Rooster merlin blog
Nice ship Steve!
Those aren't ball bearings, those are parrell beads - first used on gaff and sprit rigs in the 1850s...
As to the name - he could have just called it 'Bertie'!
Are you sure they are not lead shot.
Steve and Sarah were going well on Sunday, or were we going badly? Two very different races from planing reaches in the first to drifting in the second. They won both.