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Old 12-06-2004, 09:20 PM
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DelcoJim
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Chester Pa USA
Posts: 39
Default RE: Cheapskate Looking for all-around boat

being Cheapskate and boat owner do not go well together, but i know where you are coming from,. I had an 18' V-hull that was pushed by a 40hp merc and it did just fine, but it was only 2 of us fishing . i would not go with anything less than a 40 tho, as i think i would have started bogging down if i had added on of my larger buddies.
Find the boat you like , check the rating label to see what the max HP it will take , if you can afford it .....
if not ask the dealer what he thinks, mine told me 40 and he was right, for my applications
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remember to add up the weight of all your accessories, motor, Blind, anchor , gas, guns, dogs, battery, decoys , buddies . all theses add up fast and skimping on a motor may make you depressed
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