Saturn Family 25
Rear, with hard top
Engine & Fuel :
Inboard Ford Diesel
Approx 2.5 tons
Also has GPS, VHF radio,
Depth Sounder and a fish finder.
Just having a look in to see what all you Norman
Appreciators are up to, and suddenly realised that I need to inform you of a
change to the details of my Saturn 25......I've gone diesel !!! What an
economic difference at the pumps. I had a day out on the Witham, 4 hour trip,
for about £2.50 of diesel !! Wonderful !!!
The down side.......having
acquired a Ford 1600 diesel from a Ford Fiesta van belonging to a local farmer
who'd had a run-in with poachers and had his little van rammed and bent out
of MOT shape by their 4x4's, ( at a knock down price ) I then suffered my
wallet being mugged by the purchase of the necessary marinising parts !!
However all is now well, the value of the vessel has been enhanced, and it
merely remains to redecorate the cockpit, the guts having been ripped out to
facilitate the installation of the new engine. The whole of the engine
compartment/rear seating now slots together to make for easy removal at
servicing time. The engine itself has been mounted on a sub-frame that allows
easy removal onto the workbench should major work be required. I'm trying to
think ahead, as I'm planning to keep this vessel for some time.