After five Everglades Challenge campaigns, Team Spawn has grown, shall we say, more laid-back in the pre-race race.
Oh, we expect a last-minute Amazon or Sierra Trading Post order, and for sure a midnight run to for groceries, but the process of preparing for the event seems less daunting each year.
And as far as super-neat-o modifications? This year the focus has been on the water-ballast supply system. What is known in the biz as "plumbing." TwoBeers and I have spent some quality time contemplating white PVC elbows at the hardware store.
TwoBeers is working with a friend from the military-industrial complex, a former youth sailor and current engineer (Hi Jamey!) to speed up and refine the pump/drain system.
The Top Secret plans involve springs, 3-D printings, and the Home Depot. Glimpsed here are some of the highly technical and science-y parameters:
No, seriously, it's written in Sharpie on the back on an old envelope. As we followers of Spawn have come to expect...
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