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What was your first boat? Mine was......

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Hey guys, I just wanted to see what ya'll had for a first fishing boat. Post pictures if ya got them.

My first boat was a 14' john boat with a 25 hp Evinrude. I bought a used peice of crap 28lb thrust trolling motor and made my own front deck on it out of plywood. I used left over house carpet to put in it, it was ugly but sure was comfortable haha!

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1957 Lonestar Commander that my dad bought 14 years ago for the small lake we live on... I restored it 3 summers ago, but sadly, I sold it to fund my first Fiberglass bass boat. :'(

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1998 16' champion with a evinrude 115 great boat bought my 06 zx 190 skeeter when i blew the evinrude new boat on lot was to much to resist. sorry no pics of old boat but new one is under show your ride

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Mine was a '50s something 12' Jon boat with a 3.5 horse motor. I stipped and painted it, added a trolling motor, pedistal seats, carpeted floor boards. It got the job done. Now I have a Nitro NX 750 with a 115. It gets the job done too but gets there a little bit faster and with a little more comfort.

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I wish I had some digital pics of my first boat. I bought it in 1994 and it was a 1979 Galaxy 20' cuddy with a Mercruiser 240 170hp I/O. I kept it in a slip 9 miles from the ocean and used to go out once or twice a week. That was my 1st saltwater fishing experience. I sold the boat a year later after I bought my first house and didn't get another until last year!

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12' aluminum jon with 30# Minn Kota.  I still use this when I have more than 4 hours to fish.  If less, out comes the kayak :D

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Since no one really gives a rat's butt about anyone else's first boat, mine was a 36' Cris Craft Jon Boat. It had a 2520 lb MinnKotorGuide TM on the bow, but I couldn't put a gas motor on it because of all the batteries needed for the TM. :D

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Since no one really gives a rat's butt about anyone else's first boat, mine was a 36' Cris Craft Jon Boat. It had a 2520 lb MinnKotorGuide TM on the bow, but I couldn't put a gas motor on it because of all the batteries needed for the TM. :D

Dam* That has to be about the largest jon boat I've ever heard of!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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Since no one really gives a rat's butt about anyone else's first boat, mine was a 36' Cris Craft Jon Boat. It had a 2520 lb MinnKotorGuide TM on the bow, but I couldn't put a gas motor on it because of all the batteries needed for the TM. :D

:;) ::) ::)

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I bought my first boat this spring, a 2000 Nitro 640LX with a 50hp Mercury.  After getting addicted to fishing, I see something much bigger/faster in my future.  :D

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Do you have a picture of the nitro? I've been looking at the 2008 models. They are slick!

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Nope Zell divorce took care of that  :D

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Ouch on the divorce Catt!

FFD: I went from the john boat to my champion with a 150 merc on it. When I full throttled that I had to let off of it at first because it scared me. haha, Now i want to go faster!

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17' Manatee

to

18' Lema

to

25 Grady-White

to

21' Steiger Craft

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along the way, for the freshwater, there was a

12' Lowe light duty (only weighed 72 lbs, great for exploring new water)

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to

14- Lowe mod v

to the current 2

12'- Ranger Comanche Z12  ;D

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15' Boston Whaler Rage Jet Proto-type (my most favorite yet.  More fun than a barrel of monkeys)

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and my future boat,...(get over to my site and buy a shirt, I WANT this bad boy!!! :D )

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Just got it this summer. Tracker topper 1436 (w/o the livewell). Got an 8 HP 4stroke outboard on there. It moves. In the process of adding some floor boards and seats to it now.

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Mine was a homemade flat bottomed plywood boat made by my Dad and I. I had to run to the bow to get it on plane.   ;D Both the boat and motor finally died. I have had a bunch of small aluminum boats since, but I traveled a lot in construction, so I never had a good one. So I've been looking for one since I retired.

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