Nothing wrong with those old Livingston boats Ed at all. They are great stable casting platforms that will handle rough water pretty well and even float when full of water like mine was back in the late 70's in my youth one time in a major water fight with a couple pretty young gals. Mine also was dragged onto many a shores and did some rocky river runs on an interesting little salt lagoon up North that you would run the tides into the lagoon on in coming tide and back out on out going tide bouncing through rocks both ways. The hull took the beating with just scratches to the gel coat.
The only draw back is they are not as good on gas at slow speeds because of the extra water they push.
But other then that they are great well made boats.
Patrick, I built a fly fishing platform across the whole bow of the boat that is a great place to scout and cast from for sure. It also allows for a bunch of semi-dry storage beneath that platform. It is old, the motor is from 86 so it is much "newer" HA. It is loud. My wife hates it and wants me to sell it and get it out of the driveway. The girls love it. We just don't use it nearly enough. If it had some enclosed space besides just the bimini top it would be better on cooler spray or rain filled days. It is all I've got, so I'm happy to have it for now.
Eric, you and many others here know if they are welcome...and you of course, are welcome. Fishing alone on a small creek is nice. Fishing alone on a river from a toon...not wise. Fishing alone on the sound...also not wise. (Others may disagree). I'll be knocking the dust and crust off of it and get it "tuned" up a bit for this summer's use for salmon and crab.
1.2 million pinks forcast to return to the Skagit River this year, yeah, 1.2 million. If you can get your hands on a boat, (as small as a 14 footer will work on a calm day) put in at Coronet Bay on Whidbey Island and putt out into the east side of the island anytime from August thru early September and there should be enough pink salmon around you can sight cast to the schools.
:thumb: Let me know. Not sure if I'd venture all the way up to the Skagit towing my boat for pinks but when they are passing the Kitsap Peninsula I'll try to be in the right place at the right time with the right flies.
WTF ?? Is there really a need to post shit like this? Someone has way too much time on their hands or really bored. I don't really see the humor in it. It's stuff like this that has slowly swayed me away from this web site.