This is my first post & I'm also a newbie to boating & serious fishing. I've fished for 20 years, but now I'd like to start catching. Anyway, I just bought an old 16' ski type boat with a 115 hp engine. I guess it's a little of an eye sore but it floats & runs. I just attached a seat & a nice trolling motor on the bow, so I'm ready to fish. I've been having success wading in the waters north of 161, but obviously I can't take the boat up that far. Does anyone know how far I can take a v-bottom boat like this? I'd hate to break my new toy, even if it is old & crusty. On another note, I can't ski & innertube by myself and I'm always hungry for good bass tips, so if there's anyone who would like to join me for some tubing & fishing, please let me know. I'll be out every Sat & Sun that I can. I'll actually be out there by myself all day today. My cell is 614-378-4650. - John ps - If you see me out there doing something stupid, please let me know, as I probably just don't know any better. I'm reading up on etiquette, but I've got a ways to go.