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Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Apols for the hiatus

Normal blogging will resume shortly; I'm deeply committed to boaty things at the moment, and the problem of a leaking keel bolt on the latest addition to the fleet.

Sad news on the swan front. Janis and Hendrix are down to a single cygnet, who rides protectively on mum's back these days with no little brothers and sisters to lark about with. A hungry feral cat is a more likely cause than global warming.


WitteringsfromWitney said...

R: No apologies are necessary, after all a leaking keel bolt is seriously serious bad news and far outweighs the democraticaly-deficient problems with our society.

The fact that your Janis and Hendrix are down to a single cygnet could well be the 'swan-song' for global warming, with a bit of luck?

:) ?

F***W*T TW****R said...

Never tasted swan or cygnet

Weekend Yachtsman said...

Oooh, I hope they're made of the right stuff, R (the keel bolts, not the swans).

One hears such terrible things these days about cheap French white plastic boats (you know who I mean) being sold to the gullible public with BRASS seacocks installed - I kid you not.

"They have all the right approvals so they must be OK" is the excuse - there you have the evils of statism exemplified in one lousy sentence, do you not?

Raedwald said...

Ah, the boats with detachable keels? And now with self-opening skin fittings ....

Actually it's one of the bilge keels and I suspect hard-handling when the MOD dumped her in the Soton disposals yard has opened the through-hole a fraction rather than an inferior alloy, but we'll take a look at her in slings. Her big sister's in the yard now for a much-needed overhaul, so this is all I've got for the Summer....