Yes! We launched Pisca-Dory on the Snake River this afternoon, fully enjoying two and a half hours of fishing, even though we did not see a single fish. And this was really okay, because the day’s objective was the maiden launch of the dory my husband Vic built over a period of 230 hours, between December 2, 2015 and mid-January 2017.
Vic’s original projected completion time was December 16, 2016, but a prolonged bout of freezing weather interrupted his progress. Pisca is now beautiful, licensed and titled, and water-worthy. Her maiden launch enabled us to take notes for minor modifications and further outfitting details. For instance, I requested a hanging hook for my backpack and jacket. Pisca-Dory is a fishing boat, not a fancy boat; we want her space used efficiently and comfortably.
Here she is, ready for transport to the Snake River for her maiden launch.
She arrives at Swallow’s Nest Boat Launch. . .
Pisca-Dory’s quiet motor takes us at 12 mph at half throttle. This is her motor’s break-in speed.
Vic fishes from Pisca Dory’s gunwale.
Small ice floes still linger by the launch ramp.