I am afraid the Christmas story is a little sad; the new engine refuses to start, although it ran OK in Nobby’s shop in summer.   John and I struggled last weekend, going as far as buying a new starting battery, replacing the starter motor and ducting heat from the cabin heater.  Today Nobby tried temporary shorter battery leads and ether.   Nothing worked, but the temperature on the boat was only 35 F.  Happy holidays everyone.