This chapter describes how the author and David Webster launch the johnboat at the Wildlife ramp at Old Route 87, just to make sure they will have a continuous trip and cover all of the river. They have arranged to borrow the sixteen-foot johnboat Sea Whip from the UNC Wilmington Center for Marine Science Research. They were to have a center-console bateau with a steering wheel, much more comfortable for the long haul; but at the last minute it blew an engine, and so they are assigned an olive-drab aluminum skiff with a thirty-horse four-stroke engine that can make it fly, steered by its tiller arm. It's a functional boat, wide and with a large bow platform for working.
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