Eyup lad and welcome aboard the TF. You'll be right at home with all the friendly folk on here.
Love the boat and the Gardner, just the unique sound of the starter is enough to make an engineer drool.
I owned some of the truck 6's 150's and 180's, the last I had was the straight eight 240.
If you think of venturing further afield check here on TF in 'Voyagers and Boaters on the Go' then 'Ireland to the Mediterranean Part 1' and the sequel 'Windmills and Wine' if they don't tempt you nothing will.