Just down the road from you is Maldon (cm95bx) on the Blackwater, thay have nice model boat pond on the river front, also 2 good pubs on the key ( jolly salior and the Queens Head ) both serve good beer and good food Maldon is the home port for a lot of barges (.George Smeed,Reminder,Thalatta,Pudge,Thistle,Cabby,Centaur) Have you looked at A.M.B.O (Association of Model Barge Owners) webb site (www.modelbarge.info)lot of model barge info on there,also if you get in touch Richard Chesney((Email Removed - PM Only))he is the AMBO secertery and mine of info on barges and a dame nice chap to boot ! AMBO will be having a stand at the Wings and Wheels Model Show at North weald Airfield 25-26 June 2016 we also have a pond there to sail on ,so if you come and talk to me and buy me a cup of tea I will let you have a sail of me barge! Hope this ramble is of some help Regairds Reg PS just remembed there is a club at Brightlingsea some of there members sail barges on there own pond .
HI Dennise Galway Museum has a restored Hooker, so thay may have plans and photos The book Inshore Craft , by Basil Greenhill , Chatham Publishing ISBN 1 861760 029 9, has a small plan and photos Regards Reg