@FlopShop - Sounds like a great project you're working on. Please keep me informed of your progress.
@Geminidawn - Very interesting. I had never heard about that story before. Thanks for sharing.
@Event Horizon - We're looking into that now. We might be able to get a used gas powered outboard
motor and keep it for emergencies. The electric motor
will go up to 25hp peak so we're hoping that will be enough for most situations.
Last week our volunteers erected the tent where we'll be building the boat. (It was loaned to us specifically for this project.)
On Saturday we received the frame pieces to one of the pontoons and our volunteers quickly got to work sanding
it and putting on the first coats of paint
. All the sandpaper, brushes
, and paint were donated by local shops.
On Sunday morning some kids
from the neighborhood came by and asked what we were building. A few hours later they came back and showed us some plastic bottled boats they had made.
And one kid showed us a dead scorpion he found nearby. :-)
Our goal is to have the bottles in this weekend and have both pontoons in the water sometime next week.