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Old 03-18-2011, 01:04 AM
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Default Advice on a low cost boat

Hi Guys,
I'll make a long story short. I need some advice. I bought a jet boat last year, then got into fishing. Realized two things, boat was to expensive to keep up with, and I definitely had the wrong boat for the sound. I sold it and took the loss. I just miss being out there to much. I was thinking of getting a used aluminum, I'm guessing deep V-hull just to get out there. Something I could trailer and hide in my yard. What size or type would you recommend for the LI sound. For Striped bass fishing of course. Or am I crazy, and I'll just get knocked around out there? Also how big of a motor? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks, Vin
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:23 AM
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Low cost boat... no such animal... unless you buy a float tube or kayak... beyond that, their are costs involved... a 14' aluminum skiff with a 9 or 10 hp motor is as low cost , low maintenance. as it gets..they are fine for sheltered water and bays... after that it gets all depends on how much you are willing to spend...
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Old 03-19-2011, 10:30 AM
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You can take ruffer seas in a RIB then a tin boat
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Old 03-19-2011, 07:55 PM
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Five telephone poles straped together with hemp. Make sure you use alot of hemp. And don't foget to strap 2 50 gallon drums to the sides for balance. "o" I forgot you will need one paddle.
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Old 03-19-2011, 11:58 PM
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You are absolutely right, no matter what you are dealing with, when it comes to a boat, there is always a limitation, and a price to get by it. It's an endless pit. I guess it was just wishful thinking. The best boat, is one your friend owns. Thanks for the feed back though. Good luck this season!
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