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Thinking about buying a boat

Discussion in 'Hunting & Fishing Forum' started by Skerpokes, Oct 2, 2019.

  1. Skerpokes

    Skerpokes Calmer Than You Are

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    Any advice or help is appreciated.

    As of now, my buddy has a used bass boat that we take out most of the time. But lately I don't trust the thing, and he's not free to take it out most of the time these days so I am tossing around the idea of getting one myself so I can go out whenever I feel like it.

    doesn't have to be super fancy just needs to be reliable
    if it fits two people that would be ideal
    can even be a good sturdy jon boat
    Price range is probably up to $5K

    What should I be looking for or avoiding?
     



  2. Bridgeburner

    Bridgeburner LIGHT YOUR BONFIRES

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    Bassresource has a lot of good info.

    I've no experience with bass boats. Always like pontoons myself.

    I can recommend some nice yaks though. :D
     
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    You should be looking for another friend with a boat and avoiding buying one yourself.
     
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    Wild Turkey Sarcasm: Just one of my many services.

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    Check Craigslist they have a filter where you can narrow it. I'd recommend an outboard and check the hours on it as once you get to 1,000 your heading into limited life. Don't buy anything you don't test drive.
     
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    Make a small fire pit in your yard, start a nice little fire and toss all the money you were thinking about spending in the fire.

    It'll be the cheapest boat you'll ever own :thumb:
     
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    Break
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  7. Skerpokes

    Skerpokes Calmer Than You Are

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    Well, I realized I need to put this boat on hold for the time being as I'm going thru a bit of a personal situation and really shouldn't be acquiring any more "assets" at the moment.

    But I appreciate the feedback and will continue to investigate and look.
     
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    On a more serious note, be very careful if you're going to go the "used boat" route. Someone mentioned earlier that motors get tired after 1,000 hours, but that number should have been a fraction of that. I doubt that many people sell a boat that doesn't need some type of repair.
     
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