I have a brief story of a 54' Ferro Ketch
(Robert Tucker design) built in 1970. Or at least the hull
was started then and finished 2 years later. From there it was trucked to a boat builders yard who went to work fitting her out... for the next 24 years (no, I can't imagine the storage
costs either). It then took a further 2 years to finally launch her, so this boat nearly made the millennium celebrations before even sniffing water!
She hit the water
and managed 3,000 miles around the Irish Sea and Atlantic coast off Scotland
, but sadly 10 years later she was alongside, where she stayed ever since. Sadder still the guy that built her and sailed her past away, thus nearly ending her story.
Until of course, I bought her. I have had Ferro
before and I am happy with them, so we don't need another discussion on the pro's and cons', but I am wondering out of interest if anybody has any views on whether the long time out of the water
could improve or worsen her strength/condition?
Thanks folk, James
(Pictures in my Album - Maggie Ellen)