James Taylor Craftmanship

James Taylor Craftmanship
My Story
1900's to 1940's,
JAMES TAYLER. boatyard was Building Boats (yachts, river cruisers ect) for the gentry, Kings and MPs at Chertsey Surrey.
In 1937 he built, Express Cruisers including the FRAMAR LONDON.
We acquired the boat in May 2012 when we were looking for a boat to go up and down the rivers around Boston, Lincoln, Nottingham and
By chance, while we were moored at the Glory Hole in Lincoln, a passer-by noticed us and asked if we realised that we had a very special and very famous boat?
The local newspapers did a story on the boat for us as did BBC Radio Lincolnshire and with the help of the public we soon put together her history including her life as an RAF 'Flying Boat'.

It's fair to say that the Framer was in a pretty poor state when we purchased her. Being a 40ft wooden teak on oak boat with 2 big engines and streamlined hull, this boat was clearly built for speed.

We now believe she was used by MI5/SOE secret service to transport agents to meetings and submarine rendezvous.

With help we would like to renovate the framer and turn her into a floating museum to commemorate the brave men and women who gave and sacrificed so much for our freedom.

Debunking the Debunkers

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

River of Dreams

Hello friends of Framar London,  I have been very distracted the past few weeks, Multi tasking at the same time Exercising our boats moving parts ect..
Here is a nice video i put together that was filmed almost 2 weeks ago but the editing did take my a long time, As i wanted to make sure the whole video was in Full HD.

In this video you get to see the great setting that makes up for Lincolnshire's greatest rivers, where fresh water meets the sea after the gate in Boston.

Also a ray of light of great hope offers the chance for this boat to be preserved to a better way than ever possible before, as we enter the Beginning of the Nano age, This is already products that can be used to shield Framar from rot, moss, mold, and protect the varnish from UV rays and yet still allow the wood to breath, With one single application, it would preserve the boat for a good 10 years with its powerful water repellent ability.

The boat will stay the same as it would have been, Just with an invisible shield to protect her.
Please follow this blog and i would be grateful if people could maybe be part of a Vip Members club some day, Giving you the chance to take trips out on the boat.  Just like the video Above, You could have a great day out, just like my Brother Kevin, my niece and Nephew Callum and Emily.