A call to the boat yard (eg the shed in the field next to the Teifi estuary) reveals that Riff Raff has been delivered. Or, at least, the hull and deck have arrived. Lara (who is really in charge) has sent me a picture:
Isn’t she clean!
Notice that the trailer is new – this means it’s not Terence but one the yard has borrowed for the time being. Now there’s a mystery – why haven’t they put her on Terence – he (it – se previous posts) was left at the yard a couple of months ago. I’m a little concerned that he/it might have been sold – the works “Christmas do” is looming…….
Relax – it’s just a joke, Lara assures me he/it is still there. I’ll find out soon, I’m going to make a visit to make sure the build specification is really agreed.
Oh, and by the way, I’ve purchased an outboard for Riff Raff – another Mercury I’m afraid. Now what am I going to call it (Freddy2, Tribute (Band)?
Neither seem right. I note some web site or other claims that Mercury was the Roman God of ‘shopkeepers and merchants, travelers* and transporters of goods, and thieves and tricksters’. Seems quite appropriate to power Riff Raff when the wind won’t blow. Perhaps it should just be named god with a small g: this might become useful in frequently used phrases such as ‘Oh god just start will you’, ‘O god, why have you stopped’ and so on and on. It’s bound to offend someone too.
* It must be a Web site using American rather than English. What happened to the 2 ls in traveller?