Ain’t she a beauty? “The Maple” is a 16 foot fishing boat with a 50 hp Johnson outboard. Came complete with a trolling motor and a trailer. I picked her up in a steal at the end of the season four years ago from the Republican owner of a marina east of Eagle River. How did I know he was a Republican? I got tipped off by the painting of George W. Bush in his office. Also, by the raised eyebrow when he asked where we were from. Lucky he didn’t ask what I did in Madison. But Dianne charmed him, I think he wanted to unload the boat before he had to store it, and I got a deal. Tony Evers would have paid more.