Tuesday, August 19, 2008 By Aaron Brown
It's a meld of fixtures and a motor from a 1957 wooden speedboat and a 1962 fiberglass hull from a similar boat. The original 35 horse (though not really) motor is a Johnson Javelin that my dad fixed up to have magical powers (mostly powers of survival, though it still provides a nice tight ride for a small boat with a 12-1 compression ratio). This information is based on my recollection from what my dad told me. I am, in fact, functionally incompetent in these matters.
Here's me (and my dad's hair) on the maiden voyage on my lake in northern Minnesota. Tell me again why I should live in the Twin Cities? Fuddruckers? I-49whatever? Seriously, it's better here. We also have wireless, allowing me to write this while watching the Olympics. In high-def. Oh yeah.