Today I was able to find a bit of free time to launch the boat. Was able to go for a joy ride in the Georges River.
Unfortunately the GoPro I took with me ended up being flat by the time I got to the boat ramp so wasn’t able to use it to capture any footage. Perhaps next time.
Will remember the day as the first time in any case.
Today I went and did my General Boat Licence test. I have been reviewing material for perhaps the last few weeks on and off. Finally felt I knew enough to have a crack at the test. It would appear I was correct in doing this. I passed.
Now have my General Boat Licence.
My wife and I had been discussing for a while regarding a watercraft. We did think about getting a Seadoo Spark. However PWC (Private Water Craft) licence is expensive per year and required on top of a Boat Licence. In addition to this the areas where it can be used heavily restricted.
In the end we decided perhaps a boat would be better. This way we can use it as a family.
In the end the boat idea won out. We ended up obtaining an approx. 3 year old Polycraft 4.1 Challenger Open Deck with Suzuki 30HP 2stroke Outboard with electric start.
We will be sure to use it soon as we get a chance and finish off getting my Boat Licence.