So, I've been around boats and fishing all my life, but I've finally decided to get a boat of my own, which was part of my decision to get rid of my previous car for the Taco.
I'm looking for a boat to use in the inner bays of southern Delaware for fishing and crabbing. On Craigslist I found a 1997 boat with 1997 motor that seems like it could be a good fit. It's an aluminum boat, 17 foot Starcraft, dual console. with a 75hp Merc. Guys is asking $4725 for it. Seem like a good deal. I did email him for some pics. Plan on giving him a call to ask some further info. Sent it to my uncle to get his input on it. What kind of questions should I ask? Naturally, the boat itself looks in great condition I'm not worried about that I just want to make sure the motor was well maintained and runs well, especially since it's been used in saltwater.
Ideally, I'd love to pick up a nice 18' to 19' center console, but hard to find something that's not a total piece of crap for a good price. Since the Taco is paid off, I could swing buying a new boat, however I just can't see putting down 15-20k on a boat having never owned one myself before. Rather get a nice starter setup.