Do to my back and the fact I want to share as much of my outdoor adventures with Tracy and Gunther as I can I am now the proud owner of a 18 1/2 foot pacific mariner runabout. It was manufactured I'm guessing in the 50's or 60's, it has lines and paint similar to a late 50's cadillac and has that eras feel. Currently it has a 1985 evinrude outboard that started on the first try after being stowed all winter. Right now it has some serviceable "Alaska repairs" but it's solid, sea worthy and seemingly dependable. The guy I got it from was the boats second owner and he obviously loved this boat!
Here's my plan, I'd really like to restore/spruce up this boat and give her a new life. I figure I can do the work a little at a time and in a few years have one hot looking smooth running machine. Problem is I can't seem to find much info on what this boat looked like. BYW apparently Pacific Mariner makes very expensive yachts and pleasure craft, I know mine is built like a tank and quite cushy for the time period.
I haven't been around a power boat since I was a kid and it was my Dads baby, also lived up here for years but have only fished salt maybe 6 times I'm going to have some dumb questions here and in the fishing area, for that I apologize ahead of time.
So heres my first dumb question can you recomend any good trips for the family and I, fresh or salt? Never even considered a boat like this guys this all happened in the last 2 days.