Now that I am starting to get older, I find rowing my boat around the lake to be much more difficult than it ever was as a younger man. I used to love rowing since it made me feel so in control of my boat. I knew that it wasn’t the fastest boat on the lake for sure, but I got a deep sense of accomplishment out of propelling it myself.
Since I have been having more problems with rowing due to arthritis, I am trying my best to make sure that I can give myself a break. I now use a small Yamaha motor that runs with gasoline and Yamaha 2M oil. The motor is louder than rowing for sure, but I am able to get where I want on the lake without all the painful rowing.