ff op z'n Nederlands: Het vliegt door de lucht en komt zachtjes neer in de tuin van StaySail:
Not black and yellow like a cardinal buoy, but Danish "stolen" paint grey and with an old red anti fouling a new ship has arrived in Svensmarke. Originally built in 1905 in Damsholte Beth has returned to Møn. Where she will be restored in full operating service. We do not know how yet, and how fast is a question we do not discuss.
It is an about 8.5m long Drivkvase built in 1905 in Damsholte.
She now has the terrible name of "Beth". As a working name she is called
Butch, because she has such a nice slim figure.
If all the rig is on the boat with stern and bowsprit she will be about 10m longer.
They were built for shallow water fishing on eel hence they are called ålekvase.
They were sailed against the wind (cross-tack) on the shoal with ålegras (eel
grass) and the kvase would float broadside to the wind over this grass with
the nets attached to the bowsprit and sternsprit.
The kvas has a high stability, but a low free board to get the nets(filled with grass, stones and hopefully fish) inboard at the end of fishing.
The boats used to be tar black/brown, but since the sixties when a large amount of grey paint was
stolen from the shipyard in Helsingør, kvaser in the northern Sound area turned Gray. Coincidence?