Saturday, July 25, 2009

Maiden Voyage

When I got home from visiting my parents about a month ago, there was a new toy in our shed. One that Jesse had been wanting for a very long time. I came home to find...an Airboat :) In case you didn't know...Jesse is a complete motorhead, so this was a dream for him!
The boat ran, but needed some work. He did some tuning up to the motor and replaced a few parts. He did a lot of work to the hull including sanding it down to bare fiber glass, refiberglassing some cracks, painted it, and painted the floor so it wouldn't be slick. There are still a few things we would like to do to it, but for yesterday, we just wanted to see if it would float and make it up and down the river.
Here we are putting it in the water...hold your breath that it floats!
WooHoo...Success! It made it all the way to this sandbar where Jesse's brother, nephew, and some friends were. This is Jesse's super cute nephew posing on our boat :)
And check out our cool horn...lol!
It could use some more power...which I'm sure it will be getting. Remember the part about Jesse being a motorhead...he also loves power! Maybe a different motor, maybe a different prop...who knows! We were just thrilled it made it all day with no problems :)
Here we are leaving the sand bar headed back to the truck.
What a great day!

8 comments:

  1. looks fun! And the water, you're in Texas, right? It definitely looks like southern plains water- red earth and all! I miss the ocean!

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  2. So much fun!

    Jesse/power = "Red" boat!

    x0,

    ~Lily

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  3. Looks like you guys had a ton of fun!

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  4. Looks like so much fun and I forsee a lot more fun in your future!

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  5. what fun! We see lots & lots of boats here ...it is the Great Lakes state after all :) But no airboats...

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  6. That looks like a lot of fun! Hooray for new toys!

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