Mark and Will adding some final touches to the newly fiberglassed Lower Unit before mounting it.
Holes have been drilled into the transom and the system has been successfully mounted on the boat.
The new beefy 1/4" thick parts should provide the much needed support where the previous parts failed. Plus, we have some delicious looking new FEA pics detailing some concentration areas for the future:
In addition to our work on the mount, I was also able to get a few fleeting pictures (~200) of this weekend's float test. The following are the better of the bunch:
Taking the boat up Forbes to the utter amazement of all onlookers
My own "Abby Road" rendition
Our motor mount awaits mounting on the boat
"Gently" placing Nessie in the water
Fixing the propulsion system to the boat
Lluis: a man who needs no introduction, but often requires an explanation
No where else in the world do bag piping and solar boating mesh so well together
Chunks of Aluminum + Motors + 8 months of work = Absolutely Beautiful
I believe this picture is best described by a quote from Frederick Nietzsche:
"He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into the boat, the boat gazes also into you."
Attaching and inspecting the solar panels
Lluis is enjoying a bit of R&R in the assembled boat
Mark and Brian taking a turn in the boat
Kaufman washing down Nessie after a successful float test
Squeaky clean and ready for action during MoM and during next week's lake testing