A Slaney cot

In October 2010, we were waiting to board the late ferry at Rosslare Harbour when a 4WD drew up alongside with a wooden boat on a trailer. The owners told us it was a Slaney cot, which had been built by an elderly boat-builder at Wexford Harbour Boat & Tennis Club, that it was destined for Welsh rivers (the Wye?) and that it might be its builder’s last boat.

Slaney cot en route to Fishguard 1_resize

Port side

Slaney cot en route to Fishguard 2_resize

Bow (Rover?)

Slaney cot en route to Fishguard 3_resize

Bow to stern inside

Slaney cot en route to Fishguard 10_resize

Transom stern

Slaney cot en route to Fishguard 11_resize

Clinker-built

Slaney cot en route to Fishguard 16_resize

Detail 1

Slaney cot en route to Fishguard 17_resize

Frames

Slaney cot en route to Fishguard 18_resize

Bottom boards

Slaney cot en route to Fishguard 19_resize

Stern inside

Slaney cot en route to Fishguard 20_resize

Bow inside

Update

The cot’s owner [see Comments below] saw this page and very kindly agreed to send some photographs of the cot’s builder, its construction and its Welsh home. I’ve put them on a separate page here.

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5 responses to “A Slaney cot

  1. structure looks viking,

  2. It was built by Wexford’s Larry Duggan for me and is currently on the Usk

  3. Excellent; thanks very much. I don’t suppose you’d have a photo of it in its new home that I could put up here? bjg

  4. yes happy to send you pictures of its construction, its builder and its new home can you e-mail me direct and i will send you the pictures thanks

  5. Pingback: The Slaney cot: photos | Irish waterways history

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