The sketchy Chinese 4hp electric outboard I ordered just arrived. It is pretty much exactly as it was described, and even had some accessories and tools included that I didn’t expect.
This about sums up my week. I took off all week for the 4th and have basically been on the water the entire week. It’s been a good week so far.
Got to do a nice full day float yesterday. A great start to 4th of July weekend.
In somewhat of a hipster move I now have an electric motor instead of a traditional gas outboard. My justification is that I love to try new products and I believe trolling motors are currently pathetic technology and torqueedo and similar brushless outboard motors are ridiculously overpriced.
I’ve been eyeing boats like this for about 15 years at this point. Finally, the right boat came for sale at the right time and this weekend we will pick up our new boat, a 2003 Nautique - specifically a Super Air Nautique, Team Edition whatever that means (it means, basically, loaded with the best options). It’s not…
Spent the day on the river today. Got to test my new swivel seat setup and it held up great.
How is it? Worth $7k for a nice one? Any problems?
I am waiting for some folks to go take water samples on the Flathead river. It’s hard to be down on a day like today. The water is ripping but we have a 150 jet should be fun.
40mph to zero in about 20 feet. That’s gotta hurt! This year’s America’s Cup is making for some pretty exciting racing.
No idea what its name is, but it’s certainly an ugly thing
I want a Tug...BOAT*
Visited Philly last weekend and went aboard the cruiser Olympia. Launched in 1892, Olympia is the oldest steel warship afloat in the world. And I got to play with the deck guns, which date to 1917. Pretty sweet.
Although boats are nothing but money pits, I would love a new Boston Whaler to replace my Dad’s old one. Plus, the fact that this one gets 5.1 nautical miles per gallon is waaaay better than the mileage of my dad’s boat.
Aged 95, maker of some gorgeous boats.
I put the old girl to work today.
It’s March and there’s still 18" of ice on the lake, so I’m dreaming. My son asked me this morning “When is summer!?” Yeah, buddy I know. Soon. Kinda soon.
Twin 1000 hp engines, surface piercing “bond villain death scene” drives, wave piercing hull and its called “Thunder Child”
Ships Through the Ages, ISBN 9780706400182. My dad had a copy of it on his shelf when I was very little. I used to be fascinated by the pictures but couldn’t read it. The other day I stumbled across it at a used book store and of course snatched it up. It is fantastic. It gives a detailed history of shipbuilding and…
You must be indoctrinated with the Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. If you get all the way through it you get 10 internet points.
What’s your canoe storage situation, Oppo?