It’s a tarp! Or: Weedhatch 101

One of the first questions people have when I tell them about the boat (and particularly, about its size) is some variation on “How easy is it to ‘drive'”?

To this I always say it’s easy enough to get the hang of the basics, and the chance of collisions is usually quite low due to the slow speed because there’s plenty of time to deal with any problems that arise.

As it turns out, I was overly optimistic on this point, because it relies on the engine running as expected, without the propellor being jammed on some debris from the canal, which is exactly what happened.

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