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- “You're just a jealous old barge!”
- ―Percy referring to Bulstrode
Boat Afloat is a magazine story.
Percy takes the Mayor to open a lifeboat station by the pier. Bulstrode is jealous because he wants to be the only attraction on the beach. That night a storm sweeps Bulstrode out to sea. He is rescued by the lifeboats and the following day, the lifeboat's crew are given medals for bravery. Now, Bulstrode is glad to have the lifeboat station close by.
- The mayor in this story is different to the one seen in the television series.
- For some reason, Bulstrode appears to be faceless.