Haven't you always wanted an Aquarail? But what is an Aquarail, you ask? Why an Aquarail is a type of early model personal watercraft upon which today's Sea-doos are based (or so I'm told by hubby and older son). You know when your kids are surfing the internet, and they see something 'cool', and they say "hey Dad, wouldn't it be cool to build this?" Well, this time, Dad said yes, it would be cool.
"But you don't build things" I said
"Yes, I do" husband protested, "and anyway, I once built a boat"
"Really? how long ago was that?"
"Oh, I don't know, twenty-five years or so ago"
"Did it float, I asked"
"You're crazy" I said, which I say often to him, and sometimes I mean it as a compliment.
Dusty carpentry skills were, well, dusted off, materials were procured, and the work commenced. I was asked to document the whole process, and to my great amazement, progress was made
Soon a boat-like structure began to appear
We were all astounded and amazed (including the boatbuilders, I think)
But all of this, I must tell you, was not without blood, sweat and tears
But you see, it was worth it. Many lessons were learned, but most especially the lesson of being not only a dreamer, but a doer.
Who would have thunk it? Not me, initially. I stand corrected and humbled. Looks like fun, eh? Click on the video below to see it in action (circa 1963, this was state-of-the-art)
P.S. show this to your kids at your own risk, you might be in for some boat-building