The Pasco's P23 - The Birth of a Motor Launch, by Peter Bodle
The Pasco's P23 - The Birth of a Motor Launch, by Peter Bodle
The Pasco's P23 - The Birth of a Motor Launch, by Peter Bodle
The Pasco's P23 - The Birth of a Motor Launch, by Peter Bodle
The Pasco's P23 - The Birth of a Motor Launch, by Peter Bodle

The Pasco's P23 - The Birth of a Motor Launch, by Peter Bodle

The Pasco's P23 - The Birth of a Motor Launch, by Peter Bodle

Published privately by Liberator, 40 pages. A5 size booklet (N8187)

From the introduction: It was shortly after Pasco's Boat yard changed hands in July 2013 that the rumours started. There was a story doing the rounds of the local meeting points that boat building was to start again at the St Just Bar and like most local rumours it was soon proved to be based on fact. What actually happened was that shortly after Chris de Glanville and Craig Brown took over the reins from Julian Davy, Chris decided that one of the boats in his collection was due for replacement. Now he was the owner of a boat yard, who better to build the new craft, than his own team of shipwrights? Not only that, it was an ideal opportunity to cement his dream of preserving the long standing tradition of building launches at the Bar. After a short while, an updated version of the Pasco's P23 (a 23ft motor launch) was deemed ideally suited for the task.

Bob Edwards, a designer and builder of boats from Portscatho, was brought in to head up the team and provide the detailed plans for the first new build from Pasco' s in over a decade. He and Chris sat over several beers and cups of coffee to get the broad specification sorted; then followed quite a few weeks collaboration with Hugh Noott before the detailed drawings emerged. This was soon to be followed by days of sculpting as the small scale half-model was produced, ready to get the build process under way. Bob and Pasco's Master Shipwright Hugh Noott would be the core of the build team and the other of the Pasco's team would be called in to assist as and when their time and skills were needed. The Launch Shed was cleared ... (well sort of), and the structure of the support frame put in place, as the initial materials were ordered ready for the year-long undertaking. It was going to be a long haul. 2014 and 2015 were set to be interesting years 'down Bar'..

The booklet is illustrated throughout with lots of colour photographs

The condition of the booklet is generally very good. The covers are clean and bright, the staple spine is tight and intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is a small price sticker on the rear side cover