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Old 04-04-2019, 07:57 AM
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Yeah. I'm still undecided on what to get. I like the idea of having the creature comforts of a pontoon once I get to my favorite fishing hole. Mainly for the wife and kids. And getting there quickly. Unless you are prepared to spend upwards of 50-60k on a triple float pontoon that'll handle a 150hp+ engine, you are limited to a crawl across a lake taking an hour to get to your fishing hole. They have their place.

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Pretty much washing my hands of this thread but will throw this one last post your way...

http://www.pontoonforums.com/viewtop...210318#p210318
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I get what you're saying/trying to relay. There's no easy answer for me. Will a pontoon work on the lake I'm on? Sure it will. But I can pretty much kiss any chance of fishing different lakes goodbye as I can't physically launch and haul it out by myself every weekend. Organized boat launches are next to non existent up here. Even on the lake our camp is on. It's nothing more than a rocky beach. Which is my main reason for avoiding fiberglass boats.

I like the idea of the pontoon floor plan that would allow me more room to walk around and such but don't want to be married to just one body of water for the summer like so many other pontoons I see. I do have my eye on a couple of different 19ft boats with walk through windshields and 150hp engines. We shall see. I'm not 100% set on a particular one just yet.

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It's OK I love capitalism myself and even in Canada you're free to buy what you want even though it may be a poor choice. And have made a few poor choices myself a time or two. So you go on ahead and get what your heart desires and makes you feel ecstatic. And when the newness wears thin and the realism sinks in and your're posting about your frustrations and seeking symphony concerning a boat you're unable to enjoy because of your discomfort I'll be sitting back in silence knowing I tried to discourage you before you bought into it.
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Lol. Ok.

I'd keep the boat I have now. It's just too small and being a tiller I found it hard to operate being twisted around sideways. I'm ok in my dad's boat though. He's got an 18ft walkthrough windshield.

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Your Thread has piqued my interest. So, I've been looking at boats as well

How about this one.


A bit hard to trailer and launch but everything you need to stay aboard for months.
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Sweet. Maybe when the kids are older. Lol. No way could I handle being trapped on a sailboat with 6 kids.

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10 types of boats and boaters for consideration....

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