Recently my search for a two man fishing boat that “the boss” sais has to fit in the garage or no go, came to an end with the purchase of a used Crestliner Angler 14. The boat was is good condition by for a gadget guy like me, not good enough. The reconstruction and restoration involved adding a swing tongue to the trailer, tuning up the outboard and adding the latest trolling motor technology I could find. After stripping and repainting the trailer, adding the swing tongue, rewiring all the electronics, adding a iPhone dock, music amp, Terrova I-pilot trolling motor, a rear casting platform, rod and tackle storage, a new anchor, and in boat two battery charger with two optima batteries, I am close to finishing the main renovations. Mark and I took the boat out to San Luis Resevoir and fully loaded, the boat goes 22 mph WOT and yet the 25 hp Yamaha can troll all day at 1.5 mph.
Gina and I on Calero Lake from Meng Syn DDS on Vimeo.