Posted by Tom Napier on February 11, 2016 at 10:15:12 user Didymus.
In Reply to: Re: Gibber posted by John Nichols on February 11, 2016 at 05:52:54:
"No-one would build a small wooden schooner with a petrol engine unless you were insanely suicidal."
AR made rather a point about the Goblin in WD having a petrol engine as opposed to a paraffin one. As a practical note, would it be possible to hand-crank a diesel engine even if it had valve-lifting gear? AR's boats didn't have modern refinements such as batteries and starter motors.
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