While the globe was downloading the New App, and watching it crash over China and having Android issues, we decided to see if we could get the Boatres’s New Trawler started and get her to our dock, her new home. Hey, a boat ride helps everything… Right? Now, this was not for the faint of heart. It was cold as crap.. in a Virginia way. And it was around 3PM once we built up the courage to try.
Mind you, its all new stuff. Fuel cocks, water systems, battery switches, diesel? 15 degrees and what the hell are we doing?
Well, she started right up after some messing around. And no drama, ran nice, and then it happened. Cough cough dead! Right in the middle of the creek, wind blowing and getting dark. Now, we are not the kind to panic, especially since I sterred her to slowler run into shallow water so we could focus on the issue.
Turns out we had changed the fuel tanks while not running and that caused an air pocket in the line. So a little patience, and praying, VROOM.. Just as my neighbor showed up to tow us in. Its a very tight neigborhood, and fun people around that are used to this sort of stuff.
Then to the dock, and let the engine run for about 30 minutes, no issues, did a little antifreeze fill and winterized her again. All good and her next adventure is a clean up, paint and interior. Then in the spring, she gets pulled and fresh bottom paint and topside painted! No name yet!
HERE IS AN APPDATE! For those interested in more than boats. YA.. HAHAHAHA
Also for those who helped find some glitches in the APP, they are being worked on this week. Here is some of what we heard.
1. Loading images on Android
2. Map crashing
3. Edit copy as boat description in profile, and loading stuff.
We are all ready working on the next chapter based on your feedback. We together with you, want to build the best tool to help you all get more out of classic boating, and keep connected to the community. Some features will include a way to recommend your favorite hang outs, editing more stuff, and a way for you to be notified when someone reaches out to you. We are also working on a way for local businesses to be part of our sponsorship program in an economical way in your area. Like most things in this culture its a work in progress and by spring will be running smooth…ish..