Interesting re Rogers.
Re second homes, I thought many boats are used as a 'cheap' second home by those lacking the wherewithall to buy secondary bricks and mortar?
Dredging always seems such an imprecise business, though clearly it works ( for a while)
And writing of silted riverways,..
I am one of that elite club. '' The Ferry Stoppers''
To be fair it was low water springs and I drew 7 foot and was only going in to Lymington to drop off some friends..the ferry sucked up all the water from under me very keel gov and then had to stop and wait until we got a pluck from a mobo...