My son Dylan is home for the weekend. He’s always wanted to shoe horses and had to move 270 miles away to do so but he was half way home after a college block so came to see us. He has a kayak and was keen to try the boat.
We covered a few miles taking it in turns to go in the boat and I even had the dog, Freddie, on board. He seemed to like it but I think without assistance it would be difficult to handle him so I’m not sure that it’s something I’ll repeat on my own. I have had a notchy feel at one point in the pedal rotation and had made adjustments to try to cure it but it was still there. Whilst Dylan was sailing I realised that it was caused by flexing in one of the rods which connects the pedals to the paddle wheel. I need to stiffen it up and have a plan so performance and feel should improve. It goes along easily at a good walking pace, which is all I ever aimed for.