This photo brings us up to September 2008, when Steve tested the electric trolling motor

and hull flotation at Long Beach, near his shop.  The wooden box on the left sponson

was used as a temporary fuel tank for performing various tests without the wings.

All went very well, so Steve is now perfecting his trailer and doing stress tests.

He hopes to taxi-test his Coot on a freshwater lake some time in 2009.