Fowey traditional boat builder Marcus Lewis sent over this poster – his friend is selling Amelia, built in 1949. Developed from the 20 square meter class, she has two berths, and has had the same owner for 23 years, including major two-year refit.
She’s believed one of only two remaining of the six examples originally built.
So wise, don’t you think? And a timely warning with Christmas coming up. Also, at this time of year please don’t buy presents when inebriated, and be careful when declaring undying love at the office party…
Read the Cornish Guardian story here.
PS – Genuine question: what shall we do with the drunken sailors?
Heavens, why not get your Christmas presents from the West End’s own chandlery, Arthur Beale? It seems like a darn good idea to me! Blocks for cousins, anchor warps for the husband or wife, binnacles for elderly relations. Perfect…
And on the 6th December, Noggin the Nog Day, they will be showing Oliver Postgate’s classic Noggin the Nog films about the Northman who married an Eskimo princess Nooka of the Nook. Irresistible!