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June 30, 2017

THE VOYAGE OF THE SEA WRAITHE

Grandad spends 5 years and thousands of pounds renovating yacht - and it sinks 5 minutes after launch

(Thanks to Le Petomane)

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If this had happened on May 5th.,it could have been a new holiday celebrated as "Sinko de Sea Wraith."

Snork at Le
Maybe planting it in the garden would be a better strategy.

Even Buster Boat did better than this.

Grandpa is a little dingy....

Boaty McLose Face.

Maiden voyage to the bottom of the sea.

"Wraith" should have been the first clue.

Let's hope Grandpa's next project isn't renovating a plane.

When you put an old wooden boat in the water, normal procedure is to suspend it in a sling for a few days to let the timbers swell to close the seams. Somehow Grandad got so involved with advance boat restoration that he never took boat launching 101. He's now letting the wood swell the hard way.

Well, whatever floats your bo...oh, sorry!

This can also be done on a large scale, with official planning 'n everything. See the story of the 'Vasa' in Wikipedia. When I heard it in Stockholm, years ago, I just leaned against a wall and laughed. Not very tactful behaviour for a guest, but I suppose the Swedes are used to it by now.

What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.

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