Friday, July 23, 2010

Two lost boats

Found looking a bit sad on the marsh lands around Blakeney.


Doc Häagen-Dazs said...

I hope I do not offend anyone when I state my long-held conviction: the only good thing you can say about wooden boats is that they bio-degrade when they no longer interest their owners or prospective buyers. The worse thing you can say about fiberglass hulls is that they don't eventually sink when they become derelict space-holders in slips. Slips are always in demand and never obsolete. If someone could invent and cultivate fiberglass termites, a huge underground market would materialize and seek him out.

Bursledon Blogger said...

hmm Not sure I agree with Doc, that GRP dinghy looks like a candidate for recycling - doesn't look in too bad a condition - when's the next spring tide?

JP said...

I think the dinghy must have been washed there on a stormy high tide - looked ok, should be recoverable.

We imagined the wooden shell had been the subject of several galleries worth of art ;)

Very picturesque, the plastic boat just looked sad.

Baydog said...

Oh Doc...........brings to mind the comment on my "Bright Ideas" post where you said the only wood on a boat should be the pencil on the chart table!

I think you need to meet my friend Russ.

Doc Häagen-Dazs said...

I'm careful about what I say around you, Baydog. You remember everything!