When I bought a small boat to take out on the lake by my house, I first thought that I would just be able to take the boat out and row around the lake. I was able to get around the lake well with just rowing, but I found that this was incredibly difficult for me to do. It took a lot of my fishing time just rowing to places where the fish were most likely to be.
I enjoyed going fishing this way, but I knew that it was far too difficult for me to do on a regular basis and it really cut into my fishing time. I ended up buying a new outboard motor for the boat along with some 2 stroke oil that it would need to run it as well. I am very happy to be able to motor around the lake instead of rowing.