The Special is going to be famous. Took it and the wagon to Caffeine an Octane this morning and got selected for a tv spotlight interview. Did lots of filming, question and answer stuff plus drove around while they filmed the two hosts riding in the boat on the trailer holding the paddles and rowing. Look for it on an upcoming episode on MSNBC.
Yes, Lanier. That stretch of land was an island opposite the entrance cove to Margaritaville, The water seems pretty low as there was land where there should have been water between two "islands". Schools in Atlanta were close Friday and there were three other boats beached there, all pontoons with kids aboard.
Managed our first daddy daughter solo run this past Friday, weather was good and the Lake Lanier water was still warm. No real running issues other than idling. Was feeling a lean surge and she just did not like to run down low. So I added a little to the low speed needle and it ran better but messed up the high speed, going back and forth a bit but finally think I have it working well on both ends of the scale. Made it back after three hours of fun time under our own power, good day.
Well a lot has happened since the last post. Arrowhead was a great time, very excited to return. Hopefully I can stay longer next time
to rewind a bit, I finished putting the carb back together Tuesday morning, ran it in the bucket and called it good enough to leave for Arrowhead the next day. I arrived when everyone was out on a cruse and gave her a run....long story short I got pulled back in on the rope again, but no pics so I'm in the clear.
If you were there or not and have followed the Arrowhead threads you'd know I got her going and the final culprit was......wait for it....the silly gas tank. Merky loaned me his extra 4 gallon pressure tank and bam off to the races. I have yet to figure out what is wrong with mine but it must be either a collapsed fuel supply side of the twin hose or an obstruction in the quick release. I hope to get some water time later this week to mix and match some parts and see where the maladies lie.
Thanks for the pic Dee Dee
Lessons learned: I love this little boat and the great new group of friends I have made, she handles really well and was not nearly as rough a ride as so many said these boats can be, I need lots more practice at the helm, I really need to get some upholstery, I do not mind (at least in the warm weather) not having a windshield, she runs between 26 and 27mph all day long, Neil is like 0.5 MPH faster than me (I need to loose 40 lbs) Marc is like 9 MPH faster (no way to loose that much, need more hp?).