Mason Bay

The rebirth and conversion of a New Zealand fishing boat-and maybe her further adventures. Other boats and observations will happen from time to time.....

Saturday, April 19, 2014


The new dinghy built last winter, remember?, prooved to be a big success. The electric outboard is great  giving 4 knots max or about twice rowing speed. The 100 ah battery gives about an hour at full throttle.
The big drawback with the dinghy is its weight combined with the flat floor makes it hard to pull up yhe beach. Thinking of a set of portable wheels for the skeg. Bolger was right - its easy to row at moderate speed but hard to match a real rowing skiff. Lost one hatch cover in a blow at Kauwau Is.

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