I finally did it... Bought a boat!!

Discussion in 'Saltwater Fishing Forum' started by ILHG, Jan 17, 2018.

  1. wildmanyeah

    wildmanyeah Well-Known Member

    I also have cheaper insurance but my policy require me to winterize my boat from December to April. Also only covers items like rods/gear that are in a locked bow storage.
  2. saanauk

    saanauk Active Member

    Well I live down in the States ;)..insured through Anchor Marine in Seattle. The policy is called a “yacht” policy but my boat is clearly not a yacht. It allows me to have a policy coverage up to 75 miles offshore anywhere in the lower 48 States and Canada.
  3. NahmintPR

    NahmintPR New Member

    I sure like mine a lot... 10 years later.
    Let the fun begin!
  4. sir-vivor

    sir-vivor Well-Known Member

    Well .... Only thing I see bad about your new boat is "ITS GOT NO BLOOD ON IT !" HAHA !
    Enjoy and hope you geter really bloody this summer ...........
    ps Still a nice looking water sled even without the blood !
  5. Stizzla

    Stizzla Well-Known Member

    ILHG- have you started the break in process on that bad boy yet? You need to have it ready for our trip this summer.
  6. ILHG

    ILHG Well-Known Member

    Haven't done it yet. Going to ha e to wait until spring. All the water is frozen around here. Also I'm going to wait to pick it up until April.

    This has given me time to figure out how I want to set up the boat. Also a chance to try to save up some more cash to do it before it hits the chuck.

    I wish I could have pulled off getting a Evinrude G2 on it, then I wouldn't have to worry about the break in & first 20hr service.

    We need to get you up to Haida Gwaii so I can show you a good time.
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  7. Aridhol

    Aridhol Active Member

    I have an 18' sportsman, great boats. Not a tonne of frills but well made and tough. You're gonna love it!
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  8. Prairie Locked

    Prairie Locked Well-Known Member

    Are you saying you lack commitment to get it done? Frozen? Pppppffffft! Lol
  9. ILHG

    ILHG Well-Known Member

    Lol!!! Trust me as soon as I have enough open water I will be out there. Even if I only ha e 100' off shore open
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  10. Prairie Locked

    Prairie Locked Well-Known Member

    You and WaterWolf, he may need to go out as an ice breaker.
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  11. What a great looking boat.
  12. ronj

    ronj Active Member

    Hey ILHG.... not sure how to send PM... send me one if you can.... I just realized I live family close to you... also have a Hewes... I can help you with rigging big time...... contact me if you can.!
  13. What are you plans for equipping it. Sounder, kicker, rod holders, etc?
  14. ILHG

    ILHG Well-Known Member

    So far I have the following picked out & ordered. Still have lots to figure out, but I got this going for now.

    - Lowrance Elite 7 Ti c/w total scan
    - Standard Horizion GX1700 radio
    - 2 x Scotty 2116 HP Downriggers
    - 2 x Scotty stainless steel rocket launcher rod holders

    I still need a kicker also. Just need to wait until I get the funds to get one. I may need to do this season with just the main motor. Not ideal but better than nothing. Its crazy how much it is to equip the boat.. I will send some pics as it comes together. I had the fish finder & radio installed at the dealership. I will do the down riggers when I bring it home in April.
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  15. I just bought a fairly well equipped 2009 Boulton Sea Skiff, and I have still put over $1,000 in to it with new starter, IAC valve, surge brake and a bunch of other stuff. I guess there is a lot of truth tot he old BOAT acronym. I wouldn't trade it for nothing though. Cant wait to see it all come together. Do you come over to the island?
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  16. ronin2024

    ronin2024 New Member

    I bought my brand new 18' 2017 Falcon Kingfisher last fall. Love my boat but I definitely had my boat blinders on when I picked it up. When I went to pickup the boat and I found 5 small deficiencies with the boat. Which the dealer fix no problems. After installing all my goodies on it I noticed more deficiencies. Looking really closely at the hull I noticed two patches done. They were small but noticeable and the swim grid had a small gouge. Because it was a new boat I didn't think I would have had to look at it with I fine tooth comb. It doesn't bother me that the boat has those patch or the deficiencies it bothers me that the dealer didn't identify the problems before I picked up the boat.

    Next time I'll get my wife to look over the big purchase before I pick it up.:p She would have walked away and left me crying "I want my boat" LOL
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  17. ronin2024

    ronin2024 New Member

    Also I paid $600 for insurance from Intact Insurance
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  18. ILHG

    ILHG Well-Known Member

    Havent been to the island yet. That's the 2019 plan & will be spending a couple weeks there. This year I have 2 weeks booked in Haida Gwai which will be her maiden voyage to the salt.
  19. How do you get to Haida Gwai? I just looked it up and it looks amazing.
  20. ILHG

    ILHG Well-Known Member

    Typically I just took a charter into one of the lodges. However a couple years ago I booked a flight through Air Canada to Sandspit & spent a couple weeks with my family there. Best o do a VRBO.
    This time the family is flying in & I am driving to Rupert. From there im taking the boat across on a ferry.

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