I've bought a boat!! I'm so excited! (Many thanks Mr C !) Ok to everyone else it might only be 7 foot long and made of....well....plastic I think (it's a BIC boat – yes – made by the same people who make pens). So as Angus has pointed out, I'm planning to row around the marina in a biro and I couldn't give two hoots. It's been many, many years since I had a dinghy to play with. Now all I need is a proper pair of oars, a seat and possibly an outboard bracket and I could go to the USA ('uther side of Audlem).