Just back from Portland
with my new Potter 15. As usual, everything I anticipated as a problem was not, and the stuff I thought was under control, not so much. We will start with the tow vehicle. The little Honda had no problem towing the boat. Keeping a pace of about 55-60 the entire way, I had to downshift to 5th on several passes. While I drive normally closer to 75, my gas mileage went from 27-28mpg to 23-24mpg during the drive home. To do it over again, I probably wouldn't. I think the car will be fine taking the boat to local lakes with drives an hour long or so. The drive down from Oregon
was just too long. Was not comfortable.
Now the stuff that went badly. Tags on both boat and trailer, expired. Which the seller never mentioned. The trailer's stop and turn signal lights did not work
. He flippantly said i just needed to clean the contacts. There was no power to tail lights. The seller also grossly misrepresented the boat. It is not in near the condition his pics indicated. He must have waxed it, then caught in the best light. A lot of sun damage and the lines could be a lot nicer. The cabin
somewhere, which is #1 prob to address. Clorox? How do I clean that out?
Lastly, the dirtbag seller did show me how to rig it, but it was impossibly complicated. Will need to find a Potter resource in the Bay Area to help me with this part.
Otherwise, looks like I bought a project
, which I guess is the standard.