Great to see we have yet another launching, this time from Pat in Tasmania and his Magnum 10
The big day finally, arrived, after all the rain and high winds we have had here in Tassie there was a break in the weather in the Sunday morning. Loaded the boat on the trailer and off we went.
Since we have had a lot of flood waters we had to clear dead wood and rice grass away to put the mighty MAGNUM in and then went for a row around.
First impressions; it sits nice and high and relatively easy to row. Bonus.
Test 2 mounted the 6hp Johnson on and loaded up with safety gear, boat sat evenly balanced
Test 3 started the johno 4th pull after 5 years (not bad), idled around to get the feel of it.
Test 4 slowly poured on the throttle and got it up on the plan. Man does it go when you are by yourself. Just enough power for 2; for 3 I would recommend a 10hp
I am very happy with the MAGNUM after all the effort that went into building it. Even the smaller projects boats can give you a huge amount of satisfaction.
Thank you to Mark for the time in designing the Magnum and to everyone that has given me advice over and good wishes during the build.