Winter Wonderland

People often ask me what it is like being on the boat in Winter. The assumption is that it's very cold and uncomfortable but worth enduring to get to the joys of  Summer. Nothing could be further from the truth - being on the boat in Winter is wonderful, especially if you have a multi-fuel … Continue reading Winter Wonderland

“Why not take the flywheel off?”

Last Summer (2014), I spent many hours trawling the Internet to find replacement parts. I managed to procure: valves, shell bearings, piston rings, gaskets - all brand new in original 1940s/50s packaging. Not so lucky with the water coolant pump, so I combined the best bits from three used ones to build one perfectly good … Continue reading “Why not take the flywheel off?”