Riffe Lake ADVENTURE 7-13-15
My plan was to go to the Kosmos Launch on Riffe Lake. Kim (pinkpole)and I got there around 7am. We were the only ones in the lot. I found that my trailer light plug was on the ground. We checked my lights before we left so I know it was in then. It must have come out after turning in Morton on to 12 because it wasn’t too beat up. There wasn’t a green wire at the plug anymore and the white insulation was half gone.
It wasn’t too bad of a launch but it was shallow, according to my fish finder, for quite a ways out while my it worked. It quit about 5 minutes after that. Same issue as last week. I am writing this up while I wait for Lowrance customer service to answer. It will be sent back to be tested. $19.20 to mail it back to them for warranty work.
I went down the lake (toward the dam) a while and it got choppy but the boat did nicely. There I found a point of land and went in towards shore hoping for less chop which was what happened. I stopped and got the downriggers ready. Then I went to start the kicker and it would not start. I pulled and Kim pulled. It refused to start. I told Kim to get a rod ready and we could see if the wind could push us and she could troll. We were moving to slow.
We decided to go back to the launch. Making pretty good time when the big motor starts to sputter and then died. Out of gas. Kim offered a water bottle to cut for a funnel and we poured the gas from the kicker tank to the big motor tank. Got going again and it started to die once more. I got out the paddles and we started paddling. This was going to take forever. There was a little gas left so we poured what was left into the tank and I tried to start it. It wasn’t starting. Then Kim noticed that there was gas spurting out of the hose at the motor. She pushed it back on and I fired it up. I raced back to the launch. We beached and I said “Thank you, Jesus.” I felt like kissing the ground.
I think we left about 10:30.
The water temperature, while the fish finder worked, was 74.
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