I have the opportunity to get the boat I learned how to fish on that was my grandfathers. It is a 16’ 1978 Kingfisher. I want to restore/modernize the boat a bit. My plan is to remove the seats, rod locker and bench in front of console and add a bench and storage in the back like a skiff. Also will extend the front casting deck. My question is this, how would something like this pole? I realize it’s not going to be a hells bay but would it pole good enough. Seems like it would be ok as it should be light enough. Trying to decide on whether I just open it up and fish it or if a poling platform would be worthwhile. Thanks for any input youcan offer!