Italians

I have been weak with excitement throughout the day. Today my new, old boat arrives. Actually I do not think I have told you about my new, old boat. She is a Scaffie, which sounds like a skin disease. http://www.honnormarine.co.uk/Scaffie/Scaffie.htm

She comes from the UK but has been lying around in a back yard on the mainland for some years. She is in need of care. I am good at this.

She comes on a truck

She comes on a truck

Previously owned by Italians

Previously owned by Italians

Of course there is no crane or anything to get the boat off the truck. I rally a lot of middle-aged muscle from the university and we manhandle her down onto the trailer that previously bore Dileas.

Middle aged muscle

Middle aged muscle

We had no plan, no leadership but it worked.

Safe on the trailer

Safe on the trailer

Thanks

Thanks

I can now redouble my efforts to invade North Korea. The boat looks wonderful and clearly has quality build. Lots of brass and good wood. Whilst in California I purchased gallons of Teak Oil and Spar Varnish. I will now embark on a makeover program for er, um, what shall I call her? Probably Dileas.

Damsel in distress

Damsel in distress

What larks Pip!  So many adventures ahead.

Wheee!

Wheee!

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One Response to Italians

  1. calder Ian says:

    Dileas II looks mighty handsome, mighty purty. Good on her.

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