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Old 01-13-2005, 10:00 PM
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Landlubber thinkin about a boat for the bay. Salt water capable 18 to 22 feet, and easily transported. Possible use in Delaware bay and large impoundments. Not too heavy, got to pull it with my Frontier. V6
I was looking at the portable runabouts at sea eagle http://www.qksrv.net/click-1411744-531700

I could see that sucker gettin punctured though.
I'd appreciate a few ideas and comments.
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Old 01-13-2005, 10:07 PM
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I don't have any experience with inflatables. When I started lookin at boats, I started with aluminum, and ended up with fiberglass. I wanted a boat that I would feel comfortable in, while I was in the open ocean or the bay. I think that I made the right choice, spent a little more $$$, but it was worth it.
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Old 01-13-2005, 10:11 PM
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I hear ya brandon Im not bein cheap. Just want to make sure I have somethin. Maybe put a 25 horse on it to putz around in easily transportable.
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Old 01-14-2005, 12:02 AM
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one of those Carolina Skiffs? they just be a fiberglass shell you put a modah on? Gotta be pretty light
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Old 01-14-2005, 12:20 AM
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This thing ya blow up when ya git there. lol

http://www.seaeagle.com/transom/126SR.asp


The skiffs arent bad steve

http://www.carolinaskiff.com/
Not that heavy.
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Old 01-16-2005, 02:31 AM
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I definately need a boat this spring. I cant cover the ground on the surf walkin any more. Need options other than just a beachbuggy. Kayak is a nice idea but I think I'd rather be able to take a nap out there and listen to the ball games. Now would be the time to buy.
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Old 01-16-2005, 01:12 PM
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I bought my boat in the offseason, got a great deal cause nobody was movin any boats. Also gave me plenty of time to look around.
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I think someone right up the road from me is selling a nice 20 foot Boston Whaler with a 75hp or something like that motor.
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Old 01-26-2005, 02:50 PM
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I bought a Kenner Bay Boat about 1 year ago. They're awesome and fairly cheap. Mine is 18' with 60 h.p. tracker,max speed is about 37 mph. After all the extras and a rear casting deck it was under $12,000!!! There made down here in the south so you might have to look a little bit.... but I think they are the best deal out there....
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Old 01-26-2005, 11:40 PM
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A kenner sound good. Fits my budget too. Floatation apparatus is imperative for me now. Have to go to them not wait for em to come to me. 8) Ill do a little research. I think I'd like something with a little shelter in case of quick storms.
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Default alum boat

I had a 16' alum Mirro-craft side console for years. Bought it used with a 25hp for cheap money, I beat the crap out of that boat and caught alot of fish in it. I sold it after 5 years of heavy use. "I wish I never sold it! It sipped gas, went anywhere, towed with a chevyS-10 and had room for 3
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Old 02-04-2005, 03:24 PM
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I own a 25'C-hawk now, A freind of mine has a 20' Great rugged boats from 16 to 25' There's a dealer in Wareham, (Atlantic Boats) You can usually find a good deal on used ones at www.boats.com
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Alantic boats sell a lot of Lunn boats.
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Old 02-20-2005, 11:49 PM
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Thanks for the info guys. I think I've narrowed it down to a steigercraft. They look awesome. perfect for what I would like. maybe 23 feet.
Kinda looks like a parker. A few bucks more than a runabout.
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I like those maritime skiffs. Nice for bass fishing.Very stable.
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