How did I get my first real fishing boat ? Part 1 (The Repairs)
I will tellyou some stages of my story about how I?ve got my first operational fishingboat. It is another one of those addictions that start by accident. I had thisfriend that call me January 2011 last to help her moving into her new house. Ipromptly accepted.When wewere done, she insisted in showing around the house and backyard. I noticed a big lump in the snow notfar from her shed. I asked her what was it and she said me that it was a small11 footer aluminum boat. I asked her if she use to boat to fish. She said thatshe wanted to do so, but she wouldn?t have the time. She knew that I was intofishing, so she asked how do I fish. When I said that I fished from shore andeventually with my kayak, she gave that little boat. I was verythankful for that act of goodness.For the next few months that boat became my new addiction.I painted spots and fixed some minor issues on the boat and when looked fine I fitted up with a brand newoar, anchor, life-vests and approved safety kit.I even didmy Boater Exam to make sure that I had all to start in the right way. The onlydrive that I had it was to face the Ottawa River and go find some monsterfishes with my kids.I don?t need to tell you that it was my first boat. I hadsome experience with my kayak by now but it was another ball game having the kids onboard with me.Again,first time out in the water was a little bit interesting? I had problems? Butthat I will tell in the next blog.