Originally Posted by Sunstreaker
Are you sure some upset angry narrow boater didn't hide your engine?
No seriously, bad luck,
If your mainly using it on the canals, why don't you go for a smaller four stroke. There may be some advantages.
Well who knows.. I guess I could go back to the scene and have a hunt around for it, but I'm not sure it would be worthwhile. I did pass a fisherman a few hundred meters before though.
The only reason I was on the canal was that it was windy down on the solent, and I didn't want to risk having the boat blow over, as has nearly happened in the past.
So the engine needs to be for both inland and offshore use.
The basingstoke canal is a little gem, because it is very little used (I passed only 2 other boats moving) and has few locks (excepting the section near Brookwood).