I think I have my boat :-)

Discussion in 'Boat Tips' started by glenc, Jun 16, 2006.

  1. glenc

    glenc New Member

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    I posted several months ago that I was looking for a boat. I found one and was about to buy it but a wrench got thrown in the mix due to us buying a house and needed the money for down payment. Well since thing have been saving a little at a time. (in the new house by the way right by the lake). I had $500 saved up. This morning before I left for work my wife comes up to me and tells me she got a $1000 bonus at work. She handed me $500 and said Happy Fathers Day :big_smile: So I called the old boy that had the boat I wanted and he still had it (he told me he would hold it for me. wasnt in a hurry to sell. wasning advertising). So anyways baring any major incidents I am going to pick it up next weekend. The boat is a 16ft aluminum deep V with a 55hp Johnson. It has a steering colum, two seats (one up front one at the colum) two pole holders, fish finder. Has flooring and power trim. Really nice fishing boat. Plain jane, no bells and whistles....but solid boat.
     
  2. 1sporticus

    1sporticus Active Member

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    Sounds like a good solid boat. One thing I have never heard of was a catfish complaining about what the guy who caught him, was fishing out of. LOL
    Andy
     

  3. crome

    crome New Member

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    congrats on the boat and the new house!
     
  4. Redd

    Redd New Member

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    Congratulations buddy. Seemed like forever before I got my first boat.

    -Red
     
  5. craigr

    craigr New Member

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    It sounds like a nice buy. Make sure you post some pics once you get it.

    craigr
     
  6. fat_fish55

    fat_fish55 New Member

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    yea i think you definatly got you a good deal for a boat with a 55 on it for only 1000 bucks
    id die if i found a used 55 hp motor alone for under 1000 for my boat :)
     
  7. glenc

    glenc New Member

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    I will definately post some pictures as soon as I get it.
     
  8. jdstraka

    jdstraka Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Im happy for you Glen. Good things happen for a reason! Hang on to the little Woman, Someone who gives you half of there Bonus Got to be number#1 in my book. Also thats a GOOD looking son you have there in your Aviator!!!! Good Luck and God bless. Bigcatman0816.:big_smile:
     
  9. heeler

    heeler New Member

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    Congradulations.Good things come to those who wait.
     
  10. flaboy

    flaboy New Member

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    congrats! sounds like you got a great deal and a great partner!
     
  11. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    Congratulations on your new boat bro! I have been wanting to buy a new boat for while myself. I have to run it through the boss(wife) first...wish me luck:roll_eyes: !
     
  12. TDawgNOk

    TDawgNOk Gathering Monitor (Instigator)

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    Glen, that sounds GREAT!!!!

    Congrats on gettin in the new house and finally gettin yer boat!!
     
  13. solomon

    solomon New Member

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    Say "Hey! I know a guy and his wife helped him buy a boat! What you think about that? Huh? Huh? Sound good?" :big_smile:

    Never know it might work. :roll_eyes: Didn't for me though. I had to just show up with one and make her go out in it. Now she's worried about that boat more than me. :eek:oooh:

    Congratulation on your boat Glen. Do you feel empowered now?
     
  14. glenc

    glenc New Member

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    Thanks guys....I definately have a good wife. She is very good to me. I gave up this very boat 4 months ago to buy the house we are in now. So that could have been part of the reason she did what she did.

    I will posts pics as soon as I pick it up and can get the pics developed

    God bless

    Glen
     
  15. RiverKing

    RiverKing Active Member

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    Congrats on your new boat and house, my boat is nothing special either, but i sure do love it
     
  16. Majesticman

    Majesticman New Member

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    Bud you have a good wife...... Don't let her go.

    Post those pics so we can see it.

    See you on the lake.
     
  17. solomon

    solomon New Member

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    Either way man you got you a goodun!:smile2:
     
  18. glenc

    glenc New Member

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    No doubt!!!:big_smile:
     
  19. shortshank

    shortshank New Member

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    Unfortunately not all of us can start at the top with everything just the way we want. I had Three used boats before I finally got the PeQuad. I changed the things I could to suit me and was darn glad to have each one in its own time. I still have 1 of those three original boats. Fix her up to suit yourself and get her wet! Thanks Ma, You can fish with Pa now, right in your own back yard looks like!
    Don
     
  20. FlatTopMartinD28

    FlatTopMartinD28 New Member

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    Congrats!!!! ~ To you & me (my first post).