27 February 2007 Well today was the BIG DAY. The maiden voyage of the CAT TRACKER.!!! I have taken all your advice and, hopefully put it to good use. Fuel in the tank, vent open, plugs in the bottom, unbelted from the trailer, back down the ramp, boat did I say back down the ramp. BACK WAY DOWN THE RAMP !!! The poor old boat has been sitting on the trailer sooo long , the runners have grown onto the metal. OK we got it broke loose. Little choke, turn the key WRUMMMMM. Man that is a great sound. Water squirting out the back. Buba pulls the Suburban up to the parking lot as I wait for him. He gets in the Boat I ease my way away from the dock little more gas WRUMMMMM up the lake we go. Oh yea, if ya want the front of the boat in the water, the motor got to go down in the back Little more gas. DUDE !!! we cruised at 20 MPH wind blowing the hair just like on TV. Little more gas and that thing jumps up on plane MAN THAT IS COOL!!! We run the entire length of lake Wichita!! I slow it down to a crawl and let Buba drive. HEY LAKE WICHITA IS ONLY 2 DEEP EXCEPT IN THE MAIN CHANNEL !!! h: The boat stalls, and Buba cant get her started. I felt bad for the boy. I got it started after I pulled the motor up from all that silt. Back out in the middle, I let Buba run it again. Man that boy was grinning from ear to ear!!:big_smile_2: I am sure Ill have some things to tend to on the boat from time to time, but it was just a great day to be out with MY son in our first boat for the first time!!!:big_smile_2: :big_smile_2: :big_smile_2: Thank you fellas for all that you have done for me and the BOC !!!!