We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Still without phone, intertunnel, and TV (but who needs TV?). Posting this memo from a very crowded library - nobody around here has intertunnel connections this week. Even the cell towers got screwed up, somehow.
I appreciate everybody's pitching in to keep our Maggie's "product" coming. All I can really do is to recycle old items, due to the lines here at the library machines.
Close - it's called a punt. Just an offhand guess, the based on the enclosed box and the slide rails, I'd guess its used for shallow water angling or duck hunting. It could also be used for a quickie build "Sunfish" type boat. In any case, that's what it is - use is a mystery.
Tom ... A punt, eh. When we visited England back in the 1980s, we saw a flock of those on the river that runs along the Backs in Cambridge. You pole them, don't you, rather than row them? And incautious or unskilled punters can end up clinging to the top of the pole while the boat slides away beneath them. How embarrassing.