Saturday, April 21, 2012
Surgery and the Titanic
I could have just added ballast to the little tug but this would have been in the vacinity of about a 1/4 of a ton. Then the launching and retreval would have been a major undertaking with this much weight. I also thought of small pieces of lead placed in the bottom and the job of doing this every time was not worth it and if the thing took on water it would have beaten the Titanic to the bottom with me in it. So surgery was the only way. It took less time than it would have taken to load all the lead ballast into the boat before launching. It was also cheaper. Some time was taken away from the build to explore the bush near here, so here is a couple of photos.