New thumpmat/ piton that was needed for
retracting the bowsprit on 'gentle annie' -
otherwise it tends to hit the coach-housing as you slide it back.
After i placed the mat on, brought the working end up through a vertical hole drilled in the end and locked it in place with a manrope knot on top.
Made with old mooring line, retired from service.
View from the smack jetty (no jokes please) at Brightlingsea - 'gentle annie' on the left. just been out for a daysail and melted the fanbelts crawling into harbour on the ebb tide. now bought a 15hp outboard for the dinghy and will push her around with that, hopefully forgetting the motor stories for now.
View of cabin from hatch showing two single berths (can't see the double in the cuddy), nice cosy potbelly too.
Originally (1896) 'nobbies' only had a cockpit and cuddy for boiling the shrimps. Cabins mostly put on after the war.