I finally got my canoe out. It's been crazy hectic month. I spent two weeks without the wife and had to take care of our three year old. Postponed the maiden voyage. Finally took the canoe out with the motor. Yeah...I went swimming. Sunk in the muck then flipped canoe back up and finally got back to bank. The muck was deeper than the water. I took motor off and went paddling with two coworkers. I have a lot to learn before September. A lot. But I plan on going back tomorrow (or today depending on how you view time).