Broads Cruiser

Lots of these sorts of craft in Norfolk, characterised by shoal draft, huge rigs, and masts which lower quickly enough to "shoot" bridges. This one owned by a chap who rang us in great distress one day. We had just sent some red lead powder - to mix with putty for his seams - and he'd opened the tub in his living room. Snag is he dropped the stuff into a white deep-pile carpet. He rang us for some more powder; I think the next phone call was to the carpet shop for an urgent delivery before his wife returned!

Photo: Owner

Broads Cruiser