After 12 years off the water and 5 months in the shop my boat is back among the living. Given the condition it was in, I truly did not think it could be restored. I give it a 9 out of 10 – I am so happy.
Saturday saw me putting parts back together and assembling everything. Fortunately I had stockpiled bits and pieces over the years and didn’t need anything new. That’s good, because it seems that everything associated with rowing is uber expensive these days.
I managed to sneek over to the lake and cruise around for 30 minutes without the benefit of a permit. I have a lot of work to do, but gosh it felt great!
As far as the boat goes, I just need to work out a few bugs with the electronics, which is now old technology, but just as good as ever.
On the bike front, I picked up some Schwalbe tubes that I’m going to install on the Trucker. They’re supposed to be better quality. I also think I might switch some parts around and thin the herd – let go of the Black Bike and/or the wife’s Marin. We’ll see.