This is about all I ran this year.
Next year maybe I'll run them even more.
Mr Darby has had close to 30 hours running time this summer.
It's funny in a way how the constant hum of the twin motors reminds me so much of shipping in the merchant marine.
You know how it just sounds like all is well and running the right way, for hours on end.
Needs some ship yard time this winter. Broke a few items.
Had to remove the trolling motor off the barge so had the idea of using Mr Darby in the stern.
No notch yet but it should be easy enough to make.
Some spring lines are also in order.
Pushing works pretty slick actually.
Love the summertime weather.
Picked up a gps from my nephew. Speed over ground is an easy 2 mph with a bit more throttle if needed.
As many of you know I occasionally go down to the American Merchant Marine Museum on the campus of the US Merchant Marine Academy @ Kings Point
and repair some of there ship model collection.
Not an easy job when your own shop is 400 miles away.
Anyway. Here is some of what take place there.
I keep pretty good track of vessel traffic as well. time permitting of course....Continue Reading