I dont remember the record for consecutive windy days on San Luis Reservoir but it seems like for weeks now its been way too dangerous to take the boat out. So now I just sit in it and modify it to accomidate fly fishermen. I took the boat out this weekend for a s spin with Rick and I was thrilled at the performance of the new boat. I feel safer and more confident in rough water with this boat compared to my last 14 footer. At 17 feet long and 88 inches wide, the 90 hp Honda zoomed us over the chop and through wakes with ease. I read more and found More Help with some useful pieces of information about this boat that reaffirmed my faith in this model. The Lowrance HDS10 gen 2 was awesome. We actually mapped tires and rocks 30 feet under water even though we didnt catch a single fish. The conditioins were not good with a 20 mph wind and we got out late after a lengthy inspection for quanga mussles. Feels like getting patted down by the TSA. I contacted San Luis hoping to skip the inspections over there if we showed up with a Calero Reservoir tag. They told me they didn’t ” trust” other agencies inspections. Can you believe that! The water in Calero comes from San Luis Reservoir-I think Calero reservoir trust San Luis Reservoir.
Major Mods on the Boat
Lowrance HDS10 second gen soon to be loaded with Navionics HOTMAPS Platinum
Moved Hummingbird 737 to front trolling motor
Terrova 80 24 volt trolling motor with IPILOT-rewired three bank charger
Fly Rod and Casting Racks for storage
GoPro and 35mm Camera mounts on Scoty Connectors (three camera angles including over the side hard mounts)
Stripping Baskets with Scotty Connectors
Strategically located Fly and Lure patches
Bungee Dock cord with cleat next to steering for one man docking operations.
Rope Storage pockets
Ipad Mount on passenger side
Iphone dash mount and docking to stereo with direct audio inputs and charging