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Friday, May 28, 2010

Final Shakedown Run

Jay Gordon and I spent about 4 1/2 hours on the Knot-So-Fast today on Lay Lake. Everything went great, and we got some good video of some osprey on the nest with their chicks.

The boat listed a little to the starboard side, but that was due to the fuel tank being almost empty - it should sit level again with a full tank. I'm getting more comfortable in handling the boat and knowing what to expect in wind and currents.

We now have put a total of 112 miles on the boat, and have not depleted the original 10 gallons of gas, so although I can't say exactly what the mpg is, I know it's more than 11.2 mpg. If I have time tomorrow I will siphon what's left out of the tank and get a more accurate figure.

Here are a few pictures from today:


  1. So you and Jay were out on the boat trying to pick up chicks?

  2. Tom,
    Daddy is so enjoying your adventure. I am printing the blog for him. Safe travels to you from both of us.
    Meg for
    Bert Smith