Mike and I prepared for the trip for most of the summer, our preparations included putting a hitch on his van and shortening it by 8 inches so we would be under 40 feet in total length. By being under 40 feet long we saved thirty percent off the $1,800.00 ferry fee. We also installed a marine radio and battery switch in my boat for safety. We repacked the bearings on the trailer, put new tires on it and rewired the lights. We put a windshield on the boat and installed mounts for the shrimp pot line hauler and a new prop.
Also in preparation, I tied flies.