The Venerable and Ancient, St Deny's Sailing and Rowing Club have been looking for a new cabin boat since last summer.
In fact ever since I sold their old Shipmate Senior "Cygnet" to the bloke who sold us his Laser.
I'm not sure who got the better end of the deal there.
The Boat Sub-Committee of the said Venerable and Ancient have searched high and low to find a boat which meets their stringent requirements.
I tried to persuade them to spend their entire boat fund and mortgage the club house on a Cornish Shrimper
But they could not be persuaded, and so instead we have gone for this little Sailfish 18 which we found in a barn in deepest Wiltshire.
She is a bit too old, a bit cheap, not all that pretty, scruffy and slightly frayed around the edges.
In fact she should fit right in and I think she'll be much loved.
She is supposed to be a four-berth but there is no way I'll be sleeping in there with three other hairy blokes.