How did I get my first real fishing boat ? Part 3 (Rolling The Boat On The Streets)

How did I get my first real fishing boat ? Part 3 (Rolling The Boat On The Streets)
How did I get my first real fishing boat ? Part 3 (Rolling The Boat On The Streets)
The motor drama was still on. I needed to put all together, and when I did I was not sure that was going to start. Got a big recycle bin, filled with water and put the motor in. Cranked and cranked for a good half hour and nothing. I decided to take top part off and start the motor with my drill. After cranking the motor for about 5 minutes, I was very happy that finally was working!!! Finally I could say that my investment was ready to hit the water!!!  

Now, for the first time I transported the boat got, I had it on top of my SUV and I did not find it very user friendly. It was okay but the process was not fast enough and alone it would just a question of time to have the vehicle scratched.   Since I live literally 600 yards from the water, I decided to try to haul the boat somehow. I was looking for some solutions and then finally I came across a kayak dolly, strong enough to hold the weight.  

The idea was simple: get the boat from the backyard and move to the driveway, put all the fishing gear inside and the attached the motor, safety equipment and attach the dolly to the stern of my little blue boat. Ready to hit the road?.  

And there was me on the street hauling my boat by hand in the little dolly. People walking by, driving by and even in their houses they were looking at me as if I was from another planet ? but at least they had a smile in their faces. I am 100% sure that they were thinking that I was nuts ? they were not far from the truth!!!  

Sweating under the spring sun, finally I got the water accompanied by two of my kids. Took off the dolly and put inside the boat. We paddled a little bit and then I decided to start the motor. For my surprise, the motor started at once and we had a good time in the Ottawa River not having really an obligation to fish. That was great!!!!   Finally I could be considered one of the most now and angler and boater. Just needed to catch a fish with my new toy to prove it? That history is in the next blog?

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