If it can tip over/capsize I will do it. I learned a few lessons duck hunting in a boat.
1 if it doesn’t float tie to something that does
2 if there’s a current or it’s a long transport-more than 10 minutes- tie every thing together so when you find it again it’s all together.
3 crazy friend and friends crazy untrained dog are not allowed in my boat with me any more.
4 Wear life jackets when transporting from dock to hunting site.
I just adjust the above to fit bow hunting and canoeing
Good luck Jim and stay as dry as possible.