It was the moment of truth. Fact is, when you buy a boat for not much more then a plane ticket ..there is always that burning question in the back of your mind .. Will it FLOAT?? The tick/roach/snail/ant infested boat that I purchased a few weeks ago had been completely made over. I washed it, restored the fiberglass, installed new carpet, had the motor inspected and perfected, rewired the electrical, and of course ..sprayed it for bugs. It was cleaner then it was in 1972 (the year it was built). The last thing it had to do ...float. To be honest, I really had my doubts. As I backed the boat down the ramp, I was just waiting for the rusty cable holding the boat to the trailer to snap..sending my handiwork rushing into Eureka Lake ..only to sink in seconds. I could only think of the ants and ticks jumping off the boat like a scene from BUG Titanic. But it didn't happen, and I'm happy to report that the boat floats. I have included a picture of me driving the boat as proof it floats. It also runs perfectly ( I knew it would because the motor is in mint condition). So, for a few hundred bucks, several hours of back breaking filthy work, and some good luck .. you can get a great boat for next to nothing. I figure I will use the boat next summer, then put her up for sale. The cycle will continue .. someone will get a nice boat for a small amount of cash. But they won't have to spray it for roaches, ticks, and rodents.