Summer programming has finished up and it is time for some serious R&R. I feel like I've been going non stop since about February and while I have enjoyed that aspect of life, its time to enjoy my family and some personal time!!
A year ago, a friend gave me a little 12 foot motor boat. After bringing the boat home and doing some research, I found out that the motor needed for this boat would cost just under $3000. Holy crap. I don't have that kind of cash laying around so I but the project on the backburner, tried to sell the boat a couple of times and always thought I would regret it if its sold.
We finally took the boat down to Lake James with our little 2.5 hp outboard that we have for our sailboat. While completely underpowered, it was enough to get us around the lake for some family fun time.
Speaking of which, the next day was a day for sailboat racing at Lake Julian. The wife was able to make this one, and it was miserable. Low wind and direct sunlight, the time on the water was torture. But, we were racin' and that's that!
The rest of the weekend was spent getting the trailer ready for the next adventure. Wheel bearing gone bad, and needed to be replace. I imagine with the use it gets, this will be a once a year project.