The skiff has the registration/license boards and hull number plate installed. Finishing touches have been put on the trailer and our little 15 hp motor is mounted to provide power for now. We filled up the gas tank are hoping to splash early Sunday morning!
Here the skiff is pretty much decked out:
Below is the 15 hp outboard motor with an extension kit installed to make it a long shaft:
Launch day at home:
Launching the first time!
Out on Magnolia River, Magnolia Springs, AL – I can’t wipe the smile off:
Water intrusion, no need for the bailer!
This makes it all worth while, first mate lounging up forward:
It was a great day, the skiff launched easily, rode nicely and handled well – although we did not get into any rough water, later in the morning there were quite a few boats out so we had the opportunity to cross wakes and the boat took them well.