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

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Framar takes on water

The Framar Sinks over night
The Framar has been through so much and David and his son Dean have been through so much to try and protect this boat so that it can become part of the River and Railway heritage trust for Lincolnshire.
After getting hit by many back falls and set backs caused by Vandalism in Lincoln the loss of all her original fenders and the Framar  life rings, and fuel drainage left the owners with endless problems that lead David and Dean to desperate life threatening moments that would put them both at serious risks to their own lives just to keep the boat alive.
David is Terminally ill and his son Dean who has walking trouble have not had any luck at all.
Saturday Morning Framar was spread around facebook that she has submerged.
Its expected that people will be meeting up from local communities to try and save this very historical boat.  "Its not until we start to lose something precious that we wake up and realize how important something is"
All the amazing stories this boat has to offer that is important and needs to be added to the educational plan giving schools a more colorful perspective of interests into our own history.
The weather has been mean but the main reason for her sinking was because impeller pipe complications that should offer a direct resolve as soon as she is drained.
This played its part in saving us during the war and now the tables have turned! This boat now needs the people to save her.
This boat can only be saved if we had a dedicated community of support to share the responsibility and care of the Framar.
 We can only hope that the Framar will be floating before the end of the day today so please follow this post and we will be able to keep you updated of her recovery,