Ah, now, I have to say that I like the cut of that jib (Have I seen the boat in NI?). I also admit that I thought seriously about taking down the mainmast on my F25, and installing a more powerful engine (the mainmast was in any case a late addition, and was too tall. The motor only 42 hp (2003T) and not fast enough to get me to the Isle of Man without a long leave of absence from taking-out-bin duties). I realised early on that I was a danger to shipping when using windpower, and considered that a full-on Diesel approach would suit my age, gout, diabetes, IBS, cardiac and ill-tempered character.'Young' lad - I'll take that.
Long keel - check
Many tons of iron in it - check
38hp Beta engine - check
Wheel in cockpit - check
Internal steering/nav station for Scottish waters - check.
Lots in common with Fishers.
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Son (1st Mate) is good at the intricate aspects of Handling, while I am seasoned and expert at Leading, Managing and Supervising. He's also the junior partner in the enterprise, and shall do what I tell him to do; I'm good in a 'mutiny' situation.