Friday, October 31, 2014

Today in the Desert

My daughter's band had a gig in Las Vegas tonight, so we loaded up the "family truckster" last night and took off across the desert.
This morning I met with the manager of my Lake Las Vegas operation, talked boat maintenance, and I snapped a few shots of the tail-piece of one of my gondolas.

We operate in some extreme conditions out in Nevada:
winds can whip in at 30-40 MPH, and the temperature sometimes tops out at 120 degrees.
Imagine how much of the sun's energy a black boat absorbs out here.
Needless to say, this is not an optimum rowing environment either.

It takes the right kind of boat to handle such conditions.
To read more about these unusual boats, check out
"Seahorse in the Desert"
and "The Unusual Gondolas on Lake Las Vegas".

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