Sometimes the universe just comes together.
The day after talking to Boat neighbours Joss and Matt about dinghies, a porta-bote finally shows up on craigslist. The day after that, Joss brings me an outboard! It’s apparently barely functional but the price is right (beer) and I’ve always wanted to be able to fix petrol engines (or at least do a decent impression of knowing what I’m talking about when I am trying to impress the ladies), so I’m really looking forward to rebuilding it!
It’s a wonderfully-named Evinrude 6 HP, 2 cylinder. And it’s gonna make my dinghy FLY. I’m so lucky to have some wonderful neighbours!