6 reasons why you want a boat

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of studies have shown and many people know .That being with friend’s and family enjoying them in the great outdoor’s being closer to nature . That’s the best reason’s to buy your own boat. Spending time out on the water feeling the wind race over your body , your hat on back wards your sun glasses pressed a little tighter to your face. The giggle’s and laughter from the kid’s as your boat race’s over the surface of the water effortlessly. You don’t have to spend a load of cash to enjoy your weekend’s in summer. A tank of gas a little food for the day . Grab your fishing supplies,water ski’s and camera or what ever. The water and the great outdoor’s is your theme park for the weekend.

Boating is family
2=  If you’ve ever felt that the family is growing up and going in different direction’s. Your boat can help bring thing’s back together . When your spending time on your boat it’s all quality time. No matter if you’re
fishing, water  tubing, swimming, or just cruising, your
doing it together – as a family.

There’s no distraction’s on the open water, so you can
focus your attention on each other. You can share
stories, laugh, have conversations, or reconnect and
create all new memories together. Simply
put, a boat will make life much better.

      Boating help’s you to relax

3 =   Being on a boat make’s it easy to relax. There are no
faxes, computer’s, or interruption’s on a boat. You
have the open water, fresh air, the warm sun. A few hottie’s on the rock’s over there laying in the sun.  and
adventure that you won’t be able to find anywhere else.

       With a boat

a great get  away is all but a weekend
away. You may be a few miles from home in reality,
although you’ll feel like your a million miles away.

5=
Having fun on a boat.
the fun will never stop. There are always
things to do, places to see, fish to catch, and new
memories to create. Buying a boat is easy to do,
even if you are on a budget. If your ready to start a
new journey in life – a boat is something you and your
family simply must have.

New Or Used Boat
It’s similar to car’s and there’s a few pro’s and con’s to new and used boat’s. Even though there’s thousand’s  of used boat’s .
I think you should look at new boat’s first.  This way you’ll have an idea of what you are looking for. If you just start out looking for used boat’s you may not know what your looking for or spot the wreck’s that someone has tried to glue together. I’ve seen some real heap’s out there floating around and wondered what keep’s them afloat. junk boat

New Boat’s

With new boat’s, you’ll know all of it’s
history with the boat and the motor. If something
happen’s to go wrong, you’ll have a warranty to fall
back on.  So you don’t have to focus on restoring or
repairing your new boat. This way, you can get out
in the water now!

When you finance a new boat, you can usually get a
much better interest rate also. By shopping new
you’ll also get a better idea as to which type of
boat is best for you and your family. Just like a
car, the depreciation value is the highest in the
first season of use.

      Used boat’s
Used boat’s can be a great option, especially for
those who don’t know what they want to do with the
boat, or if you have a tight budget. Even though you
may be planning to buy a new boat to you, it’s always a
good idea to shop new one’s first.

Attending boat show’s are a great way to see the
boat’s that are out there. Helping you to get an idea
of what you want. You can look at the many used
boat’s that are there. Then narrow your list down as
to what type of used boat you prefer . Not to mention you’ll
be a little better at seeing a total hack job that someone tried to gob together.

Whether you plan to shop for your used boat online,
through the newspaper, or by visiting one of the local
boat dealership’s, make sure you get a marine survey
of the boat before you make the purchase. A marine
survey may be a bit expensive, although it’s money
well spent.

Often time’s, structural defect’s or mechanical
problem’s with used boat’s that weren’t cared for
properly will be quite difficult to detect. A marine
survey is similar to a home inspection.   The
surveyor will inspect every inch of the boat, from
the engine to the electrical system and the hull to
the steering wheel.

Depending on the result’s you receive, you can use the
result’s to get a lower price, or just stop the deal
altogether if the result’s are that bad. The marine
survey is the smartest way to buy a used boat, as
it can save you a lot of time, headache, and even
money – which make’s it well worth it.

Buying The Right Boat

If you are planning to buy a boat, you’ll first need
to evaluate what you plan to do with it. If your
primary purpose is fishing, then you’ll want to
look into boat’s that are designed primarily for
fishing.

If you happen to be a tournament fisherman, or hope
to be, then you probably wouldn’t be happy with a
boat less than a 150 HP motor and shorter than 19
feet in length. Those of you who plan to fish in
really deep water on a regular basis will probably
need a 200 HP motor and at least 20 feet of length.

If you don’t plan to tournament fish, but go after
bass fish instead, you’ll want a 17 – 18 foot boat
with at least a 115 HP motor. This way, you can
enjoy the lake or the river.

Those of you who like to fish for species may want
to look for a more versatile boat with plenty of
walking around room, higher sides, and a different
seating arrangement. This type of boat is ideal
for several people, even a trip out with your
wife and kid’s.

If you plan to fish on occasion, but not enough
to invest in a boat, you may want to look at a
fish and ski model. This is a hybrid boat, crossing
between a bass boat and pleasure boat, and can
easily serve your purpose.

Type’s Of Boat’s Available

There are many boat’s out there on the market, with
something for everyone. If you are new to boating,
selecting the right boat can be hard. There are
boat’s for every purpose on the water, all you have
to do is find the one for you.   

To help you in your quest, we’ll go over the several
kind’s of boat’s available. This way, you’ll know
the difference’s when you head out to buy one of
your own.

1. Vessel
The vessel is the most common name for a boat, as
it’s the description used or capable of being used
on the water. Basically, it’s another name used for
a boat or anything capable of being on the water.

2. Power boat
A power boat is any boat or vessel that’s propelled
by machinery. Fishing boats are great examples,
as they are powered by motors or engines.

3. Houseboat
A houseboat is fitted for use as a living vessel or
for leisurely cruising. Normally, a houseboat will
include living accomodations such as sleeping
quarters, kitchen facilities, and even a full bath.
The cruising models are normally propelled by
power.

