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Hello everyone,  I'm a poor college student looking to buy my first boat.  I'm just looking for a 12 to 14 foot aluminium boat with a 10 to 20 horsepower outboard.  anyone know how much this may cost or where to look at some used boats for sale?  


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I'd love to sell my old car topped 12 ft. x 4' beam Sears Fiberglass boat (an original Sea Nymph pull).  All re-inforced West Systems epoxy with casting deck, depth finder and bow mount trolling motor/ transducer with 15 HP Gamefisher Outboard to someone like you who is just getting started.  I had it up for $750, now I'm asking $650 for the whole catastrophe including spare prop and so forth.  A lot of big bass and big stripers have found themselves in this boat.  Unfortunately since I am in Nevada we just live too distant.  

You ought to be able to find something comparable locally for about same money.  Make sure you take the big motor to good marine shop and have it checked out before laying down $$.  Tin boat, you might be looking at a lot of heliarc welding - check this out carefully. Old Trackers were notorious for popping rivets.  I saw one this summer,  2 bubbas sitting in one with water at the gunwhales, bilge pump squirting a stream of water and that was just at the launch ramp.  For tin boats heard some people coat them with Truck bed liner - supposed to make them quieter.

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