WOODY BOAT BOOT SALE – REPORT
The weather forecasters got it right on Saturday for the woody boat boot sale at The Slipway Milford – overcast / sunny till midday then showers – so perfect for the 14 vendors that set up shop at the yard to peddle / trade their wares. Best booty went to Russell Brooke and best result to Simon Smith who sold everything and most ever expensive items (when new) – he went away with a big smile and a fat wallet 🙂
Had a cool mix of vehicles – seems a lot of woodys either drive classic pickups or top of the range electric – Tesla.
Light on photos of stuff because it was just too busy to get near most tables.
Popped out the back of the shed to check out the woodys hauled out – Valsan getting the final prep b4 the Jason Prew paint job, Marline getting its annual TLC and a selection of smaller woody yachts – Ngahere and Maru.
A nice casual social catch up with the woody community + I personally picked up a few treasures for the glory box. And what am I going to do with one only bronze belay pin – the size of a pen ? It was too lonely and cute to not give a home to 🙂
And the pair of bronze good fortune stars were very quickly acquired – to quote Davie & Co. in the UK – “A star on board encourages positive energy. It can make good things better and stops bad things getting worse’ I have in the past giftedthem to friends boats.
One of the traditional uses of belaying pins is the disciplining of recalcitrant crew members. A little one like that would be ideal for dealing to very small children, who are almost universally recalcitrant anyway. 🙂
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