How to turn a 242 into a fishing boat, add handrails and 9.9hp kicker to the swim platform
I figured it was my turn to contribute to the forum, I have found a lot of useful information on here but have found a niche that I thought I could contribute too.I moved from the interior of BC to the West Coast of Vancouver Island some time ago and traded my ski boat for an ocean cruiser. It took many months to determine what size, style etc of a boat to purchase and settled on a used 242 Rinker. We chose to buy a cruiser for overnights and comfort for entertaining friends for daily outings but we also knew we wanted to set it up for some serious salmon fishing but there was not a ton of examples to go from.It took a couple of years to design, build and of course save to get to the final product. The swim grid was essential to make this into a decent dual purpose cruise/fishing boat. A lot of time looking, searching, talking to people and this is what I came up with, all custom built by a local fab shop.
2001 Rinker 242