There has been a small addition to our little fleet.
But I didn't build it and it doesn't sail
So if you are a hardline sailor
you might want to stop reading now.
And if you think I've slipped over the edge
It's been fun to have your interest.
I can cope with the music thing (he said)
and even the dogs and cows.
But I did come for the dinghy stuff,
the type with string and sails.
I've bought a swimming platform
that can cruise around the lakes.
It is of the displacement type
and I'm going to avoid even a hint of iambic pentameter and glimmers of rhyme
just for this line.
the price was such that with some work it will appreciate
(and I get to keep the other boats for now)
and have fun swimming off the back
while I give the insides
a jolly good refit.
So here is Bandicoot
8.3 m Hartley
from the 1960's