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Old 01-21-07, 07:46 PM   #1
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I am looking for a small jon boat or Basstender - like boat for fishing a small lake, about 5 acres in size. If anyone has one please post here. Thanks.
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Old 01-21-07, 10:26 PM   #2
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hey tb,you should look in the local classifieds or the iwanta,they have lots of good stuff every now and then.
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Old 01-21-07, 10:30 PM   #3
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I am searching classifieds every day, but what is iwanta?
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Old 01-21-07, 10:40 PM   #4
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iwanta is like a local thing,i forgot.

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Old 01-21-07, 11:03 PM   #5
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ok, thanks anyways.
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Old 01-21-07, 11:09 PM   #6
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Try going to your neighbors that have a boat that you would like, and that they don't use. Ask if they would sell it to you. If you find someone, you have a good chance of it being a lot cheaper than people that know the price they want for their boat.
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Old 01-21-07, 11:19 PM   #7
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thanks, there is this one aluminum boat that has sat on a deck for as long as I have lived here, which is 2 years. I am just wondering If a aluminum boat would be good. its about 8 feet long. Could I trick it out or something?
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Old 01-21-07, 11:35 PM   #8
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it would be real unstable probably,talk to flyrod,he has given me some good advice.
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Old 01-21-07, 11:37 PM   #9
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yea thats what im thinking. maybe I could put some outriggers like on chris's conoe. The People who live there are really old, so They arent gonna be using it so I could probably get it for a good price, maybe free. Thanks for the Idea island, i would never of thought of that! Il lask next time im out fishing.
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I have asked a few times for free. I missed one opportunity. I am pretty sure somebody moved and left there boat to the new owners. My friend and I would have left it at his grandma's lake or something. My theory was that if I could get one for free, how could I go wrong.
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Old 01-21-07, 11:48 PM   #11
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I like have never talkingto these people, so i dont want to offend them or anything... I guess ill just go up and offer to buy the boat i guess...
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I would go up to there door knock (usually with fishing rods because I saw the boat when I was fishing) nd...
"Hi"
"I have noticed the boat you have in your backyard, and was wondering if you still used it."
Depending on the response...
"I would love to have it if you don't use it or I would be willing to buy it from you." or just "I would be willing to buy it from you."

I don't know about asking for it for free. I never got that far. That is tough. Go with the flow of the conversation.

Good luck!

P.S. Aluminum boats are less stable than other kinds, but they still work pretty well. The benefit is that they are lighter. If it is free or cheap, I would get it. Just thought you might want to see what similar boats cost for a refence. A new 10' Tracker jon boat is $419, a 9 foot pond prowler is $590, and an 8 foot pond prowler is $520. You also have to factor in battery, which I got at BPS for $35-$40, and trolling motor, probably at least $95 new.
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Old 01-22-07, 12:32 AM   #13
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Bps has a nice 30/30 trolling motor for 100$.
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If you wait for a sale, they can be a little cheaper. I forgot to mention... you might want to add a clamp on seat. Check BPS for that too. I know my friend has them. I will ask him how he likes them.
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Texas, I will sell you the hardware dor a clamp on seat, so you just ahve to buy a seat, and maybe a swivel if you want.
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Old 01-22-07, 07:21 PM   #16
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I would go up to there door knock (usually with fishing rods because I saw the boat when I was fishing) nd...
"Hi"
"I have noticed the boat you have in your backyard, and was wondering if you still used it."
Depending on the response...
"I would love to have it if you don't use it or I would be willing to buy it from you." or just "I would be willing to buy it from you."

I don't know about asking for it for free. I never got that far. That is tough. Go with the flow of the conversation.

Good luck!

P.S. Aluminum boats are less stable than other kinds, but they still work pretty well. The benefit is that they are lighter. If it is free or cheap, I would get it. Just thought you might want to see what similar boats cost for a refence. A new 10' Tracker jon boat is $419, a 9 foot pond prowler is $590, and an 8 foot pond prowler is $520. You also have to factor in battery, which I got at BPS for $35-$40, and trolling motor, probably at least $95 new.
thanks, sounds good to me. Vabass, i will consider that, how much?

Guys, I know next to nothing about putting seats and stuff on boats, so bare with me
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Old 01-23-07, 04:10 PM   #17
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Basshunter came out with a small boat 8'-9' with seats. I have one and with a twenty pound thrust trolling motor (thats right I said twenty) they move pretty good. I can fish a small lake in first gear in about 6 hrs. This motor has five speeds. If you can find one they are pretty cheap compared to other boats of the same size. Basshunter boats are listed on the computor.
Granted, mine cost $200.00 but that was on a clearance sale.
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The pond prowler comes with seats. In the pond prowler, wires run through the boat, the motor is in the front, and the battery is in the back. It involves a plug. If you decide on that, I will give you the

You will probably want a swivel if you get a boat without them, but you can always add that later. The clamp will clamp the new seat to the factory jon boat seat. There are ways to mount the trolling motor in the front of a jon boat too. If you get one, or want to know, I can give you more details on that too.
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thanks, but im pretty sure ill be using this boat for now... i dont want to get ahead of myself here, i dont even have it yet lol. I will post on here once I am sure i will be able to do this stuff. any other sugestions are welcome, as i am a idiot when it comes to boats lol.
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Old 01-30-07, 09:28 PM   #20
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I got a canoe I'll let go for two hundred. But its in memphis.

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I got a canoe I'll let go for two hundred. But its in memphis.
yea, sorry thats too far for me. Thanks though.
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Old 01-31-07, 01:06 AM   #22
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What's your price range...ebay?!? Shipping would probably cost more then the boat though...worth a shot though.

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