|Jenny Rose been holding anchor well since the last mishap|
But then a Craigslist ad caught my attention; All it said was:
4 Man Raft Bladder only - Bladder for a 4 man raft. Bladder holds air, cloth boat is dry-rotted. Boat is 9.5 feet in length.
And it was free.
The ad specifications stated:
make / manufacturer: Aquarius
size / dimensions: 9.5 ft
I noticed it had been posted for about a month, so I emailed the seller: "Do you still have the raft bladder?"
He replied: "Yes I do."
"Where do I pick it up?"
"George Blv. and 204, there's a Food Lion there. Does that work for you?"
|Here's a pic I found on the internet.|
But mine looks a little different
North Pak Aquarius hard bottom boat.
I said "This is a lot nicer looking than what I was expecting." ..
Then took out two large black durable foam-like panels with a hard smooth facing covering it, the two pieces obviously made to link together - he said they go on the floor to make it stiff.
|This is the "bladder" I received.|
Slight deflating after a day and a half.
But not bad for a free boat.
Lastly, he handed me the owners manual along with some other papers.. We said goodbye, and with the raff and accessories in the truck, Bobby and I returned to the beach.
|The tore seam where the transom |
meets the floor needs repair.
The paperwork showed that it is a Aquarius 896 hard bottom pontoon. He had bought it from Sams Club in 2007, it didn't say the price. Another document had the HIN number, along with other info, and the 5 or 6 page owners manual provided some basic care instructions and warranty information.
This is the $20 Mariner electric troller motor I want to put on it. I hooked it to a battery and it does seem to work, but I have no clue on the model or thrust.
Anyway, hopefully all this will result in a more comfortable and convenient method of getting back and forth to the G26,