New fisherman Frank
Should I buy this boat?
Tight lines Keith
1. I have 16 ft alumacraft modified v hull that I have taken on Wissota, The Chippewa Flowage, and the Turtle Flambeau flowage numerous times. Yes, I was limited some days to smaller lakes, but who the heck wants to be in the middle of lake Wissota with 3 foot waves trying to fish.
2. The right boat for you is one that will work every time you go out, and has a dependable motor. If you get something that is bigger, but older and problematic, you will be quickly soured on fishing. I would rather take my 30 year old small boat out and know it works every time, than have something that is going to be a pain and never be trustworthy. My brother in law bought a nice tiller boat with an old Merc. had lots of issues, traded the merc for a Honda 4 strike, had lots more issues, and sold his boat. Has hardly fished since then.
3. Buy the motor, the boat is just a tub to sit in. The motor is half to 3/4 the total cost of the rig. Choose the one that seems right, you can always move it t a new boat.
4. Choose a boat that fits your fishing style. Like to cast and move, a transom mount trolling motor and tiller is probably not the best. Like to bobber fish, troll, or anchor and cast, the boat in the picture will work fine.