Liveaboard Life Day 124: Jonathan and Captain Ahab’s Life on S/V Empress
Today I trialed a bigger engine on our little dinghy... A much bigger engine! Turns out that 2.5hp to 9.8hp is a massive leap on a 9 foot inflatable. Aside from the 81lb weight of the bigger motor, all that power makes the boat a bit on the squirly side as it now skims across the waves, rather than plowing slowly through them with the 2.5! When I scrape all the growth off the bottom it's gonna be even faster!
But lets be honest here, you don't care about any of that, so here's some pictures of Captain Ahab playing on the deck in the sunset and using my 50 year old teak handrails as a scratching post. I've tried to stop him doing it, but he just waits until I'm not looking and does it anyway!