For the last few days we’ve been tightening screws, testing the engines, and making sure everything is safe and (more or less) solid. Today we shove off!!!

Check the video below for our first test run (by moonlight) with the complete raft (60 ft!) and new steering system. Thanks to Theo for footage.

As we leave we want to send out thanks to the Twin Cities and surrounding area, especially to John, Phil, Isabel, Mary Lee, Dave, Black Label Bicycle Club, Propulsion Associates, Nancy and Janet from Midwest Mountaineering, North Country Cooperative Grocery…and so many more people who extended themselves to a bunch of weirdo strangers who appeared in their town (and backyards). You all have given us so much and have helped to make this project possible. This list will grow in days to come…