Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Beside the seaside, part 1

One of the joys of living and working in Bournemouth is that we are never far away from the seaside. The seaside evokes memories, for many, of buckets and spades and I can imagine that that is what you would expect me to write about in a ‘plastics spotting ‘context. However, there is much more to the coast that building sandcastles and I am going to take the next three plastics spotting blog posts to show you what I mean.

This first post is looking at the colourful fibreglass boats that can be found on the quayside at Mudeford. 

Looking more closely at the hulls of these little boats it is clear that they have seen better days but it does give us, as plastics spotters, the opportunity to look inside the material. 


The glass fibres can be seen very clearly suspended in the resin. 

Part of this episode of the TV show ‘How it’s made’ shows us how a fibreglass boat is made.

Louise Dennis (Assistant Curator)

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