Andy keeps on working on his boiler and its adjunct (accessory) steam engines and pumps. Now he has made a Windermere Kettle so that he will be able to make tea. He has a pontoon boat and hopes to modify it and use the boiler to make it a steam launch “in the fullness of time”. (Of course Humphrey Bogart did not need this sort of kettle when he used water from the sight glass to make tea aboard The African Queen.)
In 2010 when I was in Edinburgh and Moffat, Scotland with the D.E. Stevenson Gathering and then drove (well, Anne drove) south with Perry and Karen and Anne who had invited us to visit her home in Somerset, we passed through the Lake District and drove around Lake Windermere. See https://thickethouse.wordpress.com/2010/07/07/south-to-the-north/ for some of this trip, including a photo of a steam launch. I saw at least one steam launch on the lake and this is evidently where the Windermere Kettle was invented. It is a sort of “instant” kettle which brings water to a boil by having steam circulate through copper coils connected to the boiler. When Andy made this work, he brewed me a cup of Scottish Breakfast tea which was delicious.
P.S. Checking further, the steam ship in that July 2010 blog post is the steam yacht Gondola owned by the National Trust . It cruises on Coniston Water and Anne drove us all around that lovely lake. We had a beautiful tour of the Lake District.