After a snow-white turn of the year, Richard braves the cold to cut the engine beds out of some huge pieces of Purpleheart. These beams will support the engine and connect it to the hull, so they need to be extremely strong and well fastened.

In an unlikely looking white van, we find a large wooden crate - the engine itself! Having broken it out and stared at it for some time, I discuss how this Parallel-Hybrid Diesel-Electric engine functions, and why I chose it.

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