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May 24, 2012

The Ben Lomond Free Press

I bought a wee day boat a couple of weeks ago and it had its maiden voyage last night on Loch Lomond. It was meant to be yesterday morning but the initial planned launch had me calling the outboard all sorts of names as I couldn’t get the thing started.

Therefore the boat was in the loch, out of the loch and then back in the loch and out again. I still had the number of the guy who sold me the boat, and how about this? He travelled from his home, over 30 miles away to help!

He being a maritime and outboard expert he had it running in about ten minutes. It turned out there had been an air lock in the fuel line and there wasn’t enough fuel getting to the carburettor. Such gestures restore your faith in human nature.

So eventually my two daughters and I…

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