An unexpected visitor

Today, at Lake Alice, we had an unexpected visitor.  During the testing of our second hull (see video below), a baby alligator stopped by to say hello.

The new hull is propelled by a student designed hubless propeller.  To turn the propeller, we are using a 1200 watt brushless motor.  Our second hull performed well with a top speed of 12.5 mph.  However, after running it full speed for 5 minutes, we experienced an electrical failure in the port thruster.  The failure caused us to place the boat on hold until next week.

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