We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
My raft has a 15,000 lb capacity. The deck is 18ft x 18ft with 12 plastic foam filled dock floats that are 4ft x 4ft by 18 inches high and the gazebo is 10 ft. Hexagon with a table and chairs.
Inside, under the table is my trolling motor so I can take it out to my favorite fishing hole. The trolling motor is remote controlled wireless so I can be fishing outside and operate the motor.
On the top of the table I have a LOWRANCE Fish-Finder with depth sounding sonar's and temp gauge. I have 2 electric winches with 40 lb. anchors. I have also built in a water pump so I can clean the fish right on the spot.
Now I can relax and fish while my wife can sit and relax.
I grew up in Michigan and did plenty of fishing there back in the day when Saginaw Bay had more perch and bass than could be consumed. There is nothing quite like eating perch caught just a few hours beforehand; it is delectable.
What is the body of water featured here? Michigan is a big place.
Yeah, it's a little ugly, but you know how crazy Michiganders are about their fishing. It would be the perfect platform to fish from during one of the big Hexagenia limbata hatches. I can see it now: a nice cigar, a little flask of your favorite beverage, and a blizzard of mayflies in the air. Beats wading the river at night for sure. :-)