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Skutsjes 04 Mar 2020 15:31 #114166

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Thank you Bob, I had already had a conversation with Brian and gave him all the options

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Skutsjes 04 Mar 2020 11:32 #114137

Membership Secretary (Caroline Soper) wrote: I probably did not make it clear enough but please reply to Brian, his email address is at the bottom of his message. He is not a DBA member.


Maybe you could suggest he logs onto barges.org and clicks on the forum as a guest, Caroline. That just might convince him to take Tam's suggestion of joining our happy band of brothers and sisters.

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Bob

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Skutsjes 04 Mar 2020 10:21 #114128

I've just sent Brian a mail with a little information, and suggested he might join the DBA - I did a quick search and there are quite a lot of references to skutsjes in posts
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Skutsjes 04 Mar 2020 09:58 #114127

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I probably did not make it clear enough but please reply to Brian, his email address is at the bottom of his message. He is not a DBA member.
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Skutsjes 04 Mar 2020 09:55 #114126

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Brian,

I have a reasonable knowledge of different types of Dutch ships, and a sufficient eye to recognise many design details, but could never profess to identify accurately every one of the many many individual barge types, particularly in the sailing types. Even within classes, even the ubiquitous Luxe Motors, they all tend to be slightly different, perhaps because they were mostly built for individual owners by many different village yards and to differing sizes.

Perhaps therefore it might help to post some photos of the detail characteristics of a skutsje, since there are probably owners out there who do not actually appreciate exactly what they have. I was always under the impression that one of the most recognisable, and I believe unique, characteristics of the skutsje is the way that the main rubbing band fairs round and merges into the stem and stern posts. Unfortunately I don’t have any photos to hand that I can post since most of my books are elsewhere although I suspect that David Eversheds’s excellent Dutch Barges book may have some photos and drawings of this feature (if I am right, please correct me if I am wrong!)

Best of luck with your project.

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Skutsjes 03 Mar 2020 21:59 #114110

Dear Brian,

We own a Skutsje, Vr Alberdina 2, which we keep near Maldon, Essex. I have attached some info which you might find interesting. I am very interested in the history of these vessels, and would love to hear the results of your survey.

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Skutsjes 03 Mar 2020 15:49 #114098

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I have been asked to post the following message. Please contact Brian directly if you can help.

Skûtsjes on the Thames

I am currently doing research into the possible whereabouts of 20 to 40 flat bottom boats from Friesland in the Netherlands called Skûtsjes; commonly known as Schuyts in English. They came to England in the past and are most likely to be found somewhere in the London area, probably on or close to the Thames. They are often used to live on.

It is of great importance to us to discover where these historical boats are or have been in the past. We are really interested in our heritage and would appreciate if you could let us know if you have any information at all of their location. The state and condition of the boats is really not relevant at this stage, because the results of this research will determine any measures we may be able to take in the future; locating any of the boats is initially our main objective.

I would really appreciate any information you would be able to provide, no matter how trivial it may seem.

Brian Thompson

Researcher for the Skutsjes Foundation ''Foar de Neiteam''
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