On the website I can see how many people have clicked on a picture to see it in HD. I know that you blokes are much more likely to click on an image of a boat than on one of my beautifully composed landscape shots. Almost no-one clicks on the weird/witty ones – I guess because a visual joke has to work at low definition.
I recently put up some images of a Corribbee for sale in Elie
the pictures were opened again and again.
Now a Corribbe is a great little boat – but the cabin is a pitiful coffin of a thing. However, we should not let practicality get in the way of dreams.
I was dead chuffed to get this email
Hi Dylan, this is ‘pensky’ I posted about Nathan on this recent posting:
I’m attaching pictures of my latest acquisition, a 1978 Centaur that I
bought together with a friend of mine.
The boat came with a terrific provenance and story. The former owner,
had owned the Centaur from new. Prior to this he also owned a
Corribee (as I did). And the story goes that in 1978, together with
his wife, he went to the London Boat Show just to buy spares for an
outboard and a Reeds almanac. He in fact bought neither but came away
with a Centaur instead. I must have one of only a handful of
Centaur’s that has remained in single ownership. I’d be interested to
know how many Centaurs exist from the original production run and how
many are still the original owners.
Anyhow, despite being on the hardstanding for two years she needed
minimal work, just antifoul and some cosmetic cleaning and we had her
lifted in last week. We left the Deben 09/05/15 and
in one go went round to the Orwell – to my mooring in Ipswich –
against wind and tide, and she performed brilliantly.
I’m thrilled with my Centaur. As mentioned it was purely down to your
videos and blogs that got my attention towards this boat. My previous
boat, a Corribee, was a beauty and a joy to sail but I’m 6ft 2in and
it was cramped down below, and in the cockpit, to say the least. By
contrast the Centaur is sheer luxury, commodious interior, I can
almost stand up straight, and when in the forward cabin I can lay our
straight. And most importantly she is a joy to sail, as you know.
OK, please keep up your good work. I have a stressful job that also
involves an exhausting 4 hours per day commute, one of the ways I like
to relax is to watch your videos. Some of those based in my local area
(East Coast) I must have watched dozens of times. I particularly enjoy
the “Gourmet Sailor” series, which reminds me, where is the one of the
Fray Bentos pie video, I cannot find it and I wanted to copy what you
did there – food of champions!
Thanks again Dylan, and please keep up the good work.