Tumultuous Uproar

A cruising boat with a racing problem...

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Engineer's curse

12 November 2019
Lisa Alberte
I have been reading Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six. Then I had a dream that a CIA agent approached me and asked if I could design a launcher for a mini rocket. He showed me the rocket, it was a tiny thing, not much bigger than a large firework. It's mission was....classified.

He described a steel, rail launching system he had in mind. My suggestion was one made of plywood which would be lighter, cheaper and quicker to design and construct. Speed was of the essence, he agreed to my plywood design. Then I woke up.

For the next half-hour, I lay awake in bed, designing the rocket launcher. I designed it to be easily constructed from the meager tools I carry on Uproar. I even formulated how I would explain my design to him, putting my salesman's hat on.

That's the engineer's curse. But at least I didn't build the rocket launcher.......yet.
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Vessel Name: Tumultuous Uproar
Vessel Make/Model: Beneteau 42s7
Hailing Port: Milwaukee, WI
Crew: Russ Whitford & Lisa Alberte plus Sophie our Jack Russell Terrier
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