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Myself and a younger friend got into fishing this past year, and the two of us would like to invest in a boat/kayak/canoe so we can get out on some of the lakes we've seen.

So far we've looked at angling kayaks and some different type small boats like the following:

http://www.basspro.com/Sun-Dolphin-Pro-102-Fishing-Boat/product/1312111130/?cmCat=CROSSSELL_PRODUCT

http://www.basspro.com/Sun-Dolphin-American-12-Jon-Boat/product/1312111128/?cmCat=CROSSSELL_PRODUCT

The issue is I don't own a truck so we would then need a trailer to haul a boat. At maximum I would say we could spend (together) a total of $2500-$3000 to get what we need (boat, trolling motor and trailer).

Any suggestions on where to look or what to look at investing in? We would be interested in making whatever we buy a small project to work on over the summer.
 

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Hi I am looking at a used 16 foot aluminum boat with 68" beam. The question I have is that wide enough for lakes around here. Wide enough to me means still stable and dry when wind picks up. The wider it is the more expensive plus more towing weight. Those are real considerations in my purchase decision. I intend to take it to Magaguadavic, Grand Falls flowage, Spednic etc. Anyone has gone through this and wished they have purchased boat with wider beam.
 

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I was on Magaguadavic last Monday and the wind came up over 25km/h. Not an especially pleasant trip. I have a 16 ft. Springbok, and at times had over 8 feet of boat in the air. Glad to get back to shore.
 
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