22 January 2011
Roof fully battened, ready for the slates.
I got in the boat for a couple of hours and had made a few minor additions, which I might get completed tomorrow. I can't do the major change I have planned until I get the the West Midlands Boat jumble in a fortnight and restock with stainless steel screws and U bolts. It is a big jumble and I regard it as the start of the sailing season. With luck I can get the paint I need half price in dented tins. Plus endless miles of rope. Last year I opened my own car boot and sold off a lot of sailing junk. I actually made a profit. Most things were bought by dealers before the paying customers came in. I was amazed at the odd things people bought. But not my big collection of Classic Boat magazines, which didn't raise a flicker of interest. They are still blocking up half a room. I don't even like Classic Boat that much. I prefer Watercraft and Wooden Boat. Both of them are bi-monthly, which I think helps keep up the quality of the content. The monthly magazines become dull very rapidly.