Took it on its maiden voyage during the week when we got a dry day here on the west coat of ireland. Me and my friends from belfast all took it to the river i fish and i got in, they pushed me out into the water and when i went to row, my oar lock broke,lol. I just started laughing because it was funny getting back to shore with just one oar working. I ended up cutting abit of rope and tieing it around the broken oar lock because i didnt want it to be a wasted day out. We still had plenty of fun on it learning how to row properly and i now think i should have made the oars abit bigger, possibly another foot. There was 3 of us in the boat but was abit awkward rowing as it just didnt seem easy to row. Im putting it down to the oar lock because when i was rowing another boat last year with 3 in it, i got further even thou the boat was heavyier than mine.
I put it on top of the car to transport it to the river but when i go there, i noticed a piece of the glass/epoxy bubbled up. Id say it was about 2 inch diameter and it really worried me, and id say it raised of the boat about 3 or 4mm. I went ahead and put it in the water and after i took it out, the bubble receded. Im wanting to know has this happened to anyone else and what can be done about it. I think it was the sun that done it because it was a hottish day and with being upside down on top of the car, it was getting alot of heat on that area. Im thinking is it a good idea to bring it out in the sun again, let it rise up , cut out and fill with some epoxy. After that, put my graphite barrier on and hopefully i wont see that area. If anyone has any other suggestions, it would be great to hear what options i have.
and heres a nice 5lb salmon caught on the day.