After spending Saturday afternoon (about 2 hours) assembling this monster (Ha...Ha). I had to take a break and rest up (too much traffic at the lake on the weekend) so this Monday morning I removed my fishing gear from my camper shell and loaded the boat into the back of my 8' bed and folded the rear of the pontoons up to close the tailgate. I tossed in my tackle box, a couple of rods and my ice chest I use for frozen bait and headed up to the lake to get the feel of the boat. No one at the lake so I unloaded the boat, put the gear on board and shoved off. I rowed the boat out into the lake and got the feel of it. Total rowing distance today about 1 mile out and 1 back. Very little draft so learning to control it took a while. Over all I think I can live with it. Especialy after I mount the troling motor and fish finder. Oh by the way I didn't catch any fish, again.