While rocketry is definitely my number one hobby/ passion, boating/fishing comes in a close second. We probably spend about equal amounts of time fishing, cruising/tubing the reservoirs (we have some big ones in Oregon), and crabbing the bays for Dungeness. For the past twenty years I have been an inflatable owner. I started out with a 1999 Zodiac Futura MK II, equipped with a console and 25 HP Mercury “Bigfoot” motor. After sixteen years and thousands of hours of hard use the transom gave out and I replaced the hull with a Bombard C4. While I love my bumper boat, it has become too small for our two growing kids (7 & 9), a wife, and a dog. After a lot of online research and a trip to the Portland Boat Show we finally decided on the new boat. We ended up buying a Scout XSF 215, a 21.5’ center console offshore boat. I really wanted something that was a serious boat, capable of fishing the Columbia inlet (a seriously rough place at times), crabbing in the bay, and possibly going out after tuna. My wife wanted something with nice upholstery that can cruise the lake with friends and pull the kids tubing. I was planning on getting it equipped with a Yamaha F150, but apparently the salesman (gotta like a guy named Buzz) had mentioned that if you load the boat to capacity (9) the 200 is a better fit - the guy should win a prize for that one... The new boat should arrive in late March or April - it should be a great summer! For the fellow rocketeer captains out there, what kind of boat do you have and what do you do with it?