Good job getting the old VM going! I've usually found that the second smallest hole (I guess it would be 6 o'clock if 12 is the largest) works best. But, yours might have been different. Good luck at castle!
"There's nary a beast that can outrun a greased-up scotsman!" - Willie
"What makes a VM so charming is that you can chop down small trees with it" - Jaan