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Old 05-03-2019, 03:06 PM   #161 (permalink)
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Iíve never bought a new fishing boat. But I bought my Malibu new. And it spent a ton of time at the dealer the first two years.

Now a fishing boat isnít nearly as complicated, but Iíd still expect to work some bugs out. Plus have a ton of depreciation.

And any boat you buy today, including the Lund I posted, really should easily last another 15 years if it is well maintained.

Iím a bit biased on new vs used fishing boats right now. But guys like you keep guys like me in business. So we are both doing something right.


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Depreciation the first couple of years is pretty heavy. I know you don't believe in book values, but I did not buy my boat for much more than book value on a 2018 Lund Impact (mine is a 2019). I shopped around, haggled, got the maximum manufacturer's discount in January and didn't get a bunch of options that don't really add any value to a boat. I have no intention of selling any time soon anyway.

As far as a 17 year old boat lasting another 15 years... of course, but I'll bet it takes more $ to maintain it. The current Mercury 4 stroke is a proven motor. They had some bugs with it when it first came out (and most new motors seem to have a bug or two). I have said that I am a Spartan kind of guy, but a new boat does provide a bit more bling than a new one. My wife justified buying a new construction home because you can sit on a toilet no one has used before (unless the construction people used it). I can kind of see her point of view. Of course, you could also just get a new toilet seat, but it ain't the same... If I were to buy a boat cash, I would limit it to $20K and below. I financed my current boat, and my payment on it is barely a trip to the grocery store. Not gonna be poorer or richer with or without it, so it makes no difference. I could go on with other factors, but there's no need to keep justifying my choice vs someone else's...
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Old 05-08-2019, 11:53 AM   #162 (permalink)
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This one looks interesting. Like something you'd see in Alaska. Talk about a "full windshield!"


https://denver.craigslist.org/boa/d/...873829936.html
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I always wanted that type of boat. It needs more power for altitude though. A 150hp that thing would be a beast!
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Old 05-08-2019, 02:15 PM   #164 (permalink)
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This one looks interesting. Like something you'd see in Alaska. Talk about a "full windshield!"


https://denver.craigslist.org/boa/d/...873829936.html
Too small for me after having my 20 footer even here.
My 20 foot would be small in Alaska IMO.
One of these for Alaska?
http://www.nauticexpo.com/boat-manuf...oat-34813.html
Or https://www.alaskaboatbrokers.com/li...ail.php?id=302


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Old 05-08-2019, 06:27 PM   #165 (permalink)
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This is the best Alaska boat I know of. Proven to catch fish.....

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Old 05-08-2019, 06:42 PM   #166 (permalink)
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Is that a boat or a ship. Are you moored at the spit at Homer?
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Yeah thats a freekin ship.
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Redleader's boat?

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Redleader's boat?

No. Redleaders' Ship!
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Man, I need to get in the ship game. That's sweet.
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