here’s a real superstar. Not much info nor cheap but a real piece of history - a legendary boat (in Ireland at least). She looks in good nick.
Time to sell for landfill value then . . . No, I hadn't seen it before . . . thanks for the headsup. I'm feeling like an old man who wants a sportscar . . . I reckon we've got another couple of years or so with our current boat, and I want to be perverse and take an old performance boat and...
European built Farr 1104 - anyone know anything about them? Who built them for instance?
Specifically I'm interested in an oddly named boat called DIVERSITY for sale in England at the moment which has a garbled description, but which claims to be a Farr 1104 (and looks like it to my ignorant...
There’s another theory, or at least was, in Britain. It’s so engaging that I choose not to interrogate it. Based on DNA evidence the least mobile population in Britain is in the Home Counties - around London in short. The interpretation of this is that, as the Celts and Picts were driven to the...
Didn’t know about that episode with MacBride. Interesting. Thanks.
Reckon it’s all different now 2L. The big industrial buyers of large forestry in Ireland seem to be Irish - lots of money looking for assets, but ours is a pissy little beautiful thing of no commercial value.
we’re in South Kerry
the boat lives just over the border in Co Cork in the deservedly famous anchorage of Glengarriff
Last ice age: no trees, no people
End of last ice age (c 10,000 years ago): slow arrival of trees, arrival of Celts from Central Europe (probably)
Hi there lovely Cruising Anoraks all of you
I've missed you, and have been off chasing other obsessions for a bit: our cruise round Europe got stuck in Ireland, and we seem to have bought a forest there. It's lovely but doesn't go to windward for shit. We've had some good sailing in the gaps...
My brother in law did a disappearing act a few years ago on his scruffy steel junk rigged thing. Old, poor, and sick he probably set out from the Canaries with his last bottle of scotch and opened the seacocks. Boat was called Roamer - he wrote quite a good book about his circumnavigation.
The closest we came to a fuckup (a serious one I mean) was when I released the wrong halyard and the main was stuck up, wouldn’t come down. Rushing all over the place in the dark we were. Tired makes you stupid. I didn’t know I was tired.
If the boat has pedigree and history she is more likely to maintain value: I don’t think Enchanta was even a legend in her own lunchtime.
Tallyho and Ilen (for example) owe their survival to the number of good stories that have gathered around them.
Sorry everyone for my smug “come to Donegal for quiet anchorages” rant for we’ve just had a vexing evening at Mullaghmore - delightful otherwise - with speedboats water skiers and jet skis disturbing our evening. Topped off with microlight aircraft making a racket from above.
OK, it’s in...