by Richard Crockett
In December 2017 I reported that Frans Loots had successfully restored ‘Stroppy’ – the Sprog that is regarded as the first one built.
The boat had been lying in the basement of a Museum in Port Elizabeth for many years as there simply was nowhere for it to be displayed. One had hoped that after the restoration, which I may add was a masterful job by Frans Loots, it still remain hidden.
So very simply – are there any ideas from our loyal followers as to where this Sprog could be displayed?
It obviously needs to be displayed at a venue where it is secure, is appropriate, and where it will be appreciated while adding value to the heritage of our sport. And obviously only if the museum where it sits agrees with the venue – and releases it.
Thoughts and suggestions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Enjoy the pics of Stroppy being restored and in her new glory – thanks again Frans Loots for your time, dedication and expert craftsmanship in rejuvenating this old lady!