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Smack in Church
On this page are shown a side elevation drawing of Alberta with basic dimensions; a series of three plans showing how the layout below decks changed when engines were fitted; an isometric sketch of a typical smack jib halyard arrangement; a typical peak halyard arrangement; and a sketch of the bobstay tackle I designed for Alberta which works well in practice.
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Details of a typical Class II Colchester Oyster Smack, Alberta CK 318, built by Aldous of Brightlingsea, Essex, England in 1885 and now berthed in the Colne Smack Preservation Society's Smack Dock in Brightlingsea on the site of Aldous' old yard.
Membership of the Society is open to anyone who has an interest in old boats and wish to support the good works of the Society which is to encourage the preservation of these distinctive old work boats and provide a berth for them during and after restoration. (The cost of the restoration is to the owner's account!) The Society has helped 25 smacks since 1976; about a quarter of the smacks still left. Annual subs are currently 10 and membership application forms can be obtained by sending an email from the home page or printing it out from this site.
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Modified 6th. Jan 2002