This morning my mate, Cptn Rodders invited me down to the lake at fleetwood for a sail with his new build steam ( electric driven) trawler Akranes.
I had to take my daughter to the doc's as she'd had a bad asthma attack at the weekend, hospitalising her and so was an hour late.
he'd only just lifted it out the water, but said I could have a play with her ( the trawler)........she sailed beautifully until I brought her round for a last pass by, and noticed she was moving slowly, and said I thought the battery was going, and so took a photo of it with my phone cam.
When I looked up her decks were awash, and she was going down by the stern.............. and at that I jumped in the lake fully clothed to retreive her.
all my mate could do was wet himself laughing, and make the remark......"No b*****y wonder there are so many fleetwood trawler wrecks around with x****** incompetant skippers like you around"
now anyone else had an embarrasing moment this weekend,
Sadly gowing down by the stern...even the real ship didn't suffer that ignominious end...she was sold to a fishing company in Rangoon , Burma, in 1929 and not scrapped until the late 1950's