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Monday, April 19, 2021
By Dave Graybill
I was thrilled to tow home from Bob Feil Boats and Motors the Smoker Craft Phantom 20 X2 model that I will be driving this year. The folks in the shop did an excellent job getting the boat rigged. I wanted to get this boat wet as soon as possible. My wife always wants to go along on the first time I put a new boat in the water, to be sure everything is working right before I take anyone else out on the water. So, we ran up to Fish Lake for the maiden voyage. It was a beautiful calm day, with snow-capped peaks in the distance. Bald eagles were soaring and ospreys snatching fish off the surface. I decided to start the break in process with the main motor. I am sure that people were wondering what the heck I was doing. I would do slow laps then faster laps up and down the lake, as required to break in the motor in properly. I also ran the kicker and the Minn Kota bow mount electric. Everything ran perfectly. I was also very pleased with the performance of the Garmin fish finders, too. I can’t wait to do some fishing!
It was a perfect day on Fish Lake to break in the motor on the new Bob Feil Boats Smoker Craft.