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Looking for a River Boat #12710621
04/10/18 02:02 PM
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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!

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Re: Looking for a River Boat [Re: Heath419] #12711285
04/11/18 12:19 AM
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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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Re: Looking for a River Boat [Re: Heath419] #12711873
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Good tips! Thanks Dawson!

Re: Looking for a River Boat [Re: Heath419] #12713448
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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.

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Re: Looking for a River Boat [Re: Heath419] #12713582
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Thanks for the info Alumnacraft 14!

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