Some guys just enjoy the challenge. I don’t understand it myself – I fly them into the wilderness, set them up on some of the best lakes in the country and yet there is a desire to go and see what is over the hill or down the stream so to speak. I certainly don’t encourage this “exploration” but as long as my equipment isn’t damaged – I don’t mind them doing their thing.
I trust it was worth it. And they did take great care of the equipment. They told me they wouldn’t do that difficult of a portage again – something about age and ideas, not being as compatible as they once were.
Ironically, I did have two boats and motors already for them on the portage lake.