Grand Banks 42 Finds Grand New Home
"Shake Rattle And Troll Outdoors" Takes Possession
July 1, 2015
July 8th, 2015
San Diego California-"Shake Rattle and Troll Outdoors" takes possession of a 42' Grand Banks Trawler. The vessel is of mid 1970's vintage and powered by twin 135 HP Lehman diesels. The vessel originally was being retro fitted by Challenged America to cater to physically challenged military veterans for deep sea fishing adventures. Don McDowell host of the 15 year running "Shake, Rattle & Troll" Radio will complete the rehabilitation of the Grand Banks continuing the mission of veteran and sportfishing adventures out of the San Diego area.
The vessel will be completed by refurbishing the wheelhouse, galley and exterior finishes, addition of navigation electronics, sonar, radar and fish finders. A Bait tank and water recirculation system will be installed on the fan tail where the Aft Cabin and bunk rooms have been removed and redecked allowing plenty of room for fishing. The Grand Banks is expected to be completed and certified by the United States Coast Guard early in 2016 ready for the migratory tuna and sportfishing season.
McDowell currently is an active member of the United States Coast Guard Auxillary, Flotilla 10-11, District 11SR and has spent over 900 days on the saltwater on Sport fishing boats as crewman, angler and Charter Master, as well as, scuba diving as a certified Dive Master.
"Shake, Rattle & Troll" Radio can be heard Sunday morning 7-9:00 AM on KFNX 1100AM or http://www.shakerattleandtroll.com