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MarkH
10th October 2008, 00:18
Spent the afternoon head first in the bilges, cleaning out 70 years of accumulated 'pure evil' and discovered an old penny, wedged between frame and plank right down by the hog under the engine - dated 1937

Is that a builders tradition when laying a new boat??

gave it a clean, wished it well and stuck it back anyway (and divvent tell me it were yours you dropped it and want it back!! :D )

grahamtowa
10th October 2008, 16:25
When Dawsons of Seahouses built the 60ft Cruader for Brid in the late 60s, a sovereign was laid below the foremast at the owner's request, so probably was a fairly common thing.

MarkH
10th October 2008, 17:16
my chain of though went a bit like that...

builder puts sov' down somewhere....

hard up crew member spies it, whips it and replaces it with a penny so as not to invoke any nasty superstitions!

mackem1946
2nd November 2008, 09:55
Unless it was built for a scots skipper he'd only be able to spare a penny
Ho Ho Ho (only joking boys , don't tell my glaswegian wife or I'm for the brick in the handbag over the heed.)





my chain of though went a bit like that...

builder puts sov' down somewhere....

hard up crew member spies it, whips it and replaces it with a penny so as not to invoke any nasty superstitions!