Well, I finally did it. Saved some money, sold my catfish canoe, and bought my first "real" boat. Special thanks to my good BOC brother River Scum for finding a sweet deal for me! Its a '69 Starcraft. 15 footer, fiberglass hull, stick steer (which should be interesting getting used to). It needs a little work but most of it minor. The small rear deck needs rebuilt and the carpet will have to be replaced. A little touch-up work to repair some scratches on the hull will be needed too. I was really looking for more of a river boat -- flatbottom & aluminum -- but for the price I couldn't pass it up. Plus, it will be a a really good boat for me to take the kids fishing in.