10-40 hrs: Small wooden cruisers off Everson's boatyard in Woodbridge.
I used to think that 'old gaffers' or 'classic boats' were very impractical, needing a lot of work to keep them sailing. This is probably still true - - but - - - I am gradually coming to see their beauty and to understand why people own them. I even like the mud.
I have spent a lot of time looking at their shapes and watching them sail - and am now a fan. But it is OK - I am not going to get one as a 'project' and exhaust myself even further - tempting tho' it may seem on a sunny day.