Hello, Good morning/evening or whatever the salutation suits for your part of the world right now.
I'm an English
South African (a "Soutie" as the South Africans would put it) let me explain for those that wish to know; the Afrikaner is a wonderfully expressive person and a truly amazing race
of people, they named foreign immigrants (Male)to their country "sout piel" because you had one foot in your home land and one foot in theirs so your privates dangled in the ocean! "sout piel" is translated to English
as "salt dick".
Gathering toward retirement
years I have moved back to Europe
and now live in Spain
I did consider England
but when I got their it was closed on account of the weather!
That was the first phase of seniority proving a point; the second phase of proving that one is moving toward the finer years is getting involved with a 54 foot steel hull ketch
that really should have the plug
pulled out and be left to the fish!!
However, being a person of myriad skills I have elected to do the restoration
and be sick in every ocean and sea on the planet.
My good lady hales from England
too and speaks with a "right funey accent like"
well we just want to say Hi to Y'all and hope over the coming months that we may find some sanity check right here while we go about sand blasting, painting, polishing and all the other stuff that goes with a complete in and out back to front restoration
we look forward to fun and laughter... sweat and tears... who knows we may bump you some time.