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Glad to hear of it, Bruce. We finally got your old Portabote out and about and I am pleased to report that it is dry as a bone, not as tippy as I had feared and goes about five knots with our new little Honda 2 HP, an engine my wife can single-hand onto the transom.
The only mod I'll have to make is to that transom: the Honda's tiller arm is so close to the bracket that it scraps a bit and the whole engine could sit two inches higher for clearance!
Re: currency. I bought a fairly large sum of U.S. dollars when the Canuck buck grazed $1.08 U.S. last fall and it was about the best investment I've made in years. Now that we are more or less at par, I am finding that I can buy solar panels and other big ticket items in the U.S. about 20% cheaper than in Canada, and about 30% when I factor in the "bump" I got buying devalued U.S. dollars in the first place.
Euros...not so much! Glad to hear the Bristol is coming together.