I'll match my hours on the water with anybody. My family had the first fresh herring in ilwaco, I was a commercial fisherman for over 30 years (troller) I have fished on purse seiners out of gig harbor, beach seined for perch , herring fished. I think I know a little about fishing. I was trying to be funny. The last boat I owned was a 250 admiral. Sure it was a pain in the ass to tow around but was sure nice on the water. I also hold a merchant seamans card so please don't think that you are better than me. What is this (freds sick boat ) did I miss something .Are you trying to say that Patrick really don't need that big boat just be a better man at the helm as far a Sheeptana are you speaking from personal knowledge or just guessing, because I haven't heard of any funny business going on other than in ENUMCLAW . Now I hope I was not wrong in responding to Woodrow's 246 s response.