Watchet Boat Museum
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The exhibits include several types of boats found locally and associated artefacts, photographs and charts, plus nets and other items associated with their use. There are displays of maps, knotwork and boards showing the various uses of withy. There is also an example of a mudhorse which is a wooden sledge is propelled across the mudflats to collect fish from nets.
Withy Boats and Turf Boats, which were between 16 feet (4.9 m) and 20 feet (6.1 m) long, were used on the Somerset Levels to carry peat and withies to market. They were built from elm boards or clinker and were pulled along the banks of the drainage ditches on the levels.
- "Matt Baker goes mad for mud, fish and relics in Bridgwater Bay.". Open Country. BBC. Retrieved 14 November 2008.
- "Watchet Boat Museum Flatner Plans". SW Maritime History. Retrieved 2007-11-19.