Preview: Roger Barnes – Escape to a French Fishing Port

Architect, dinghy-cruising zealot, and friend of OCH Roger Barnes continues to inspire small boating in beautiful places around the world.

But in a slight detour for his rich YouTube channel, Roger shares his inspiration t move to Brittany, France after Brexit to continue the architectural work there he so enjoys, rather than be restricted to the British Isles. Just as he tries to maximize space, comfort, and ability aboard his

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    Jeff Brussel says:

    i think his wall could have dried out to the outside and he could have installed a vapor barrier on the inside on the warm side of the insulation. But he’s correct in trying to avoid trapping moisture.

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    Tom Keefe says:

    Great stuff! As a hands-on preservation architect with 40+ years experience restoring American buildings, both wood and masonry (and often both), I can attest that Roger has a sound understanding of building science and the principles of historic resource conservation. Not rocket science, but requires sound, informed thinking – much like wooden boat building. For those interested in a deeper dive into the science behind this kind of work, check out Looking forward to Roger’s take on boats!

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    Dale Niemann says:

    Thank you Roger for sharing yourself in a whole new light. I enyoyed your videos of your French restoration. Please keep them coming.
    Thank you,