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just bought my first boat yesterday  ;) 12' jon boat brand new trailer and i got 5 hp motor on the back the boat is the only thing not new its a 2005 crestliner so its not old.  I am excited and cant wait to get all the paperwork done and hit the water

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I'm really hopeing to have one for fall season if not ill get one next year. I am not gunna miss fish i could catch if i could just get to them.

Ive got one priced just gotta go fill out the papers.

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I keep telling myself, next year.  I have been saying that for about 3 years now.  Probably more like in a couple of years, but I am still holding out hope that next year will be the year.

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I'm so close its sick. If it wasnt for a family death and travel expense. Id be picking it up. Still might but, I cant afford a trolling motor for it haha since all that cash is now going for gas. Its a 07 alumacraft 1648 with a new shorland'r trailer.

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Got sick of the shore so I picked up a Tracker 1436 this summer. It is not the best boat, but it floats, has a good motor, and I have already grabbed a mess of fish with hit.

Presently adding a deck, lighting, bilge and  livewell to it. JUST about done.

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I keep telling myself, next year. I have been saying that for about 3 years now. Probably more like in a couple of years, but I am still holding out hope that next year will be the year.

Dude I did that for years!! Year after year id say next year. If your financially able just do it. I just happened to be at a dealership with a friend of mine to pick up a part for his boat and there she was just sitting there calling me. All clean...... shining sparkles glimmering in the sunlight. Went there to give a friend a ride and walked out with a Triton TR-186 man was my wife PO'd. ;D

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A man or woman needs a boat. It is Bibical. I can not do without a boat. It is so relaxing after working all week to go out and do the fishing thing. Not to mention to see what God created and enjoy it all. Yahoo let's go catch one.

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I just bought a 12 foot gamefisher and a trolling motor for 215$ and it beats the crap out of shore fishing.  I just put it in the back of the truck and drag it out onto a pvc roller.  

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I am 15, and have two.  And share two with my dad.  

I have 6 outboards, and dad has one complete one, and 2 parts motors.

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i only have 2 boats. one bass boat and one 14' V for pond hopping.

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All these guys saying that they have more then one... You lucky SOBs!!! I have 1 and can barely afford to fish!!!

-Nitroman ;)

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Best purchase I ever made.

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I have 2 boats. A fiberglass bass boat, and a 14ft aluminum boat. been thinking about selling the aluminum one though.

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After my father died 15 years ago and my mother and i sold his 1 year old stratos 264v i didn't fish from a boat,i did luck into a couple of very private(owner and son only fish)ponds that had no real bass pressure,5lb bass in a hour was a daily occurance until the father passed away and the son started letting(buddies)fish it and it went to hell real quick.I tried a couple of smaller boats,1436 war eagle,1544 weldcraft then bought my xpress but since the baby has come it has not been used since last october(need to crank it at least in a barrell of water)and has been used only twice last year and is a 08 model.So the point to this story i wanted it,i paid for it,now it sits and does'nt get used like it should and fear on trying to sell it knowing a bad lose will come even with a new smelling boat still! :-[

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All these guys saying that they have more then one... You lucky SOBs!!! I have 1 and can barely afford to fish!!!

-Nitroman ;)

Didn't say I can afford to fish.  At this age, I really need to choose one hobby or the other (boats, or fishing - not both).  I have just one bass rod because I go broke buying boat stuff.  Don't even have the cash for a few bags of soft plastics in a color that I actually use (got plenty in colors I don't - I "collect" fishing tackle - that is the only way I can convince myself that I haven't wasted so much money on stuff I use)  

Been doing a lot of elec. only fishing, as I can't afford to put 6 gallons of gas in the boat.  Of course, I found a heck of a deal on the outboard that I would really like on my main boat, and this weekend I may end up trying to sell off my other one, and use up every bit of cash that I had saved towards a tackle order to get that, although there isn't anything wrong with the motor on there now (except for the fact that it runs on liquid gold - and isn't the "ideal" motor for that boat)

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All these guys saying that they have more then one... You lucky SOBs!!! I have 1 and can barely afford to fish!!!

-Nitroman ;)

Didn't say I can afford to fish. At this age, I really need to choose one hobby or the other (boats, or fishing - not both). I have just one bass rod because I go broke buying boat stuff. Don't even have the cash for a few bags of soft plastics in a color that I actually use (got plenty in colors I don't - I "collect" fishing tackle - that is the only way I can convince myself that I haven't wasted so much money on stuff I use)

Been doing a lot of elec. only fishing, as I can't afford to put 6 gallons of gas in the boat. Of course, I found a heck of a deal on the outboard that I would really like on my main boat, and this weekend I may end up trying to sell off my other one, and use up every bit of cash that I had saved towards a tackle order to get that, although there isn't anything wrong with the motor on there now (except for the fact that it runs on liquid gold - and isn't the "ideal" motor for that boat)

LOL I am right with you!!! :o

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I change boats about once sometimes even twice a year.. keep finding bargains I cant pass up.. Ive had at least 30 boats in 20 yrs, sometimes I have 5 or 6 in the yard ..

right now Im down to one a 1986 Hydra-Sport Vee Star 150 w/90hp erude I have $500 in it so far and Im restoring this one new transom stringers and floor, new top cap paint, new upholstery, new carpet, etc etc .. I plan on keeping this one awhile .. but then again I say that on most of them lol

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nope. and i dont see myself getting one anytime soon.

id love to get a kayak though. something like a malibu mini-x. ive already told the fiance that im getting one when we move to NC depending how the lake scene is in our area.

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I had a stratos 201 f/s ,and a sea nymph fm 146 up to last year but had to sell when hard times set in.

The good news is a friend is going to give to me an old 14' jon boat that also was mine many many years ago, I just have to go get it!

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