Carmarthen Coracle and Netsmen’s Association have been successful with their Heritage Lottery Fund application under the Sharing Heritage Scheme. The Association will be working closely with Mr Andy Edwards on the project, who will record the old tradition and stories so they can be preserved and enjoyed by future generations.
Coracles and skin boats are not thought to have been used in China or Japan. There is evidence of the use of tub boats however, until the late twentieth century. These boats are of similar style and construction to a barrel - wooden planks bound with iron hoops. They were typically 7-8 feet long, 4 and a half feet wide and 2 feet deep, propelled using two short paddles over the sides of the vessel.
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