Meanwhile, on the Spawning Grounds...
Each year, Mr. Linton dreams up some Gucci modifications to the adventure boat: water ballast tanks, a foiling board, cassette rudders, a big old bowsprit.
And he's back at it again.
Since the metal handicap-rail style hiking racks began to wrack, and it takes the better half of a small village to get the things pressed and warped into place, Mr. Linton has been cooking up a better idea.
Last year's water tanks (made of polycarbonate sheets) point-loaded on the straps holing them in place, and after getting water-boarded by the mighty Gulf of Mexico the first night of the challenge, turned out to be less sturdy and consequently less water-tight than one might hope.
Combine the these two elements, add in a salvaged carbon fiber A-Cat mast from the most excellent Robert Cummings of Cummings Marine, and design courtesy of OH "Ninjee" Rodgers, and the Spawn is taking new shape.
Folding carbon-fiber hiking racks.
Testing should begin within a few weeks.
11/13/2018 07:12:22 am
It’s always fascinating to see what Jeff is going to come up with next
11/15/2018 02:56:16 pm
Thank Todd. I concur!
11/13/2018 08:00:49 am
Evolution is the right way to make it all happen. Always fascinating to watch what you both are conjuring up.
11/15/2018 02:57:02 pm
Thanks Todd! Evolution is not just a nice theory, after all.
11/13/2018 08:46:53 am
"Who knows what wierdness lurks in the mind of O H Rogers? Linton's SPAWN does..." (With apologies to The Shadow)
11/15/2018 02:58:27 pm
Now, for an appropriate soundtrack:
11/13/2018 02:11:28 pm
Where is the seat back recliner and foot rest. While your at it a seat warmer would be nice...looks very cool
11/15/2018 02:59:22 pm
Don't you see them? Thanks for stopping by, Rocket Dawg!
11/23/2018 11:38:11 am
What?! Again? How can you let him go again?!
11/30/2018 01:13:00 pm
Can't make that executive decision –– it's not covered in our contract, Danielle!
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