Technically its a Boston Whaler MONTAUK, (about a 17 or 19 footer) and it has a wooden center console. Thats probably an older (and classier) model. We used to use one for a tender and it was a tremendous seaworthy little feller. They are almost unsinkable. The only way theyd sink is if they get bashed in half. They will float even when fullof water to the gunwales.
I think these shots of boat idiot is a hoot. The Coast Gurad guys at the EAstport station are always full of tales from rescues in dangerous waters, all the way to really stupid **** that people pull.
I once towed a small fishing boat, the make of which was well known for its cheap construction. The guy hiot a partially submereged cable spool that was floating down the ST Croix and he didnt have the sense to stay out of the river current and he was going way too fast. He punched a hole in his hull and we had to tow him in a "preplane" position so the hole was out of the water. We got him in shore and let him get help to repair the boat (I supposed). Two days later, he was out in the really deep deeps fishing for tuna and riding swells like a raft. I pulled over and saw that they had just put a temp fiberglas patch on the hull and the FRP was just hanging onto a resin soaked rag that was stuffed in the hole.
I radioed him about where we should send his affects. He was a real jerk , but I soon found out that the jerks rule on the big water. They are like a bunch of immortal teenagers when they get a boat.