Shoehorning a bit of boat-work into the summer, my favorite skipper continues the construction and refinement of Spawn the adventure boat.
Despite the onslaught of mosquitoes and biting gnats, and undaunted by what he describes as 1000% humidity, he's made improvements and tweaks in preparation for the next adventure*.
There's some cleverly thought-out modifications to block placement and chafe-plates on the rudder control system. Plus a new metal rowing seat that will be semi-permanently bolted in place. Thanks, Derek Dudinsky at JTR!
Modifying where the oarlocks will be placed and some height adjustments (hello Sir Hacksaw!) to the rowing seat follow after an afternoon of on-the-water testing.
And then we are off again on more travels. Spawn will be waiting when we get back...
* Which next adventure race? Well, there's the Black Beard Challenge, possibly. It's 300 miles that include active gunnery ranges (avoid!), unlit fish traps (avoid!), unavoidable low bridges, black bears and skeeters, all on a challenging loop past Pamlico Sound and Beaufort (Bo-furt!).
Shore duty is looking sweet on that one.
11/15/2016 01:57:19 pm
Brief update: as many know, the Challenge in North Carolina was cancelled due to hurricane weather. If you have the scratch, please consider a donation to the Red Cross (http://www.redcross.org/donations/ways-to-donate).
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