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Drooling over idea of boat in spring... But, What kind???

Discussion in 'Boating & Fishing' started by akwagon, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. Oct 13, 2009 at 2:36 AM
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    akwagon

    akwagon [OP] Alaska Dude

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    I keep dreaming and talking of getting a boat next spring, I will have to see if the money allows it... I have the 4 cycle so prob limited to around a 3500lb boat (which is good cant afford much more). What are people running. I was looking for a 18-20 foot fiberglass/aluminum closed bout ocean going boat... It is alaska after all... not the most friendly place. I love lake boats, but not much of a market up here for that. I know I love the etec motors.... Was looking at a trophy 18' walkaround. or a hewes craft searunner..
     
  2. Oct 20, 2009 at 5:51 PM
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    cantac09

    cantac09 Official TW Igloo Builder

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    my dad has a etec engine and they are awesome. you can winterize them on the trailer just by doing some easy throttle sequences. it is good on gas and oil and it has a lot of power he has the 200 h.o
     
  3. Nov 22, 2009 at 9:01 PM
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    genxer36

    genxer36 Lord of Tomfoolery

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    Keep an eye on boat trader.com you may be able to pick up a deal. I was looking for a while, limited funds.

    I was about to give up when a friend told me of a Ranger bass boat for sale. It is a 1984 18' Ranger with a 1991 Mercury 175. I paid $3800. It needed some work. I replaced the carpet myself, Cost about $220. Professionally it would have cost $1500. Over the years I have done some upgrades. 3 New Optima batteries,New trolling motor,New GPS/fishfinder. I have had some occasional repairs. Some I did myself, others I took to a shop. Overall a good boat for the money.
     
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