The Boat Tote

There is something to be said about not having a boat trailer. And for me, that something has been “Yea! No boat trailer!”

I do miss pulling up on a trailer at the end of a fishing trip, leaving everything ready and in place for next time. And the trailer checklist is not that long. Let’s just say that I have had issues with wire harnesses and taillights in the past.

Currently, I schlep a little jonboat in the back of a pickup, but it is all I want to lift by myself. Hauling watercraft is not limited to trucks however. With a universal canoe carrier, my old Lumina sedan used to carry a canoe on the roof. A buddy of mine always had a kayak on the roof of his Thunderbird in Austin, Texas. It was not only functional but also made quite an automotive fashion statement, cooler than any spoiler.

As long as I keep up with my back exercises, our boating this summer should continue to go off without a hitch.

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Andy Whitcomb

Andy Whitcomb

Andy Whitcomb is a columnist, outdoor humorist, and stressed-out Dad. He says there are “people who fish”… and there are “fishermen”.  One of the few things he knows is that he is a “fisherman”...  To the point it could be classified as borderline illness.  Sharing this obsession is rewarding, therapeutic. He likes to encourage people to “stop and smell the crappie."  Enjoys catching fish, but gets a greater thrill out of helping someone else hook up.
Born in Florida, but raised on the banks of Oklahoma farm ponds. Now relocated to western Pennsylvania. He has fished, worked, lived all around the US.  He has a B.S. in Zoology from Oklahoma State as well...
And he met his wife while electrofishing. He has been contributing weekly to since 2011.