Friday 8 February 2019

Derelect Dinghies

Go to pretty much any sailing club at this time of year and you will see scenes like this, neglected and abandoned dinghies. I guess people move on or are busy, surely it would be better to sell this stuff on.

Maybe replacement tubes on the little rib might not be a viable repair, and the lack of cover on what looks like a Merlin Rocket is going quickly to lead to rot and a place on the bonfire, usually at the club's expense.

The annual dinghy haul at Lymington, either sunk or broken or unpaid dues, actually some don't look in too bad condition.

I'm not suggesting that dinghies should be polished and pampered, this example below has more than a few scratches and the transom looks rough but overall well used and kept in solid working condition. 

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