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Should I Get A Boat?  

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Ask my wife and she flat out says no. I have had 5 Boats. nothing wrong with them just not what I consider the perfect Boat. My wife says I catch plenty fish for us and I can walk in as far as hunting.

We have two places one on the Niangua River the other on Truman Lake. Since August I've had bad arthritis in my Back, Right Arm and Right Leg. Pain is so bad I need to stand every so often in a Boat. I'm wanting a Boat I can Gig with in the River and one I can Catfish and Crappie Fish in the Lake. Plus wanting one to take in hunting Deer and Turkey at the Lake, figure it will be easier to get close and getting Game out. So the Boat would be used year round.

Thinking 16/48 Aluminum Jon. Thinking Jet Drive Prop would work but thinking while I'm at it I might as well get Jet or I will be kicking myself if I don't. $3,000 or less.

I had a 18/60, it to me was just too Big my wife says it would have worked just as good as the 16/48. Seen a Pontoon Boat For Sale she says that is what we need can walk around and BBQ so really with her a Boat isn't totally out but a Pontoon is just too much.

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I say, sell the ones you aren't using and buy one that you will.  

Or sell them all and forget it.  No sense in paying property tax on a boat that never gets used.

A 1648 is a "do it all" boat, it can do river or lake duty, and if it turns out you don't love it then it's easy to sell.

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I have a 648 ldsv war eagle. Use almost exclusively for ducks. 40 Honda on a jack plate. Drafts and handles great. 

If I ever replace, it will be a 1754 for a little more stability fishing and 3 fat guy wide seats 

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6 minutes ago, fishinwrench said:

I say, sell the ones you aren't using and buy one that you will.  

Or sell them all and forget it.  No sense in paying property tax on a boat that never gets used.

A 1648 is a "do it all" boat, it can do river or lake duty, and if it turns out you don't love it then it's easy to sell.

Well I no longer have any Boats this is one reason my wife says no. I told her I could sell some Firearms and get a Boat. She says no because you will just want to rebuy the Firearms.

Seems after 35 years she knows me.

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What you need to do is start hanging out at the bar, coming home drunk every other night and pissing on the furniture.  Then when she comes at you with the fire poker you tell her that if you had a boat you'd have something better to do with your free time.   Then maybe y'all could spend some quality time together thumbing through the classifieds.

Make it into an intervention.

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5 minutes ago, Basfis said:

I have a 648 ldsv war eagle. Use almost exclusively for ducks. 40 Honda on a jack plate. Drafts and handles great. 

If I ever replace, it will be a 1754 for a little more stability fishing and 3 fat guy wide seats 

LOL I had a 12 foot Jon and it was real fun out on Truman Lake Cat Fishing. My wife says a 12 Footer was just fine.

 

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6 minutes ago, fishinwrench said:

What you need to do is start hanging out at the bar, coming home drunk every other night and pissing on the furniture.  Then when she comes at you with the fire poker you tell her that if you had a boat you'd have something better to do with your free time.   Then maybe y'all could spend some quality time together thumbing through the classifieds.

Make it into an intervention.

Use to pee in the Front Room but back then I ran around with my buddy.

She says fine I won't give you any money. We got enough together to get Everclear, got some ice and Coke plus Free Beer at a Party. I came home more messed up than I ever had. She said that was the last time she ever lets me leave the house with no money and I didn't tell her about the friendly woman.

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