I'm considering buying a bowpicker gillnet boat to be used as a part-time gillnetter and part-time pleasure boat. I've fished commercially before, but never in one of these rigs. They're appealing because they're cheaper than comparable sternpickers and and faster too.
I'm curious if anybody else has tried to use one of these for sport purposes and how it's worked out for them. I imagine it would work well for hunting trips and possibly halibut fishing, but I'm concerned that it wouldn't do well with kids (i/o diesel too loud?) or trolling (getting it in the wheel?) for that matter. I'd be selling my other boat, so want to know if the new one can accommodate the family.
Any suggestions/thoughts appreciated.