My DB found her sitting on a shelf in an antique store a bit dusty and her rigging was in need of a little replacing to get the sail to stay up. She is hand made and not from a model he exclaimed. We left without her. Yes, left without her after discussion that she is too large, we are over run with sailboats in paintings, sailboats in bottles, and on stationary. We even have a fairly large wooden dingy boat table, also a surprise courtesy of DB.
You can imagine my surprise when I spotted her like a sore thumb in our living room sitting on none other than the glass top of the dinghy table. Maybe, he thought I wouldn’t notice…at least he fixed the rigging.