Chris, yes, that skiff WAS perfect for trout fishing the lakes by Mammoth. Got a couple great seasons out of it.
And YES!!! The Rib is coming back to town! Long story man, but this boat has had a storied past before it has even begun it's new life. I may post a thread chronicling it's multiple resurrections... But long story short, lightning strike took it out over a year ago on its maiden voyage (which you know) and it has had a long slow road to recovery getting electronics warrantied by manufacturers or simply repurchased when claims were denied. Then as they were hooked up and brought back to life, one by one, the wires powering them burned out. So now every piece of electronics and every inch of wire is brand new.
It was getting the last touches finished when a flood ruined the shop where it was being built... 3 more month delay.
Moved to a new state and a new shop... Then it was finally being buttoned up when Irma hit... As a preemptive measure, we rented a bombproof warehouse for her, but she had to be disassembled in order to fit in there.
Builder was evacuated, came home to an absolute mess of his shop, and the hauler ready to go, so no time for reassembly...
NOW, as of 2 hrs ago, the boat is on its way from South Carolina, albeit in pieces.
With a little luck, gonna set her up and get her re-assembled and in the water ASAP.