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A boat, or a new rod and reel?

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So guys basically Ive spent about 30 hours laying tile floor in a basement for my moms friend, and she's paying me $10 an hour! ;D Not bad by any means for a 14 year old kid!

But me and my dad love to fish, but were really limited to where we can fish because we dont have a boat :-[ Basically we can only fish at 3-5 places, and were limited to only so much casting room.

So my question is, should i buy a nice brand new combo? Or should i buy a used Jon Boat off craigslist, ebay etc. ??? :-?

Edit: Almost everywhere near where we live has a boat launch!

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buy the boat. this way you and your dad can enjoy it together. You will probably catch more fish using the boat than a brand new combo.

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Boat

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A boat is definitely the way to go.  Like Redsyn said, that way you and your dad can take it out and really start catching the fish.   :)

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Get a 12' Jon boat with a 50lb thrust trolling motor. I find myself fishing smaller ponds in my jon boat than in my big boat most of the time.

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At 59 years old I vaguely remember the rod/reels I had at age 14 but I remember in vivid detail the fishing/hunting trips my Dad & I shared.

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No question about it, buy a boat.

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I agree with everybody else on this one. Buy a boat.

Even an inexpensive used canoe will get you into places you'd never reach from the shore, and won't require a trailer or pickup truck. I used to carry my 16' Mad River Explorer around on a Ford Escort.

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Thanks guys! I really want to get a boat but what size would be able to fit on top of a mini van? My dad had to sell his truck, when the gas prices where extremely high. So i dont want to get like a 15 footer, because i cannot afford a trailer.And also how much is it to register a boat in the State of Virginia? ( I only have to register if i use a motor of any sorts ) So would registering be worth a trolling motor? :-?

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Thanks guys! I really want to get a boat but what size would be able to fit on top of a mini van? My dad had to sell his truck, when the gas prices where extremely high. So i dont want to get like a 15 footer, because i cannot afford a trailer.And also how much is it to register a boat in the State of Virginia? ( I only have to register if i use a motor of any sorts ) So would registering be worth a trolling motor? :-?

I throw my 11' jon boat on top of my mom van all the time but depending on how much you got to spend you come across a good deal for boat and trailer ranging from $400 to $600. $27 for boat registration and title for anything under 16'.

http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/boating/registration/

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Thanks guys! I really want to get a boat but what size would be able to fit on top of a mini van? My dad had to sell his truck, when the gas prices where extremely high. So i dont want to get like a 15 footer, because i cannot afford a trailer.And also how much is it to register a boat in the State of Virginia? ( I only have to register if i use a motor of any sorts ) So would registering be worth a trolling motor? :-?

I throw my 11' jon boat on top of my mom van all the time but depending on how much you got to spend you come across a good deal for boat and trailer ranging from $400 to $600. $27 for boat registration and title for anything under 16'.

http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/boating/registration/

Ahh Thank you so much! I will be keeping my eyes peeled for any boat trailer combos  :) My moms van has a V6 so she can pull it ! ;D

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Thanks guys! I really want to get a boat but what size would be able to fit on top of a mini van? My dad had to sell his truck, when the gas prices where extremely high. So i dont want to get like a 15 footer, because i cannot afford a trailer.And also how much is it to register a boat in the State of Virginia? ( I only have to register if i use a motor of any sorts ) So would registering be worth a trolling motor? :-?

I throw my 11' jon boat on top of my mom van all the time but depending on how much you got to spend you come across a good deal for boat and trailer ranging from $400 to $600. $27 for boat registration and title for anything under 16'.

http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/boating/registration/

Ahh Thank you so much! I will be keeping my eyes peeled for any boat trailer combos :) My moms van has a V6 so she can pull it ! ;D

http://fredericksburg.craigslist.org/boa/1830169326.html deals like this. I'm sure this been sold already. I just checked and found it.

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