Well let me start by saying that the boat I use is my brother in laws. I can use it pretty much whenever I choose. Its an 18' river john with a 65hp motor, however, its not mine:sad2:. I have been talking with my fiance about gettting my own, I told her that I didnt need anything fancy just a medium size john with a running motor. Now remember she doest fish at all. Yesterday we were driving and saw a very nice newer if not new challenger i think it is, could be wrong, bass boat and she said "now that I would go out on". So the purchase plans have changed. She wants to pay off a few credit cards, which wont take long, and buy a very nice larger bass boat that she can sunbathe on while I fish:roll_eyes: and that we can use for other recreation as well. So my spending just a couple thousand on a small john boat just exploded into shopping for my dream boat( cough, cough, her dream boat). So if any of you have suggestions on a midrange boat that fits these purposes let me know. We will be buying a used one and trying(key word) to stay under $10,000, I figured boats are like cars and you get more if you buy used, usually. Anyway just figured I would share my excitement with you all.