4. Sailboat
A sailboat is any boat that’s under sail along with
no mechanical means of propulsion. The modern
sailboats range from one person boats to luxury
yachts that can accommodate several people. They
are divided into three basic types:

1. Day sailor – This is a small boat that’s
designed for comfortable sailing without sleeping
accommodations. It offers a roomy cockpit and can
also contain an outboard auxiliary engine as well.

2. Cruiser – Cruisers are medium sized or
large boats that contain a cabin with sleeping
quarters, toilet, food area, and usually an auxiliary
engine that’s built inside.

3. Racer – Racers are boats built for speed
and ease of handling – normally at the expense of
comfort.

5. Zodiac
The Zodiac brand of high performance aluminum boat’s
are some of the most popular in the entire boating
industry. These boats are constructed with a
conventional rigid hull with increased buoyancy and
stability. The deep V hulls offered by these boat’s
are made to take any weather. They are well known
for their prowess and are used all over the world
for commercial search and rescue operations.

6. Catamaran
These boat’s come with twin hull’s. They provide
safety, comfort, speed, and stability that’s
unmatched by single hulled boat’s. Popular with
boating, they offer you a new twist to hitting
the water.

The biggest part of the buying process is getting
what you can afford. Luckily, there are many new
boats available, giving you several that fit your
budget. If you prefer, you can shop and find a used
boat that fits both your needs and budget.

How To Test A Boat

If you think you’ve found the boat of your dream’s,and it make’s your little heart go pitter patter.
It’s time to test it. Testing your boat is more
than just taking it for a test drive around the
harbor. You should look at everything closely, as
a professional boat tester would.

Sometime’s, it can be hard to tell a top quality boat
from one that may have problems later on. To an
untrained eye, both can look good on the surface.
When you start to break everything down and give it
a careful inspection, you’ll be able to tell a great
boat from a not-so-great boat.

By opening up all door’s and access the hatch’s, you can
get great insight on the the construction of the
boat. You should also stick your head into the
anchor locker of any boat you are considering to
buy. If they’ve cut any corners you’ll normally
be able to see it here.

Looking into the anchor locker also lets you look
at the hull to deck joint. If there is light
coming from through, or if the fiberglass around
the joint can be seen through, it normally means
the boat has poor construction.

When you buy a boat, you should put it through a
rigorous visual inspection. It’s also equally
important to conduct a vigorous test on the water
as well. A private seller or dealer will
normally want to stack the deck, ensuring that
the boat will perform well.

Normally, this involve’s a near empty gas tank,
no gear or extra passenger’s, and keeping the
boat in sheltered water. Therefore, it’s up to
you to insist on a more realistic test. Think
of the test as an actual day out on the water,
and you’ll find out if the boat is indeed something
you should spend your money on.

During your sea trial , you should determine
if the boat perform’s well and meet’s all of your
expectation’s. You should determine if the boat
travel’s at the right speed’s, and whether or not it
is capable of doing everything that you plan to
do with it after you buy it.

During sea trial’s  you should put it
through all paces in open water.  Cutting wave’s at
all angles. If you plan to test a saltwater boat,
you should bring along a 5 gallon bucket and try
throwing some water on board. Any boat you plan
to use offshore should quickly shed water through
the scupper’s. Some boat’s will pool water in the
bow and drain slowly – which can be very dangerous
in rough water’s.

If a seller or dealer balk’s at the mention of any
request’s you have, simply find yourself another
dealer or another boat. There are plenty of great
quality boat’s available, ranging in prices. Make
sure to check everything very carefully before
you make any decision’s.

    Choosing The Right Engine

Choosing the engine (or propulsion system) for your
boat is very important. Both the weight and the
horsepower will have a major impact on the performance
of your boat. If you have a boat that’s under powered,
the engine will work twice as hard, giving you poor
performance.

Now, we will take a look at the motor’s available
for boat’s and vessels:

Outboard motor
An outboard motor is very popular and very useful on
small boat’s. These motor’s are very light, powerful,
and extremely quiet. Normally mounted on the transom
of a boat, there are boat’s available that offer a
motor well or even a bracket to mount the motor to.

The entire motor will swivel about, providing easy
steering as the turning propeller pushes the stern
about. Outboard motors come in many different sizes
and the horsepower can use different types of fuel.

 Stern drive
These motors are also known as I/O engines, and
normally heavier than outboard motors. Consisting
of an engine mounted inboard and a lower unit
attached to the transom, these motors offer power
and versatility. You can also tilt the motor up
and down to help provide boat trim while you cruise.

Inboard’s
On boats that are over 26 feet in length, these
motors are very popular. Similar to the stern drive
motor, the inboard motor is mounted inside the boat
towards the center, giving you good weight proportion.

Inboards connect directly to the transmission, then
on through the hull of the boat. Then, the shaft
is attached to a propeller which will turn and
propel the boat. The shaft is fixed and doesn’t
swivel around. Therefore, a rudder is mounted
behind the shaft and propeller to help deflect the
flow of water which provides your steering direction.

     Jet drive
Jet drive propulsion systems have a big advantage –
no propeller to cause damage or injury to those in
the water, including marine life. Normally, they
are inboard engines that will take in water that
flows through a pump, powered by an impeller.

Then, the water is discharged at a very high pressure
through a nozzle that will propel the boat. To
provide steering for the boat, the nozzle will
swivel. For personal watercraft, a jet drive is
the way to go.

Keep in mind that when power isn’t being applied,
jet driven boats will lose steering, as the stream
of water that propels the boat won’t be there.
Therefore, always keep any part of your body away
from the pump intake – and never operate these types
of boats in shallow water.

Good luck with your new boating adventures !