There is a kit you can buy that lets you cut and convert the tongue so you can fold it back. I have one and it saves about 18 inches.I up-sized to a 16' Grumman last year with a 50 hp Evinrude on a Cox drive-on trailer and it is too long to fit in my 1950s tiny garage!
That boat can get you out to fish for deep water walleye, lake trout, and perch on Erie. Just need to pick days and watch forecast. If fishing Erie I’d want a 50-70hp on there. It’s nice to be able to get up and move if a pop up storm materializes.The motor was the only drawback. It's a 9.9, but since I aint water skiing I decided I could live with for awhile. I'll probably be lucky to hit 5 MPH with 2-3 people onboard, but since I primarily want to fish Lake Pymatuning and drift fish, I can tolerate the slow ride out. Eventually I would like to upgrade to either a 20 HP or maybe higher if I want to hop over to Lake Erie for some close shore fishing. For now though I decided the small motor will do.