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This project has been a massive undertaking and for the progress made to date I owe the following people a great deal of thanks:

Neil Radcliffe, for provision of the support boat for the crossing attempt and for assistance with the "dress rehearsals" in the Irish Sea. Thanks also for making all the additions to "Katy Blue" to enhance her safety for the crossing. Thanks, not least for managing the "sea going" planning of tides, coast guard requirements and crewing for the crossing attempt.

James Steele, for loan of various bits of equipment used in the manufacturing process. For manufacture of the hulls and for assistance for numerous lake and sea trials. Lastly, for provision of support boat for the early sea trials.

Chris Steele, for generous provision of materials for the hulls and for the manufacture of the paddles. Thanks to Wessex Ducting Ltd. for the support.

Richard Bamboat, for frequent help with manufacturing and support to many trials from the very beginning. I recall Richard and I finishing the paddle attachments at 3am for a lake trial the same morning!

Rob Buckland, for assistance in fitting of the paddle side plates and endless help moving the Tredalo between test sites and the garage for repairs.

Neil Houghton , for assistance in early testing and for giving hot pursuit in a kayak whilst fulfilling the role of chief camera-man.

Steve Fenemore, for assistance in getting going with websites and general encouragement to get on and "make it happen".

Jim Butler, for access to the farm's lake for some of my early testing. I can't tell you how surprised the cows looked as the raft transited through their fields on the way to the lake!

Joy Todd, for putting up with me and for assisting in the delicate forming of the wheel rims, which were bent with a manual hydraulic pipe bender. For assisting in many of the trials, both lake and sea.


Tredalo launching in shallow waters Nice gentle conditions in Poole Harbour No better way to enjoy a walk around a lake!

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Tredalo enjoying the company of kayaks during training

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