Trip number “2 and half” was solo, to the Long Harbor beach, and back during sunset. Experimented with motor trim. There are three positions on the Honda BF20. First position maximum speed according to GPS: 16 knots; second position: 17 knots; third position: 18 knots, or about 20 mph. This is just what I calculated after first acquiring the hull. Seems to indicate a cruising speed at 80 percent power of about 15-16 knots, which was the goal.
Next up: “jacking” the motor installation, and fine tuning the Smart Tabs.