Owing to a period of frantic money earning brought about by the unexpected death of my latest crap old van, I may not have a lot of time for updates for a while. Having to dash out, find, and buy a suitable work vehicle irrespective of budget is a surefire way of putting all boaty thoughts from my mind for a few days. Running awful old vehicles is a price I’m prepared to pay normally, as it’s another way of releasing enough cash to sort the boat out (part of the shoestring lifestyle I seem to have adopted). Sometimes, like today, this attitude does turn around to bite me on the arse though. As soon as I have restored order to my bank balance I will of course be back on the case.