That's what the boat was like, except for the neatly folded and fitting properly.
When we left, this was what the boat looked like:
Buddy spent much of the first day like this:
Chuckles spent the first day doing this:
Mommy spent her day doing this:
While Daddy was busy driving:
A few days in, we did manage to get things squared away better. Going through the locks was great, it was nice and peaceful. We left during a heat wave, but the temperature dropped perceptibly when we left the open lake and entered the canal system.