I have a PO-15 that I fixed up this winter that
is awaiting Spring thaw. I have a lightweight
Alumacraft AL 14′.
Not sure if I trust that heavy PO on the back.
The boat seemed a little touchy with the
1950’s 15 hp Evinrude on it last summer….
and that’s a lot lighter.
May have to borrow a 16′ boat, or at least
have a passenger in the bow!
In Minnesota, kids under some age, I think 12 or 16, have to wear PFDs – but a lot of people get pinged by the authorities on the location of the pfds they are not wearing. The PFDs have to be in plain sight and available to reach and grab. Putting them in storage compartments, or otherwise out of sight is a no-no.