There's something rather magical about a steam launch, power boating at a majestic pace, much like sailing some things can't be rushed - if raising steam takes and hour then it takes an hour.
Then there's the very distinctive, not unpleasant smell of coal and steam, plus lots of mechanical things to play with. Pretty perfect for a day out on the river or the local estuary.
day one - the monkfish bites
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