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Beginner Boat Quesiton

Postby BCflyfisher2012 » Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:08 pm

Well guys. I'm going against my dads advice and looking for a beginner boat. My hope is to find a center console that is used but still in good shape. Do you all have any recommendations for things to watch out for, brands to stay away from, etc. I have found some 1980's boats that are supposedly in good shape. should i stay away from the older boats?



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Re: Beginner Boat Quesiton

Postby Emerson » Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:19 am

This is a really broad question with even more broad answers. My only quick suggestion would be to try and find a boat that either you or your Dad knows the owner. Most probably one of the biggest factors in this decision is price...... The number one thing to me would be the reliability of the motor....no matter what the brand. Like..... does this particular motor always start and keep on running.


I am going to paraphrase Mark Twain...my Dad always told me this and I told my daughter numerous times....

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Re: Beginner Boat Quesiton

Postby meatstick » Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:00 am

I think that means that Suzuki's always start and remain running when you see that dark squall line forming to the southwest. ;)
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Re: Beginner Boat Quesiton

Postby bhorsley » Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:36 pm

finish school then look.

unless you have a very large check book.
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Re: Beginner Boat Quesiton

Postby BCflyfisher2012 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:38 pm

thanks guys. Sounds like you all mostly agree with my dad so that's what I'll go with. Only a few more years left.....
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Re: Beginner Boat Quesiton

Postby mb82 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:56 pm

bhorsley wrote:finish school then look.

unless you have a very large check book.

Words to live by.
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Re: Beginner Boat Quesiton

Postby hh65cdr » Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:25 pm

Bradley, I owned a new 19ft ski boat when I was 19 years old and would take my yak over it anyday. Lots of headaches come with owning a boat. Finish school I agree.
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Re: Beginner Boat Quesiton

Postby toddkfly » Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:45 am

B.O.A.T = Bust Out Another Thousand

Finish your education first, you can come fish with us anytime you need a sw fix.

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Re: Beginner Boat Quesiton

Postby lwflyrod » Sat Apr 24, 2010 12:25 am

bhorsley wrote:finish school then look.

unless you have a very large check book.



MY Thoughts EXACTLY


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