I finally bought me a used center console fishing boat. No more mixing the family pontoon with fishing!!! LOL!! It is a 1979 McKee Craft 18 footer with a 200hp Mercury 1994 model motor on the back. The engine was recently rebuilt and has about 20 hours, it came with a brand new 40lb. Minn Kota trolling motor, a depthfinder, and 8 driftmaster rod holders, a 20 gallon bait tank, bimini top, and the trailer. My first boat was bougt brand new and I swore I would never buy a brand new boat because of the mark-up. The down side is that I have the personal "break-in period" with the used one where I am nervous about everything!!! LOL!! I took it out with the owner before I bought it and it ran fine. Last night the wife and I took it out and did it the hard way. We did EVERYTHING you should NOT do with a new boat!! We took an unfamiliar boat out on unfamiliar water at night!! LOL!! Launch was good, and it cranked up on the first turn of the key. IT DID NOT SINK!!! We stopped and fished a while, and the wife laned the boats first fish!! A nice 6 pound channel. When we decided to change locations it would not crank. I realized I probably flooded the engine out when I shut it down right after slowing down, and it was then that I realized that the throttle was different than the one I am accustomed to on my pontoon and I could not figure out how to throttle it up out of gear. Finally I realized what that metal lever was for and it cranked right up. Anyway, enough with my excitement. Does anyone know anything about these Mckee Crafts? I have heard they are good boats and along the same line as the Boston Whalers. Is 200hp too much power on an 18 foot boat? After being in a pontoon that needs 5000hp to do 17mph, cruising at 30 mph at 4000 rpms seems NUTS!!! Feedback is welcome!!