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Read the book by Percy and Gary Mitchell, A boat builders story

by FAFB 22nd January 2018
An account of early boat building from Mevagissey

Percy Mitchell the renowned and innovative boat builder from Portmellon near Mevagissey in Cornwall , wrote this book which is a detailed description of early wooden boat building in Cornwall , Gary Mitchell further enhanced it by adding further details of his own contributions and the GM design, and further history of modern Fiberglass and steel construction

The book deals with the hardships and rewards of building and designing fishing boats and has details of the evolution of the modern fiberglass fishing boats which have had such an impact on our coastal fishing in recent years ,
With fantastic illustrations and detailed accounts of the skilled boat builders and designers from Cornwall

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the book is also available direct from Gary Mitchel

to reserve your copy email [email protected]

the book

the book is also available direct from Gary Mitchel

to reserve your copy email [email protected]

Still discussing boats with John Moore and his son Peter in the yard at Mevagissey

A visit to John Moore and son Mevagissey

Where the GM magic was put on paper

Gary designed most of his boats here in this wooden office , in the garden of the house he was born in and still lives happily in today with his wife Sue

Going into the future with Gary Mitchell

Gary is still working and producing new designs including this brand new 12 m boat desgn for Padstow boat yard