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Old 10-21-2020, 08:03 PM
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Howdy, I am looking for a canyon boat to run out of Rhode island/cape cod area. I am not certain on what to get i want something that has a cabin. 30k would be top of budget anyone have any ideas? Is this not fathomable? I was looking at the fountain 31 sport fish, a Grady white marlin 300 and a luhrs 250 open or luhrs 290 .Thank you. Also I am a mechanic so a re power or a project wouldn't be out of the picture.

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You may be a little low on your budget. I'm not sure I would run to the edge in a $30k boat. I'm not sure you can find something big enough, reliable enough, and with enough range at that price level. You might be good running south of BI or MTK and maybe to the northern edge of the Dump. Not sure about all the way to the edge though
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yes sir or mam. would 50 k open it more or no?
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This was just discussed on here

NE Canyon Boat


You said your a mechanic, that’s a good start when taking a boat well offshore.

There is a ton involved to safely do ‘canyon’ trips in New England
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thank you sir
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Isn't the run from RI to the nearest canyon (without stopping in Montauk) close to 100 nm each way?
If so, you are going to need a boat with at least a 300 nm range - not many boats (even diesels and four stroke outboards in the 30' size (or smaller) range possess that kind of range, and I would expect to see any of them in the $30k price range.
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Originally Posted by LI32 View Post
Isn't the run from RI to the nearest canyon (without stopping in Montauk) close to 100 nm each way?
If so, you are going to need a boat with at least a 300 nm range - not many boats (even diesels and four stroke outboards in the 30' size (or smaller) range possess that kind of range, and I would expect to see any of them in the $30k price range.
Yep, minimum. When hitting hydro or the nearby canyons it’s closer leaving from the cape.
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Probably better off staying inshore and saving up $$$. Maybe do a couple charters each summer. It's a good way to learn the game too.
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Yeah i was thinking something like that im only 17 i dont know if im legal too charter but could i go to the shipping lanes on that budget
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Only 17??? I like your enthusiasm. Take a boaters safety course, be safe
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$30k at 17?? Thats a healthy down payment on a cheap condo or house. Buy some real estate instead of a hole in the water to dump money into.

I know its not fun advice.....
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at 17 ( not even into college) i feel i shouldn't tie myself down to a condo. i am going to Daytona beach for college and im thinking ill enjoy my last bit here then bring my boat down there. and also a boat with a cabin could double as my housing

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at 17 ( not even into college) i feel i shouldnt tie myself down to a condo. i am going to dayona beach for college and im thinking ill enjoy my last bit here then bring my boat down there.
boat would be a hell of lot of fun with the college girls, but condo makes way more sense. Rent it out of extra income to pay it down. You’re condo when you graduate college will be worth 5% more, where as your boat will be worth 50% less
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at 17 ( not even into college) i feel i shouldnt tie myself down to a condo. i am going to dayona beach for college and im thinking ill enjoy my last bit here then bring my boat down there.
At under 30 with a boat I’m not an old guy talking to you I’ve been in similar situations and am speaking from recent experience. if you’re able to come up with $30k cash, buy real estate. Don’t play the game if “the markets got right now I’ll wait”. Trust me I’ve been waiting years after my divorce to “buy at the right time” and kick myself as things keep going up. Yes the boat will be fun and you’ll enjoy the hell out of it and make lots of memories, but you’ll be much happier if your money is working for you and you have a free boat in 5 years cause you invested that money into a rental property at your age. You’ll come out of college and be able to get a boat of your choice cash or close to it to do anything you’d want and be able to handle at 22-28ish. I know that’s not the fun thing but coming out of college with no loans, an awesome boat and a rental property Will set you up for the long haul. after you graduate college it’s a longgggg haul if you don’t plan right
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Don't listen to these guys! Sure 17 is pretty young. Ok I'll admit that might be too young to buy a boat. But definitely buy the boat before you get married. And buy all the offshore gear while your at it. It becomes harder to rationalize putting the cash into those things when you have 2 mortgages, 2 kids under the age of 5, 2 529s that you're throwing into, and no time to spend fishing! Maybe I'm in the minority here, but I'm extremely glad I bought the boat when I was young, before I had my properties and other investments, and my family.

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I bought my first boat brand new 1 week after I got hired out of college, 2003 21 hydrasport, never regretted it one bit.
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I'm also young, I'd say buy a smaller cheaper boat and invest the rest. Hell at 17 I had a beater whaler with a smokey 2 stroke, still tons of fun. If you really want to get offshore start hanging around docks and see if you can hitch a ride pitching in for gas/bait/ice or find a commercial guy who will let you work for free
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Life's short...
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How much fuel do you think a 30k canyon boat will burn?
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Just to make it clear this will not be my first boat i have been buying a selling boats sense i was 12 that is how i have been able to save my money up as well as working a job
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