‘Leading Wind’ is a Deben
4 Tonner, built by Whisstocks on the East coast
found in badly neglected condition, by her now
owner, local artist, Chris Wood. The boat at one
time belonged to Chris’s Mother, and he has
decided to have the work done that will save the
boat from a sorry fate. Just about all the
timber heels and floors in the vessel are badly
degraded, also the top of the transom and one
cabin side. She needs a new mast, and a new set
of keel bolts. We have recently moved her into
our shed ready to start the work (August 2018).
The black and white
photos above are of Leading Wind soon after she
was built, the colour ones at the time of a big
refit she underwent in the 1980s.