Well I went and did it. I picked up a new (to me) boat. It's a 2013 Robalo R180/F115 with 102 hours that until today has never seen saltwater. Save for the last few years, I’ve owned boats nonstop since 1976. Since we’re gonna be in Calif a few more years. I figured what the hell. After adding 2 grp 29 batteries and an all new dual battery setup, 12 rod holders, performing the 100 hour service, rewiring the back half of the boat, installing an ICOM 506 w/AIS and installing a light to tell me when the bilge was running, I was ready for the maiden. I picked up Steve (Ssrmr2) at his house. I've been whoring on his Whaler lately, so it was time for me to return the favor. We launched from Davies and headed for PV. There was a fair north wind blowing up some chop in the harbor, but the 3000+# 18 footer pushed through it with ease and the very tall gunnels kept us dry. The meter lit up on our first stop, and it wasn't long before I caught the new Trailer Trash's first fish--a 4# calico. We bounced around from rock to rock up past Rocky Point where there was a fair NW wind starting to blow. We didn't stay there long as, while we were metering fish, they would not bite despite there being a decent current and 63 deg water. We rock hopped our way back and ended up at the shoe, where we hit several rocks for not much. Then we hit a special spot that added 3 or 4 sandies to the count. As soon as we entered Alimitos channel, Steve grabbed a bucket and the boat brush and went to town on the deck. Nice when your guest spent some time as a deckhand on the RR III. Thank you Steve. Putting the boat back on the trailer was a snap. It self centers and easily motors up to the winch. Totals: 20 bass to 4#. 5 or so Johnny bass and a goat (that was kept for dinner). Current was uphill, downhill and in depending where you were. Wind was not a factor. Temps only ranged a couple degrees, from 61-63 degrees all day. All fish were caught on Kman Special leadheads and swimbaits. We had a few very short cuda chase our Snipers, but none connected. We caught several of our bass suspended in the column today. Casting out, letting it drop, then slow grinding in was not productive today. Fishing was very slow today, but I didn't care one bit as the weather was awesome and everything about the boat was working perfectly. The boat was everything I'd hoped it would be. After owning a Bayrunner for over ten years, and whoring on smaller boats, I'm getting to an age where it's no fun coming home all beat up and wind burned. This Robalo is smooth riding, and the windshield on that BIG HONKING potty console keeps the wind off you. The Yammy 115 won't win any speed contests, but we managed 36-38 MPH at 5600 RPM. The Yammy ran like a sewing machine... The plan is to set her up with a 12" MFD with CHIRP and 3D structure scan, AIS, Radar, AP, GPS enabled trolling motor and a 1-scoop bait tank under the bench seat. The hard part is choosing which MFD to get. That new Furuno sure looks good, but damn, they just came out this year and I don’t want to be their beta tester. No neener neeners as this boat probably gets 4 or so MPG. I did not fill her up, as I want to use up all the Utah ethanol free unknown age gas, then start corroding the tank properly with our local swill. Once again, we didn't sink the boat or get arrested or towed. It was a great day on the water with a good friend. In the coming weeks and months, I will be looking for new faces to fish with. Prefer experienced, reliable fishermen who can meet at my home in Diamond Bar, share expenses, yada yada. PM me if interested. Some pics. I don't seem able to place them in text when typing in Windows.