Originally Posted by Nasher
I didn't say/type that.
Jimbo had a lot of use from her and did all he could to keep her going.
Thanks Nasher. I was going to reply, but then stopped and thought better of it!
I've never met Chris, and haven't a clue who he is, but a couple of times he's tried to needle me with a couple of barbs based (it would appear) on inaccurate facts, try to ignore it!
Old Spice was always loved, used on an almost daily basis, washed down, checked over by Malcolm (my resident engineer!), and systems checked as a training boat, what she lacked and I made mistakes on was some of the attention to detail - she was used by so many people and so frequently that keeping on top of things I found very difficult, and affording all the bits and pieces I wanted even more so (hence having to sell a boat I so wished I could repair!).
I am incredibly grateful to Pete who gave up so much of his time, expertise, and in a way finances to support me through my start in the industry; I know he will have been sad to see Old Spice chained to a pontoon and inoperable, and it will please him to see her being made whole again - he put more into that boat than you can imagine.
So yes, Chris, it is great to see her being looked after now
, and it will please you to know that I have no plans for boat ownership anytime in the future (other than my two recent acquisitions - some wooden dinghies, which I will restore, I can handle wood!). I'm sure her new owners will do a far better job of it than I did.