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Galway Hookers

Obvious jokes aside, Galway hookers (Irish húiceár) are the iconic small sailing boats that were the basis of local seafaring during the 19th century and into the 20th century. Small, tough and highly manoeuvrable, these wooden boats are popular with weekend sailors and hobbyists. The hulls are jet black, due to the pitch used for waterproofing, while the sails flying from the single mast are a distinctive rust colour.