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houtsdg 12-05-2004 01:47 PM

Cheapskate Looking for all-around boat
 
I am looking for a decent all around boat. I would like to have a boat to hunt from, but I would also like to be able to fish from it and haul the family around in it. I was wondering if something like one of the modified-v jon boats might work in an 18-20' model. I would be using it on the Missouri, local oxbows, and in the summer on one of the Missouri river resevoirs. What do you think? How big of a motor should I consider? Thanks!

DelcoJim 12-06-2004 09:20 PM

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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