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First Boat Purchase Help

Old 06-14-2019, 03:28 PM
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Default First Boat Purchase Help

The forums been super helpful already in trying to navigate purchasing my first boat. but would love any and all advice or thoughts you guys have on two boats I'm currently talking to the owner about.

I'm in the San Francisco Bay Area, looking for something to mostly fish the bay and the rivers, but something that can handle the ocean outside the gate for crabbing and rock fishing. My budgets right around $20k, so I'm looking at used and less popular models.

My favorite and the one I'm pursuing the most, a 24' 2002 Blue Water Sport Fisher

Second Favorite - a 23' 2002 Seaswirl Striper 2301 WA

If anyone has experience with these models or any thoughts on what I should be looking for any advice is greatly appreciated.
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Not sure of your first choice, but your second choice I would stay away from. Low quality boat
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I would be even more concerned about the power each had and how well maintained the owner kept the engine(s). Engines fail many times more than the boats they power.
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