I recently acquired a cheap, old and very small boat. I like to fiddle with it, and I’m having fun messing about in it.
I know there are some other boat/kayak/etc folk here, so why not a boat thread? Anything boaty welcome, be it current or nostalgic.
Here’s my boat, the MV Smol:
It’s a twelve foot aluminium dinghy with a 6hp two-stroke Yamaha. Flat out, it will do about 15 knots. It can theoretically hold three people, but it’s much happier with one.
When I bought it, it looked like this:
I’ve removed the unnecessary aluminium strips on the side and filled the holes with rivets; added a seat and a solar panel; put a few straps and bits of velcro around the place to secure assorted bits; and added a few cleats.
This is my river: