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.