Boredom and wanderlust have done me in again

I saw something interesting on my last trip to Indiana.
It was a runabout, about 14 feet long. I didn’t get a chance to take a picture. It was getting dark and it passed by as I was coming down a driveway.
The outboard looked to be about 40 HP to 60 HP.
The boat looked fairly new as did the trailer.
Actually it wasn’t the boat that was as remarkable as the vehicle towing the boat:
A black, enclosed buggy drawn by a horse.
That was a missed photo opportunity.

I wonder how he got the trailer brakes to work…maybe an auxilliary battery?

Not really coming from that part of the world, I Googled “buggy towing boat” to try to get some sort of idea what you were on about. Seems a surprising number of people from all round the USA have managed not to miss similar photo opportunities.

You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him SINK?


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Great suggestion Zeus.
This is close. Add a windshield and a larger motor.
Brakes? We don’t need no stinkin’ brakes!
Brakes would be unusual on that small a trailer.
On the other hand, those buggies have batteries to power the LED clearance lights. I believe that in Indiana the Amish buggies carry license plates.

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It that a Bob Dole license plate?
Seen those on many tractors, as I was following them down a highway.

Bob Dole license plate?
Do you mean the triangle?
The triangle is a Slow Vehicle Warning Sign that is older than Bob.
Was there a joke that Bob Dole was slow and hence the Slow Vehicle sign?

The joke was that Bob spearheaded the use of the triangle for farm vehicles in Kansas.

Is that a diesel outboard?