Hope everyone is enjoying the holidays and staying warm. Gentleman, I have finally convinced the wife we need a boat. Or at least that I need a boat. My budget is around 4500. I fish the Wabash, White, and Will try the Ohio some. My question to you is what would be your minimum size boat and motor. I would love a 1860 but with my budget I doubt it will be possible. Maybe a 1654 would fit the bill with a 40 horse engine.