Test in private, launch in public.
- Launched the TIMS sharpie bow unit today, followed shortly thereafter
by the TIMS stern power unit. Managed to scrounge up a 9.9 to power
the deal. Also had an 8 foot barge unit in the truck, to lash up at
30 feet and try it all under power.
I was glad no-one was around, as Timmy, The Tiniest Towboat
immeadiatley started to fill with water.
There'd been a LOT of rain the past two weeks (just ask John Bell)
and Timmy had half filled outside on her trailler. So to avoid
bailinf a hundred gallons or so, we drilled a few 1`/2 inch drain
holes. Et voila, the water was all out in a jiffy.
Yesterday, I used a batch of thickened epoxy to bond in a stern knee
below the transom so she'd handle the 9.9, and used the last of the
batch to plug the holes we'd drilled.
Of course I missed one.
Which is why Timmy was pulled back on the trailler asap, and is now
drying out in the shop for tommorows patch job.
It did look cool for a while tied up beside the sharpie bow, ready to
be lashed up. Reports to follow are expected to be more successful.