We CAN Have Nice Things that Last and Work!
I TOOK THE AFTERNOON OFF and got schooled in Craftmanship and Quality...
I just found an old Evinrude that’s been sitting in a garage for years.
Mixed up a fresh batch of two cycle gas for the old school two-line pressure tank at 30:1 ratio (just a guess… anyone?) and pumped the priming button a few times.
It started first pull. FIRST PULL!!
(My Honda four-stroke outboard doesn’t even do that)
They don’t make stuff like this anymore!
I googled the serial number quessing it was a late 80’s model..
18 HP, 1957
NINETEEN FIFTY SEVEN!!!
Built like a tank, Runs like a top and takes an aluminum boat to 25mph almost SEVENTY years later!
Yes, we can have nice things that work for a lifetime!
Spiral staircase in the State Capitol Law Library in Iowa (USA) 1886.
Can we even build things like this anymore? Do we even want to?
Is human progress really linear?