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PortHudsonPlaya
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Houston
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When did boat prices get so high?
Looking to get back into fishing. A 20ft bass boat these days are going for $50-$70K. Don't ever remember it being like that 10-15 years ago. Pair that with the newer truck prices and its getting pretty pricey.

Are enough people out there buying these? Always thought fishing was a poor mans hobby.


CHEDBALLZ
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re: When did boat prices get so high?
I couldnt afford a new one


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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: When did boat prices get so high?
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fishing was a poor man's hobby


Not any more hoss. Its as much of a showoffs hobby as anything these days.



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007mag
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re: When did boat prices get so high?
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When did boat prices get so high?

When they found out people would pay $400 for an icechest and a window sticker.


PillageUrVillage
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re: When did boat prices get so high?
That’s why I’m still fishing out of a 26 year old Ranger.

Edit: Shit, I guess it’s 27 years now. 1991 Ranger 361V. And still looks great.
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Spec1
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re: When did boat prices get so high?
Fishing out of a 10 year old express here I bought 3-1/2 years ago!
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Jack Daniel
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re: When did boat prices get so high?
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people would pay $400 for an icechest

Not us!!!
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lsupride87
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re: When did boat prices get so high?
Why do you think you need fiberglass?

My dad bought a brand new 20 ft aluminum boat with a 150 on the back for 21k last year with decks and everything . It goes 65 mph if you want it to

I truly don't understand laying 30k more for fiberglass around here
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FelicianaTigerfan
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re: When did boat prices get so high?
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My dad bought a brand new 20 ft aluminum boat with a 150 on the back for 17k last year.


That’s pretty damn cheap. I bought a new 17’ with 115 and it was Closer to 20k and that was 5-6 years ago


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WilsonPickett
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Member since Oct 2009
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re: When did boat prices get so high?
It's crazy! I had plans on upgrading my 09 Nautic Star 1910 soon but screw that prices are stupid high!


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Caddo
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re: When did boat prices get so high?
You can catch just as many fish in a Bass Tracker


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jimbeam
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Member since Oct 2011
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re: When did boat prices get so high?
About the time trucks became luxury vehicles, duck lease cost $35,000 and bro country appeared


But country is cool so.


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LSULEFTY
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re: When did boat prices get so high?
That's why I'm a kayaker! lol


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Dock Holiday
Member since Sep 2015
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re: When did boat prices get so high?
When lending companies decided it was a good idea to allow 10, and in some cases 15 year loans for boats, that's when.
Then boat builders realized they could put more bells and whistles, and luxury items in boats. That trickled down the engine companies, trollig motors, GPS, etc...
People could "buy" a boat with a note they can tolerate and the rest is history..


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rilesrick
Member since Mar 2015
4012 posts

re: When did boat prices get so high?
Unless u rollin in the dough and have 35 rods and reels with mono,flouro,braid,graphite,fiberglass,cranking,flipping sticks,frogging sticks,dropshot Rods,whopperploppers,football jigs,swim jigs,c rigs,chatterbaits,rattlebaits,jerkbaits,and of course a Jersey w your sponsors .......just get a used one from another pretender who figured out he didn’t need the boat you speak of to go brim fishing. Good luck
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Palo Gaucho
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re: When did boat prices get so high?
Looked at a $80k Ranger at the boat show. Insane


sparkinator
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re: When did boat prices get so high?
Image: https://goo.gl/images/m3frtu


I bought a tracker proteam 185 with a 90 for 2500 last year. Just look around for a good deal on a used one.

Image: http://www.louisianasportsman.com/classifieds/pics/p1364426916028321.jpg


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LSU Tiger Bob
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South
Member since Sep 2011
1972 posts

re: When did boat prices get so high?
The same reason 4 wheel drive trucks cost the earth.
To many dip shats, living in a sub-division, that own NO land, but wanna be seen as bad arse buy them. A farmer, cattleman, landowner who has a legitimate need has to mortgage his house to buy what he needs. Oh and then the sub-division drug store cowboys go out and buy big mud grip tires to look bad arse and ride the interstate. Except it really ain't funny!


PillageUrVillage
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Member since Mar 2011
8205 posts

re: When did boat prices get so high?
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To many dip shats, living in a sub-division, that own NO land, but wanna be seen as bad arse buy them.


And they’re financing them for 10 years to afford the note. Which adds to the problem. Cause it keeps sales up and prices don’t seem to stop increasing.

ETA: didn’t realize Doc Holiday already addressed this
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down time
Member since Oct 2013
373 posts

re: When did boat prices get so high?
I'm amazed at the number of 250-600k offshore center consoles that are sold

I can justify ridiculous purchases but can't even come close on those


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