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Buying a boat

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Ok, my wife finally gave me permission to buy my first boat. Well I / we came up with a 21' - 25' walkaround. I know there are many different makes with all the bells and whistles, but here is my question...

Has anyone ever put together there own package? Have you ordered the boat from one dealer, either in New York or another state, and bought the engines from somewhere else? Once I decide on the make and model, is it worht it to check out other states and go and get the boat and trailer it back here?

With the money I plan on spending, any money I can save would be worth it.

Thanks for any and all help. With any luck I might see the water by the end of October. And if not, look out 2003 !!!

"Remember the Heroes"

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From my experience you should try and get factory installed motor(s). Much cleaner job, then dealer install(s). Not sure if the headache of shopping around for a hull, then shopping for motors are actually going to pay off.

I'm sure you may/maynot know about the Tobay boat show this weekend, You may want to start there. Also over the winter you will have the Javits boat show.

It may seem over whelming but you are going to have to start finding a few makes you like or dislike and eliminate a few.

You are alos going to see some major price flucuation's between the sizes you have mentioned 21'-25', not to mention thousands of models. You may want to average out and start looking at 23's. Also try making a list of wants and needs.
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