When we were in Normandy last year I was surprised at the number of tractors or varying vintage seen parked in drive ways and garages. Given the long flat sandy beaches over there a tractor is probably the idea vehicle for launching and recovery.
Not as popular locally but I couldn't help noticing a few in use, above Lymington Town sailing Club, and below at the Seafarers Sailing Club who launch across the shingle beach between Hill head and Lee on Solent.
All of which got me thinking that a old tractor might be the ideal birthday present/mid life crisis toy for an ageing sailor with too many boats.
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