Thanks. It was hard enough standing up, never mind jigging about! The weather
was about F6 during the clip, which strengthened to F9 in the night. I feared for the mizzen mast
at one point, but the old girl is as tough as nails and pulled through. She was originally a Danish fishing
boat, a 'Hajkotter' working the North Sea, built 1924.
As for old school
; them that built these craft had the chance to improve each hull
from the last, something that's missing in pop out moulded boats these days... Apart from when the coamings were submerged, hardly a drop of water
came on deck
, beating into a gale at that!
Course, the varnished suffered, but we'll gloss over that (ahah)