In the mid 1950’s Vic is very interested in motorboats, indeed he moored one just
off the end of Weevil Lane, Gosport. On one occasion, the boat needed to be lifted
out of the water, so in his usual improvising way, he cut the rear of a coach away
to reveal the chassis. This he reversed into the sea and loaded the boat onto the
cut away coach. The boat was then taken to his workshop for remedial work.