Installing a Solar-Powered Fan


Until now our Bolger Micro has lived on its trailer either in our yard, or in the garage. Starting this summer, the boat will be [we hope] sitting at a dock on the local lake, […]

  • ” And, of course, that was to head down to the launching ramp! Time for that long-awaited float test. We were almost three months behind schedule. Time was awastin’. Time [...]
  • OK… so I’m a hobbiest at best. I’m impatient, a quick starter who loves trying something new, but hates the finish work. This was just one more side trip as [...]
  • ” Even if you’ve never actually seen a snow frog, certainly you’re familiar with their mating calls. And, I suppose I should take my share of the credit for such [...]
  • Some of what has happened in “the duck pond” this week: Foam Kayak I received these pictures from a Dutch builder.  He created this foam kayak to use on the local [...]
  • I recently picked up a old Johnson 3hp, rebuilt the carb and got it running good in the test tub, but wanted to get it out on a boat this [...]
  • Read   Part 1 – Part 2 – Part 3 – Part 4 Well. It sure seems like this should all be done already. By which I mean this darn boat, and [...]
  • ” It’s, right now, only two more days until the end of the longest damn short month of the entire, cotton pickin’ year. Not to be whining, but it’s already [...]
  • We are big fans of Jim Michalak’s designs and like to let you know when there is a new issue of his newsletter.  You can read it by clicking HERE.
  • This starts a series of interviews with people from our boating community. The first interview is with Ken Simpson, designer. When did you become a boat designer and what was [...]
  • Some of what has happened in “the duck pond” this week: Dianne’s Rose There have been a few DIANNE’S ROSE, Tiny Houseboats built and I thought I’d put together a slide [...]
  • Dan’s plan “My grandparents had a little place on a little lake about half way to the Canadian border from Seattle. I remember, we started going there about the same [...]

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Wednesday, May 24th, 2017
Low-head dams can be deceptive, dangerous

It's pretty well known, but worth saying again I think - dams are very bad news, and are in fact more dangerous below than above.

A couple of young women posted a selfie, and then a couple of ... See more

Even at low speeds, it doesn’t take much for the waters flowing over a low-head dam to create a dangerous situation.