There’s a lot to learn when taking a new boat out for the first time. Getting all your gear situated is critical.
You want to be bright and easy to see, because the New River is very busy on weekends. That smile and hat should make us stand out.
Our first outing was short, but we saw dozens of manatees and got the hang of running a 17′ boat with a pedal operated rudder. The banana boat is a fun addition to the fleet. It may be plastic, but you still have to hose off the salt.