The story of the Pestilence

Four youngsters rescued a derelict boat lying near Fort Lauderdale, named it the S/V Pestilence, and sailed south to Haiti. This film tells the story, and reminds us that there are a lot of cheap unwanted old boats around, if you’re determined enough to bring them back to life… Naturally, it helps to know what you’re doing and to be lucky.

Despite appearances it isn’t one of those tacky YouTube videos full of young women in bikinis.

I must say I don’t always like the look of the state of the boat. I trust those open hatches were never going to flood the boat if the cockpit ever filled!

There are more videos and one or two useful looking web pages associated with the Anarchist Yacht Clubb (sic) here.

My thanks to Mick Nolan for pointing the way to this one.

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