The Owl and The Pussy Cat

The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea In a beautiful 'red and white'(!) boat, They took some honey, and plenty of money, Wrapped up in a five pound note. The Owl looked up to the stars above, And sang to a small guitar, 'O lovely Pussy! O Pussy my love, What a beautiful Pussy you are, You are, You are!What a beautiful Pussy you are!'

Edward Lear

Saturday, 12 May 2012

A New Bottom

Hope comes out of the shed with her new bottom on. Here she is next to a Contessa 32. A boat that's 1 foot shorter but much slimmer and therefore faster (apparently). Vince would have liked a Contessa, but as lots of other people like them too they were out of our price range. I got to thinking of them as the VW campervans of the small boat world. Not in terms of performance, but in terms of cult status!
 A close up of her new copper coated bottom, disappointingly not very coppery!
 Copper bottom with a few patches still to finish up
 And chaos in the cockpit as we attempted to stash away lots of stuff that's been living in our house all winter. It was worse if anything down below, but if you've been reading this blog for a while you'll be bored of chaos down below pictures!
 I couldn't resist a few boat names....

 and look at this beauty, now that would be fun to live on! I wonder if the owners will be allowed to float about with it looking like a lifeboat still?

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