I made a phone call to Silly Lily’s and learned that they rent boats by the day and half day. With this new found interest in fishing from Lyman I chose a half day for good measure. On Sunday morning, Lyman took the Hampton Jitney bus from NYC to Manorville, NY (1.5 hours from Manhattan) and I picked her up promptly at 11:30. We drove 10 minutes to Silly Lily’s, checked in with Gary Grunsweich the manager, who was the previous owner however he is still running the shop. I then rented a skiff for $100 and we visited the fun store there, that’s loaded with tee-shirts, hats, beer, suntan lotion, bait, rods, bobbers, and even artwork for sale.
We walked up to the BBQ truck and ordered a pulled pork sandwich. Lyman bought some Montauk Beer, a refreshing and popular local beer, and I, some iced tea. We then had a quick intro to starting and navigating with the 8 horsepower outboard on the skiff and then hit the water, all in about 15 minutes.