It’s a two knee knocker sort of day – A Secret History of American River People

It’s a two knee knocker sort of day

It’s a two knee knocker sort of day. While a barge bottom boat tends to be stable, the little bit of freeboard we have allows bigger waves to slosh over our deck. We have removable knee knockers we can install to prevent those waves from washing into the cabin.

A little later the river calmed down and I put the knee knockers away. No sooner had I done that than I was passed by a wake board boat that kicks up a huge wake which of course washed over the deck and straight into the cabin. Grrr.

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