Chad’s boat was completed and he had tested it with a water hose for leaks so it was time for the first trip to the lake. It’s really a duck hunting boat but until he gets a trailer for it, it’s going to be a backyard boat! He worked really hard with fiberglassing it, and coating it with some kind of resin, then did his camo artistry on it. He was proud of it but I was more proud of him for having done it all . . especially during all the heat we’ve had.
The boat was about twice as long as Vince’s little S-10 pick but we made it to the park near our house. Notice anyone standing around supervising . . not helping with the heavy lifting? Maybe it’s because he has on his good clothes! 🙂
Here we go . . sink or float?? Bobby is at the back of the boat and he was as excited as Chad was. Robert, in the light blue shirt, is a local EMT. I made him go . . just in case! 🙂
I think Chad was a bit apprehensive. So much work had gone into it and he wasn’t sure it would even float.
Look how pretty this lake is! I love Missouri! I really love Missouri. What about the boat seats? Chad is sitting on a folding camo stool. Bobby is sitting on an orange bucket.
They’ve paddled way across the lake . . so far, so good. They were giggling like school girls. Bobby stood up in it and did a little dance to see how stable the boat was and they decided it was definitely stable enough for a hunting boat.
Good job Chad! Great boat building effort.