Regardless, it was pretty exciting to be launching my first Swampscott dory.
Feeling the Bern.
Weighing it at an even hundred pounds–a bit over half of my own weight–I found Bernie to be terrifyingly tippy. Nothing a little cargo won’t cure. Like I needed one more reason to switch from beer cans to bottles…
Our good and crazy friend David Grimes decided Bernie needed to fly the Green Mountain Boys’ flag. Gotta say it sure fits. And the sweep oar seemed to work far better as a flagpole.
It is a lot less tippy with a friend to add a bit of ballast. Best of all, a friend and plenty of beer.