Wednesday, September 07, 2011

First season report

Boating season is about over for this year but it has been very enjoyable. The only changes I have made so far to the boat are to move the throttle control over about 1 1/2 inches away from the steering wheel, to allow more clearance, and to replace the plexiglass windshield with auto safety glass for a clearer view. After trying three propellors, we have boat speed up to 33 mph (at a 7500' altitude). The engine trim control allows us to bring the bow down in waves and trim it up in smooth water for more speed. My wife enjoys the boat which is important. She spent more time driving it than I did on this last trip. That is great; my great joy is to start with a vision, create a plan and then make it a reality. This winter I will start on a new boat.