My wife and I purchased some property down south some time ago and I would really like to eventually get a boat so I can do all the fun things guys with boats can do (fishing, snorkling, diving, etc.).
The problem is, I dont know a thing about it. I could really use some help getting a basic idea of what I should be looking for. These are the guidelines that I know I need to stay within -
1. Needs to be no larger than 30' in length
2. Needs to be able to be trailer hauled
3. Will be used exclusively in salt water
4. Will need to be a model that requires little maintenance
5. I wanna catch me a blue marlin!
Can any of you super-gurus help me out here???
You have to take me fishing. I've got a 400 lb Blue and a 9'6" Sail. Need something bigger!!!
Last edited by BUTWEET; 03-08-2007 at 07:55 PM.
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LOL, Ain't that the bloody truth! I am sure someone will pipe up here to help me refine the choice. For offshore activities twin diesels are a must. Fly bridge for spoting and a wet deck for the "new captain mistakes" is a VERY good idea. In short get a charter and enjoy yourself and avoid the two happiest days of your life, the day you get the boat and the day it leaves (sinks or is sold).
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I second that, but then again we are both crazy enough to own antique wooden boats. So I would suggest getting a really big boat, ohh ya brand new, ohh and get ready to sleep in it cause if your wife is anything like mine she will never understand!!.bigjim
In short get a charter and enjoy yourself and avoid the two happiest days of your life, the day you get the boat and the day it leaves (sinks or is sold).
i know a lot about US NAVY ships! Lol
If money is no object, this would be my pick! Diesels are nice but not realistic imo for a trailered boat. To get out to the deep water and get back safely you need twins, outboards and speed. When we saw weather coming we just ran the other way.
Here is everything you need to know about boats...
They are holes in the water you throw money into.
As someone else suggested... take the charter
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A well maintained 30' Skipjack cannot be beat.
Plenty of room for overnighting for 2-4 people too.
Gonna need a big vehicle to tow it with tho.
I have been stuck in huge seas and winds on one of these, handled it beautifully.
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