Ahoy! What a corker she is - A typical market bargain, I won't tell you how much, but it certainly was the must have item this week. Hand made with a fully working rudder and propeller, it was found nestled amongst the usual rust and dust of a house clearance.............calling for a home where it would be admired.
We put our very own Tintin and Snowy aboard for its maiden voyage on home waters - there will be many more adventures to follow.
In my excitement I didn't notice it already had a name - ATLAS in lovely raised type. I was going to call it HADDOCK or KARABOUDJAN after the good captains merchant vessel, but my very own good captain pointed out that this vessel had already been christened. Bad luck don't you know to re-name a boat!