Sunday, August 03, 2014

Gettin' Blown Away

Here is some cool Led Zeppelin trivia:
THE BACKSTORY: Many fans think the title of the Houses of the Holy tune is
pronounced "Dire Maker"; in fact, you're supposed to say it more like the name of the Caribbean country, Jamaica.
THE TRUTH: Robert Plant has confirmed that the title "D'yer Mak'er" does, in fact, come from a rusty bit of Cockney humor, which usually goes something like this:
Cockney Man 1: My wife is going on holiday.
Cockney Man 2: D'yer make 'er? ["Jamaica," but pronounced quickly so that it sounds just like "Did you make her?"]
Cockney Man 1: No, she's going on her own accord.
The sly allusion to Jamaica made sense for the song: "D'yer Mak'er" is Zeppelin's reggae move.

We finished up most of the install on our new electric engine.  Murray and our other partners have done a masterful job with securing the 8 batteries, installing the charger and solenoid as well as installing the engine.  We finished up today with shaft coupler, shaft alignment and the display unit.

We took her out for a spin in the marina and half way up the channel.  The engine was moderatly quiet  and pushed us smartly.  In the channel with the wind at about 15, she struggled abit and slowed to about 3 knots.  We are heading out Sunday for a day sail and will know more then.

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