Perhaps his friend didn't have enough faith in it's ability to float.
I thought you were going to say, it was built in the basement but they couldn't get it out of said basement!! Great picture and there were two blunt ends and not a pointy end - why have a pointy end when the boat floated anyway ;)
Was his friend taking the picture?
He wanted to take Grannie for a ride!
I'm impressed. i don't think i would be brave enough to take it for a test run!
I appreciate your comments!