Amen, Ron, Amen! I am the same way. I have a tube tied to the back usually and I make my son sit on the tube and I sit on the back of the boat to eat. Some people look at me like I've asked them put on a life jacket and eat in the lake because I don't want to spend an extra hour after every trip cleaning food out of the carpet. Ground in chips and bread crumbs are a pain to vacuum or pick up.
Sorry, I just had to vent.