Thanks guys. Llyn Padarn is very photogenic being right in the middle of Snowdonia.
The boat itself is very stable and if you take a look at the very first run you'll see she takes
a really massive gust at the beginning which also put the wind up Ben, the cameraman.
The big worry would be if the wind whipped up a large "sea" as she has no permanent buoyancy
built in and one decent goffer and she'd go straight down. I wish someone made a small CO2
emergency buoyancy device like an automatic life jacket inflator cos reportedly Padarn is full of
Steamboat model, a link for you showing a ship I was in arriving in Montreal in the 70's. Calchas
was later a total loss. I took the pic of her on fire but was not actually her 2nd Mate, I was on another bluey. http://www.rhiw.com/y_mor/blue_funnel_home/a_boats/calchas/calchas.htm
This is the best site ever for people interested in Blue Funnel Line and the Llyn Peninsula. Check it out.
Do they still have those massive black squirrels in the College area of Toronto?
While I was in Montreal I took part in A Seamens Olympics. I was a shot putter!!