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Well I finished my first ever "build a boat" project today as I finished off the Nile River paddle boat with the assembly of the rear paddle wheel mechanism. I was saving the "hardest for last" element of the ship, but it turned out that the paddle wheel was not as hard as I thought that it would be.
This last sentence pretty much sums things up: building terrain in general and boats in particular turn out to be not as hard to do as expected.
I started the construction on October 4th and finished it today, October 20th.
The only thing left to do is to figure out a name for the boat. Any ideas? Leave them in the comment section at the bottom of this post.
The boat is armed with a Krupp artillery piece in the bow and a Gatling Gun in the stern. There is room in the middle to add another machine gun, if needed. (If needed!!!????)
|Midsection: there is space to place a second Gatling Gun on the main deck.
|Krupp Gun and crew in the bow with boiler plate metal protection.
|Midship: room for another Gatling Gun if needed.
What's next? There might be another paddle boat in the future, maybe a side wheeler, or some small dhows to be manned by the Dervish. There could be some potential river battles with boats.