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Fishing boats

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Updated: 4/18/2007 10:42 am Published: 4/18/2007 10:42 am

Fishing boats come in a number of styles including flats which have plenty of non skid surfaces, sport utilities used for quiet waters or brush covered coves and hi-performance off-shore fishing boats capable of holding triple 225 horsepower engines. If you're considering buying a fishing boat there are a few things you'll want to keep in mind. First, is the boat the right size for your needs? Do you have enough space for both passengers and gear? When you do find a boat that's in your size range, step aboard. Do you feel secure? The boat should feel solid, and not tip heavily from side to side. This is subjective – but it should feel right, if it doesn't, it's probably not the fishing boat for you. Some popular features you may want to consider include: a well, to keep your fish fresh in with recirculating water and a timer; a baitwell that's insulated and aerated; lockable storage compartments for your fishing equipment and electronic gear, and enough dry deck storage to meet your needs. Whatever options you choose, fishing boat's are one of the most economical and fun forms of recreation available.

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