does anyone think its necessary to have oars or paddles if you have an outboard and a trolling motor my thought is what r the odds neither wood work
oars or paddles
Murphy’s law states: If your motor doesn’t start, you somehow will not have enough juice in trolling motor battery to get back to launch. (Remember, You always have your starting motor battery to throw on your trolling motor if it’s 12v. ) I don’t think my buddies carry a paddle but I always do. Been there, done that.
Fishing with some friends on a pontoon boat we ran out of gas.Somthing always happened when I fished with the guy that owned the pontoon.We had two paddles and we were three miles from the launch and four guys so we could take turns.We made it but it sure took some time Rip big dad you were a hoot.
thanks for all the feedback looks like small paddle it is
Interesting question, I was sure that WI required an oar or paddle in a powered boat, but they do not. I just checked the rules on WI dnr site. Not sure of different regulations for various counties or waterways, though.
I've always kept a paddle in the bottom of one of my rod compartments....used it here and there mostly for pushing off stuff. An oar would be too heavy and too large to fit in any of my boat's compartments, though...
Better check your state laws. I think you have to have a paddle in your boat in some states. I always have a paddle anyway to push yourself off of things or slap your fishing partner if they are out catching you.
I have a pretty small boat with minimal storage. Still have a paddle that I attached to the cover of the battery compartment. Rather be safe than sorry.
you ever hear of murphys law?
If you have room then carry a paddle. I like the paddle with a little hook on the handle to pull into or push off the dock.