First time buyer info

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  1. Jalberto3767

    Jalberto3767 Well-Known Member

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    Good Afternoon,

    I am looking to purchase my first skiff to use in the bay with my 2 boys. As a possible first tie boat owner... what are some things I should look for before buying a skiff (on boat specific) and what are some things/issues I may possibly run into. Thanks in Advance
     
  2. Double Minor

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    Maybe just me, if I had the means, I would buy a new boat now and wouldn't need to upgrade later.
     
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    I would look for a 15 foot Gregor and a galv trailer, but a new motor 25-30 four stroke the hulls and trailers are 10,000 now ,should be able to pick up a good one for 2500. Then you have a reliable boat, lakes, sierras and bay, kelp .
    I had one they work out well nice for me, Mexico also, if you like to camp on the beach.
     
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    Ditto but I had a valco be sure you have good life vests, if you buy used make sure it doesn’t leak, pumps water good and doesn’t have any corrosion any where on the motor or boat and trailer. Take it for a trial run and use genuine name brand 2 stroke oil ie merc, Yamaha or johnson
     
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    Craig’s list has a 14’ gregor with trailer for sale. $1000. Good boats just for your info
     
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