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Old 12-25-2005, 11:33 PM
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looking for a nice used boat...

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I owned a boat. The 2 best times with boats are when you buy it and when you sell it.

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And all of the time in between, that boat is nothing but a hole in the water that you are just throwing money into.
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Its gotta be diesel.
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Buddy has a bass boat, does like 90mph.
I don't get the point cuz by the time we hit that speed for like a sec, we are at the other side of the lake and have scared off any fish in sight
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Old 12-26-2005, 05:14 AM
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Are you looking for a Trawler, or a open boat to fish from . What do you want to do.
Just as point of interest. My in-laws are in Naples and when their boat rotted and needed to be scraped they joined a boat timeshare thing. Guy has about 8 different boats from fishing to cruising. No limit on going out and during the week (they are retired) it is easy to get one.
I too am in the market for another boat. the one I got rid of was a 94 Chris Craft and I was not happy with that boat. Lots of hardware failure and seats all had to be redone.
Neighbor has a 32' Sea ray Sundowner and he gets good service from it. I think it is put together better than the Chris was. It is his second Sea Ray.
Other neighbor has a 28' Formula and it is his second. They are happy but I feel the seat cushions are too thin. Well built though.

Stay away from wood if you are buying used. Lots of time they use it in the transom and encapsulate it. Beware!

My next big trip (when the kids are in college) is the Circle trip around the East of the USA. My boat of choice for that trip in a 42' Grand Banks.

Buy a flat barge and put a Diesel in the back. I will supply a 38' motor home to put on it and you will be set
(mom says I can't buy any more toys till I sell that thing)
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Old 12-26-2005, 05:16 AM
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Buddy has a bass boat, does like 90mph.
I don't get the point cuz by the time we hit that speed for like a sec, we are at the other side of the lake and have scared off any fish in sight
Thats so you can troll for those fast swimming Bass
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To be quite honest I want to be a little different. I'm currently looking at a mini tugboat, with a small caterpillar diesel engine. I just don't care for pleasure craft anymore. A buddy of mine is converting an old 35ft. diving boat to a barge, in which I could pull. After I saw his little tug with a 50hp Yanmar engine, and all the attention it gathered at the docks, I knew thats what I wanted.

BTW Cris Craft is right down the road from my place, they really have a nice looking facility.
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Old 12-27-2005, 12:16 AM
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dude--why if you posted the above do you then say:


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To be quite honest I want to be a little different. I'm currently looking at a mini tugboat, with a small caterpillar diesel engine. I just don't care for pleasure craft anymore.
I love talking boats but you simply "trolled" with this post.

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Old 12-27-2005, 03:10 AM
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BTW Cris Craft is right down the road from my place, they really have a nice looking facility.
Todays Chris is a lot different from the 90's They went very upscale.
We only have one dealer around here that sells them and they don't sell many.
As far as tugs go I have little knowledge. Only ones we see around here are the dredge companies and dock builders. I know that there are a few companies that make modern glass versions of what your looking for.
You will enjoy the mileage from that set up. A friend has a sail boat with a little 4 cyl diesel and he goes all summer with very little fuel use. (and he runs a lot on the engine).
Good luck with the search.
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[QUOTE=South Florida Lawns]Buddy has a bass boat, does like 90mph.
I don't get the point cuz by the time we hit that speed for like a sec, we are at the other side of the lake and have scared off any fish in sight[/QUOTEI


I am a bass fisherman and you can't go 90 mph.
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Old 12-27-2005, 06:03 AM
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Why do you need a boat when you have all those sweeties you posted?
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