all courtesy of Shary Fellows
Just before Christmas our new engine hung near the schooner with care...from Prock Marine's 40-ton all-terrain
ne of the helpers commented "there goes Rudolf". By December 15th there were 23 nominations for naming the new arrival; most of which were "Dearie".
Suggestions ranged from the names of John Deere's mother, wife, and daughters, to Bambi's best friend Thumper, to Shary. Other offerings included Lazarus, Adeline, Yellow Belly, Johnny Pop, and Buttercup.
Thumper it is. Congratulations to Becky Jones and everyone else who got into the spirit of the naming competition.
Gently does it. Turbocharged and after-cooled and with its own diagnostic computer, it meets the latest environmental standards.
That's more than one could say for the old engine which was the
latest thing...in 1940.
You will note the winter style hard hat on the left.