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    My FIL is buying me a boat

    Let me preface that by saying he wants to buy a boat, he has 2 picked out and he wants me to choose between the 2 because my wife and I are going to be the only people that use it.

    So, new 16 foot pontoon boat, both have 40hp out board, trolling motor up front, fish finder and 2 live wells.

    Only difference is one has swivel fishing chairs up front near the trolling motor and one has two swivel chars at the back and bench seats up front near the trolling motor.

    I’m leaning towards the first because: easier to operate the trolling motor.

    Both seat 7.

    Thoughts?

    Fishing off a pontoon boat?

    Free boat?

    Dedicated to a Texas lake, or other lakes not a bay boat.


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    It really boils down to which you're more comfortable with. I know most fishermen prefer to have a swivel seat near the trolling motor so they can get better control but ultimately it's up to you and your FIL.
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    I believe I'd want the swivel seats near the trolling motor. Not a regular thing but I've fished from a pontoon a few times and always from the front. However, I've never trolled from one. ...free is cool! ...still doin' the kayak?
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    I say hold out for a Bertram...........
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    You could also navigate a river pretty well with a pontoon boat. Not much draft -- good clearance underneath.

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    ...seems to me there was a li'l incident loadin' kayaks once......I believe that's still regarded as the worst maritime disaster to ever happen on land and ya' know......a lake is kinda' like a big water cooler......where's Noah when ya' need 'im?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kschilk View Post
    ...seems to me there was a li'l incident loadin' kayaks once......I believe that's still regarded as the worst maritime disaster to ever happen on land and ya' know......a lake is kinda' like a big water cooler......where's Noah when ya' need 'im?!
    Negative. The “incident” involved my FIL hitting a $100k dock attached to a $1 million house, messing up some trim and sailing away. All because I didn’t speak up “aren’t we approaching that dock quickly?”


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    First thing I thought of......





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    You FIL sounds like a peach of a fellow!!!!
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