The story so far may be a winding lane complete with detours, but there is a thread which links my involvement with classic boats (and the articles on them) to the specialist metalwork for architects and designers, to having the facilities to contemplate setting up a repair facility of as yet indeterminate form.

Since I have never had a proper job I can’t retire. So I just do stuff which is either interesting or difficult – I find the frisson of failure concentrates the mind wonderfully.