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Purchasing a boat

Discussion in 'Southern California' started by nighthawk87, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. Feb 27, 2011 at 7:55 PM
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    nighthawk87

    nighthawk87 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm interested in purchasing a boat to two with my taco? I'm thinking like no bigger than 35'. Any recommendations on where to start?

    Also, what lakes are within a reasonable distance to go to for the weekend? I want one I can stay on the water and beach it and sleep. Not a quick in and out each day...are there even any bigger lakes around here?
     
  2. Feb 27, 2011 at 8:06 PM
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    crf69

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    ummm yeah
    nice....you are getting a boat
    wish i was....
    good luck
     
  3. Feb 27, 2011 at 8:08 PM
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    HondaGM

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    35'...your gonna need a bigger truck
     
  4. Feb 27, 2011 at 8:10 PM
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    ha. boat.. bad idea. Break Out Another Thousand.

    Good luck though!
     
  5. Feb 27, 2011 at 8:12 PM
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    nighthawk87

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    whats the biggest boat this tacoma can tow?
     
  6. Feb 27, 2011 at 8:18 PM
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    paintdiddy

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    If it's your first boat,I think a 35 is way too big to start.the Tacoma isn't pulling a 35 footer.
     
  7. Feb 27, 2011 at 8:18 PM
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    nighthawk87

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    thanks for the reality check guys...boat is out. I'll stick with my jayco baja pop-up
     
  8. Feb 27, 2011 at 8:21 PM
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    paintdiddy

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    I would start with a small boat.my first boat was a new 1999 seadoo speedster twin motors. Is was small,fast,easy to tow and launch.boats are huge money pits.
     
  9. Feb 27, 2011 at 8:25 PM
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    nighthawk87

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    I just want a simple cruiser that has a cabin. I'd like to keep it fresh water to avoid the high costs of running in saltwater.

    I'm thinking like 25'-27'. My parents had a 27' bayliner growing up and towed it with a '83 blazer
     
  10. Feb 27, 2011 at 8:35 PM
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    A boat is just a giant hole in the water you throw money into!
     
  11. Feb 27, 2011 at 8:41 PM
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    My grandparents owned a 65' hattaras sport fisher. Badass. But the upkeep and maintenance will kill you. My grandpa used to say that the happiest days owning a boat are the day you buy it, and the day you sell it!!!



    Sell me the jayco BTW!!!
     
  12. Feb 27, 2011 at 8:44 PM
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    X2, I have a bass boat now and I use it for everything. Fishing, taking the family to the beach, tubing, skiing, and cruising. It has a 75 horse Evinrude on it that sips fuel compared to other boats Ive had and still runs 55mph. They are also alot easier to launch and tow especially when your alone.
     
  13. Feb 27, 2011 at 9:28 PM
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    I've owned 2 boats myself. A 17' Proline CC and a 18' Bayliner WACC and my Taco pulled it fine. I wouldn't go any larger then a 20'. Anything bigger you'd need a full size truck.

    Correct me if I'm wrong but I most lakes only allow 4 stroke engines. I'm not a big freshwater guy. A boat is a big money hole. You better know what you're getting into. Though I miss my boat, esp now during lobster season I don't miss all the money I'd pay for the upkeep, gas, and maintainence. Good luck on your search and ask LOTS of questions before jumping into one.

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  14. Feb 27, 2011 at 10:06 PM
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    I would pay money to see someone hook up a 35' boat to a tacoma and try to move.
     
  15. Feb 28, 2011 at 3:51 PM
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    Only lakes down in SD/ immediate area that require four stroke are Diamond Valley and Skinner. Even those ones will pass certain 2 strokes of newer years. I know it gets much worse up in Norcal as far as emissions requirements.
     
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