Love the video, but longing for the point at which the turny bit at the front waggles the wobbly bit at the back by way of improbable cranky stuff.
You and us both! We all love the 'coming to life' episodes. I got goosebumps the day we finally persuaded the start valve to fire, or when I emptied the kitchen sink with the rebuilt bilge-pump, which in no way has had its electric motor modified to use brushes from a Chrysler Jeep rear wiper motor, oh no.
There's now nothing to stop us connecting the turny bit to the wobbly bit but mocking it up for the sake of seeing movement at the blunt end would not be best use of our already limited time. After all, we know it would work. Better that we now work on designing and building the parts that will go into the finished boat. In fact we got away lightly with the development - we only had two iterations of the improbable cranky stuff. One of scrap and tin, the other based on a Megane water pump and now we're close enough to make the jump to the finished parts.
There'll be some serious drama once the sponsons are ready to go too - the boat is coming down off her jig for spars, sponsons, engine, hyd-system, electrics, you name it. There'll be heaps of visual progress and everyone will say wow without ever appreciating the slog needed to bring all the bits to good order and ready to bolt on. Never mind, such is the way of things but we'll be thrilled.
I'm only a plumber from Cannock...
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