Hunting boat

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  1. woodsman92

    woodsman92 10 pointer

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    So may be posting in wrong section but is deer hunting related. I’m looking into possibly buying a boat for gaining access to more public land, but would also be used for some fishing in off season. Boat would need to be stable as it would see the main lake in a high traffic area. Not somewhere I’d take my little jon boat. And be a boat don’t care to drag a bloody deer into. Was thinking about something like a 16 foot Lowe or Lund. But I don’t know much about those kind of boats. Any advice or opinions would be appreciated
     
  2. Meatstick

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    If you think you need a 16, then get an 18
     
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  3. luvtohunt

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    Fella can find a running 16 foot bass tracker type boat for around 2-2500 most days. Aluminum so you don't have to worry too badly about scratching it up on the bank and what not. Throw a cheap tarp in one of the storage compartments and get at them.
     
  4. Feedman

    Feedman Cyber-Hunter

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    I agree on the bass tracker
     
  5. Tankt

    Tankt 12 pointer

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    My Tracker Grizzly is perfect for this. I get shad and catfish blood and guts all over it. Spray it out and good to go
     
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  6. woodsman92

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    That’s really the kind of boat I think I’d like to have. Most of the ones I’ve found run into a little more money than I’m really looking to spend. What size is yours? It pretty stable in rough water?
     
  7. CRFmxracer

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    Get a 20 if you plan to hunt or fish a lot on Kentucky Barkley or Cumberland
     
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    If you can find a 20 footer that is 72 wide that would be awesome. Super stable.
     
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  9. Tankt

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    1860 side console. Gave $6500 for it about 7 yrs ago...2011 model. Very stable
     
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  10. woodsman92

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    6500 with a motor?
     
  11. Tankt

    Tankt 12 pointer

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    I had a Grizzly 2072 and sold it. Very stable. Did not like pulling it bc of how wide it was and did not like how it maneuvered chasing jugs. Bought it for $6000

    Absolutely hated the center console
     
  12. Tankt

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    Yes. 1998 Mercury Force 90 hp
     
  13. woodsman92

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    Sounds like a deal. You take a good motorcycle for it? Haha
     
  14. Tankt

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    It's perfect for what I do. Sure I'd like to have a 4 stroke on it but no big deal
     
  15. Tankt

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    FYI.....found both of mine in Tennessee
     

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