Thanks to the power of the Internet, my blog in ESEX LIFE MAGAZINE, and of course my Oscar award-winning (in my dreams) YouTube video (to the right on this 'ere blogsite), something wonderful has happened...

I was contacted out of the blue by a very nice man and his lady, Paul and Yvonne from Walton-on-Thames.

Like me, they had been searching for many many many hours for a boat the same as the one we each have. Not just one that looks a bit like it, but one that is undoubtedly the same.


And the boats have now found each other. All say 'Aaah'.

Los Amigos, aka A Boat For My Potplants, can now be reunited in spirit with its twin, Tempest 1V.


For me this is especially good news, because now I can confirm, without any hesitation, that my boat is definitely a TEAL. Paul and Yvonne have the original paperwork to prove it. EUREKAKAKA!

At first I thought it was a Norman, then a Callumcraft, then a Nauticus. But all along, Trevor from the Norman Boat Appreciation Society (yes, there really is such an organisation) has been exploding at me 'IT'S A TEAL, IT'S A TEAL'.


I am ashamed that I ever doubted Trevor's word, and I offer my humblest of apologies.

Trevor, you were right all along.