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Today's Shortlist  April 3, 2023

BLOSSOM Eyemouth, 1964, larch on oak Inchape 32 wheelhouse ketch, Gardner 3LW, on hard at Northwich, Cheshire, to clear at GBP 1,500

LA CHIQUITA 1971 Silver-designed wheelhouse ketch iroko on iroko frames, double diagonal planked, teak decks, restoration project on hard at Pwllheli, North Wales. GBP 3,000 NOW SOLD

MANDALAY 1986 Fisher 30 9.14m wheelhouse ketch, Volvo Penta 36 hp 3-cylinder diesel, 5 berths in 2 cabins. Lying on hard at Liverpool after re-fit. Owner retiring from yachting. GBP 26,000. NOW SOLD

TAKITEZ 1978 13.5m steel motor ketch based on Robert Tucker Ryton 38 design. Ford 80 hp diesel, 6 berths in 2 cabins. Lying ashore Rhyl, owner retired from yachting. GBP 10,000. NOW SOLD/FONT>

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Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows, 1908.