Dad and I are looking for something to putter around in. Nothing much and he doesn't want anything that requires a bunch of maintenance. Although I would do the maintenance required for something a little more extensive that he is wanting. From my understanding his budget is $5000 and would like some sort of nice jon boat or small bass boat (he leans more towards the bass boat, naturally). Any suggestions on what to look for or what we could find him for around this price.
I personally don't care for jon boats because of the ride. Where do you want to fish? Rivers, ponds, big lakes? I'd find a small bass boat with around a 70hp motor in decent shape so you have enough power to get off if a storm pops up. My last boat was a 15' 70hp that I paid $3500 and ran it for 2 years until I upgraded. I'm in a 17.5' champion with a 115 in great shape that I paid $5600 for. So if your budget is 5k, and you take your time you should have some options
Bobby, my dad would like to get around the less crowded areas of bigger lakes such as lake Lewisville and grapevine lake. I will keep an eye out for a good deal like what you mentioned when we have the money. Any suggestions on where to look other than this forum?