most frequently asked questions relate to where
can you get:
Plans, Kits, Fibreglass hulls and other information.
I have put together some plans
information detailing those that are beleived to be
available currently. Note that Thames Sailing barges were
built to plans, but from half models. There are not many
half models around (- but if you know of some from which
lines could be taken, please let me know). Most of the plans
detailed therefore are from lines taken directly from the
There are some kits available
(a few old ones may occasionally be found, and there are
now several sources of fibreglass
hulls which can make a good starting point).
Other information about sailing barges and their construction,
rigging, sailing, etc. can be obtained from some of the
books in the bibliography.
books for construction details include: E.J. March, D.J.
Davies, R. Beckett, Freeston & Kent, Cooper & Chancellor.
For rigging try R. Beckett, P. Hearn, Cooper & Chancellor,