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#12710621 - 04/10/18 09:02 AM Looking for a River Boat
Heath419 Offline
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Registered: 12/05/16
Posts: 46
Loc: CenTex
I am currently looking for a 14'-16' boat, possibly a flat bottom, but not opposed to other styles. My budget is around 3000. The biggest "want" for me, would be a reliable motor, maybe a 12-20 horse. I am not worried about the accessories as i will more than likely add my own style to it. Any information from the forum would be great! Thanks in advance guys. PM for any leads!


Edited by Heath419 (04/10/18 09:04 AM)

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#12711285 - 04/10/18 07:19 PM Re: Looking for a River Boat [Re: Heath419]
Dawson Hefner Offline
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Registered: 09/10/09
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Start looking on craigslist. Avoid carpet. You can probably find one in that range. Insist on titles for motor and hull. Do not buy without water test.
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#12711873 - 04/11/18 09:57 AM Re: Looking for a River Boat [Re: Heath419]
Heath419 Offline
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Good tips! Thanks Dawson!

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#12713448 - 04/12/18 11:05 AM Re: Looking for a River Boat [Re: Heath419]
Alumacraft 14 Offline
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Registered: 02/24/06
Posts: 192
Loc: Texas
16ft wider the better. You really want a 25hp for a 16 footer. If you are going to modify it heavily, then I would suggested a riveted hull, they are lighter and easier to modify. Best outboard by none is the 2001-2006 2 stroke mercury. Power to weight is extremely good, no shifter paddle, light motor super easy to work on, very reliable. I agree with avoiding carpet if river fishing is the main purpose, kiwi grip is easy to apply and perfect for a jon.


Edited by Alumacraft 14 (04/12/18 11:05 AM)

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#12713582 - 04/12/18 12:54 PM Re: Looking for a River Boat [Re: Heath419]
Heath419 Offline
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Thanks for the info Alumnacraft 14!

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