At our house, there's a front lawn and –– in lieu of a back yard –– a boat-yard.
As in, where boats are repaired or assembled. Or, seemingly, stacked like dishes.
The first boat-yard effort I watched was an O.H. Rodgers' Classic Moth design called Mothra. Fans of Godzilla will remember the giant flying radioactive moth controlled by singing fairy twins, surely....
I believe there's a pupal stage Moth in Rod K.'s garage, and some others in hibernation here and there. The Mousetrap attempted to self-destruct via heat-lamp that first winter –– an unsuccessful effort, for which the house was especially thankful –– but has since gone on to numerous Midwinter and North American victories.
A decade or so later, Frankenscot came to life in the boat-yard. The reanimated corpse of an elderly Flying Scot, Frankie won its division in the Everglades Challenge, gave a few thrill rides to some lucky sailors, and then sloped off the pages of history.
Now, there's the new boat, which I have been calling "the new boat" or "Frankie's Spawn" "The Yet-Unnamed Boat" or "Child of Frankenscot." All names that seem clunky, imprecise, and unimaginative. And confusing.
- 22 feet long both sloop and rowing vessel.
- Designed by O.H. Rodgers for the specific conditions of an expedition race like the Everglades Challenge.
- White with a safety-orange belly.
- I'd like to be able to make up a fun logo for it, perhaps along the lines of the previous monsters...
- The launch and naming ceremony is ALWAYS performed with Busch beer.
Make your suggestion below, please, so I can keep track of who said what.
There's at least one prize in it, and I can tell you the word "fabulous" nearly always goes next to the word "prize" in my world.
Fabulous prizes to be awarded utterly at our discretion, though we are pretty free and easy with the loot of questionable value (just ask any of the previous prizewinners).