I was sitting about today, as I often do, trying to come up with a number.
Specifically, I wanted a number that would tell me how much water needs to be underneath my wonderful new boat to keep it from dragging important boat parts, such as the engine, thru rocks, mud, and disgruntled bottom dwelling creatures.
Not to mention it might do bad things, like poke a hole in the boat and let the lake in.
Now contrary to popular belief I do have the ability to think logically when I have to. I decide I can solve this with a simple math problem.
A – B = C
Where A is the measure of how far off the ground the waterline of the boat is in the driveway
And B is how far off the ground the bottom most part of the engine is from the ground.
In that case C should be how much water I need before bad things happen right?
See you can see the flaw in my master plan.
Nothing? Take a closer look…
According to this the waterline is higher than the bottom of the transom at the back of the boat. Somehow I think it’s a bit out of place.
Dang it, I don’t get my number and now I need to fix my waterline too…