THE OWNER

Canal Boat - - BOAT TEST - DAVE ONSLOW

Dave Onslow’s love of en­gines ex­tends be­yond the Gardner that he’s put in this boat. “I have a few mo­tor­bike en­gines in the liv­ing room at home,” he says, while ac­knowl­edg­ing that such a thing wouldn’t be ev­ery­one’s idea of home decor. It’s per­haps not sur­pris­ing, as he has an en­gi­neer­ing back­ground, par­tic­u­larly in electrics.

Fay Kay is more in­ter­ested in an­other sort of horse power – horse rid­ing – al­though when we met the cou­ple she had her arm in a sling af­ter fall­ing off. She had strict in­struc­tions not to move it too much, which meant lock work was out of the ques­tion for sev­eral weeks.

The cou­ple live in Devon, but have man­aged to find a home ma­rina for the boat which they can reach by train, so they can leave their car at home.

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