Maiden Voyage on the Crouch
I did my maiden voyage in my first ever boat today on the Crouch with my T32 honwave and 6hp 4 stroke. It all fits in my 5 door fiesta, just. Although with a couple of bags of belongings and safety gear I dont think I could fit a passenger in the car so a roofbox is on the cards, maybe a soft one.
It makes my 15kg inflatable kayak seem very light in comparison! I have a flatbed trolley to move the boat from car to garage and an engine trolley.
I saw some egrets and oyster catchers today although I am not sure the engine is quiet enough to sneak up on a kingfisher without it spotting me!
I would like to catch a fish from it this year, a mackerel will do. If I use feathers I will probably only use 1 or 2 hooks so there is less chance of a mishap.
I am partway through my VHF online course and need to upgrade by buoyancy aid to a life jacket, then its time for a lap of the globe.