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hi i would recommend a dell quay dory at just under 14 foot as they dont have a cuddy so have better visibillity for maneuvering around other river users at close qarters, the hull is foam filled and unsinkable, takes up to six people max 2-3 in comfort are fast with up to a 40hp engine but quite fast enough for fishing with 10 - 15 hp would reccomend an an auxiliary engine of 4hp they are ok for use inshore providing the sea is not too rough and you can get an enormous amount of gear in them, you can find them on ebay for around 500 quid do check the trailer wheel bearings, and condition of the winch strap.

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Post by Judgegeoff »

Hi Seasurfer,

Wanting to return to boat fishing, I joined a local fishing club that is mainly made up of boat owners and found that they have a wealth of knowledge and experience which they are more than willing to share. They get their boats checked out by the local Lifeboat who are the experts and will advise on all aspects of boat safety.

See if you have a similar club in your area, I'm sure that if there is one, it would be worth the membership fee. They would be able to give you advice about buying, maintaining and using a boat and will no doubt take you out so that you can experience fishing from a small boat before you buy. They may have good launching facilities etc.

They often go out in groups (safety in numbers) and have competitions throughout the year. Additionally, they also have a social side.

Good luck,

Geoff :) :) :)

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