Your family wants to get out and the kids want to swim and maybe get pulled around on a tube and then they want to get back in soaking wet and get under s little shad so they don't fry. They are gonna spill their soda, drop the P&J sandwich on the deck and grind their goldfish crackers into an orange powder.
On your average boat with an I/O motor, the water will run into the bilge, they will complain about being hot and the carpet doesn't make the deckj any softer, the food will turn your carpet into concrete. You can't powerwash the carpet as it will eat away at the adhesive underneath and your carpet will come loose and suddenly your new boat has loose carpet, tons of water in the bilge that has to be pumped out and not so much fun. And, if you have motor issues, prepare for sometimes expensive repairs. Few if any rod holders, a little useless livewell, and your buddies won't have a good time fishing because it is not really designed for fishing well.
On a boat like the NS 1910, it has an outboard that is easy for you to maintain, no freeze plugs for winder and ease of access to check fluid so you aren't upside down in a crawl space. It will pull the kids on anny water toy you want to pull! When everyone climbs out of the lake, the wet deck has scuppers that allow all the water to run right back into the lake and not in your bilge! You can get a nice bimini to keep everyone cool and it folds out of the way to fish. Kids and food are no problem! NO CARPET - A deck brush and a powerwasher and all the left overs are washed away leaving a nice clean boat. Want to do some serious fishing? No problem you have plenty of room for rods and 2 livewells and the boat handles like a dream! Seating - REAL seats in the rear deck that fold up for 3 kids or adults to sit comfortably, seating for 2 at the helm, a front console seat for 1 - total real seating for at least 6 people. front and rear deck for fishing. And, the gunwale of the boat is a little safer for small kids too.
Capt. Craig Copeland
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