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    So, I am in the market for a new boat. I am looking for something that I can hunt, fish, and just enjoy being on the water in. I'll hunt in rivers and bays. Need something big enough to carry at least 2 hunters and a dog, and associated gear. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duck Blind View Post
    So, I am in the market for a new boat. I am looking for something that I can hunt, fish, and just enjoy being on the water in. I'll hunt in rivers and bays. Need something big enough to carry at least 2 hunters and a dog, and associated gear. Thanks.

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    I would buy a Lund Alaskan. You can beat the hell out of it and it will last. The Alaskan is used by most guides in Canada.

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    Lund's are good.. Take a look at Duck Water Boats in Ohio... They have some nice rigs...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duck Blind View Post
    So, I am in the market for a new boat. I am looking for something that I can hunt, fish, and just enjoy being on the water in. I'll hunt in rivers and bays. Need something big enough to carry at least 2 hunters and a dog, and associated gear. Thanks.

    Brian
    I think a lot would depend upon the shallowest/deepest water you would hunt.

    Sorry, phone posted before I was done:

    anyway, there are a lot of places I would be able to go with my converted tracker aluminum bass boat that I wouldn't be able to take a standard v hull, and there's a lot of water I don't dare hunt with my tracker where a v hull would make me feel a lot safer....
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    I have a War Eagle that I have hunted out of for the last two seasons and fished from last summer and have been very happy with the ride, quality, and how it hunts. The only issue I have had was the cano material of the seats fades very quickly, but has held up well other than that.
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    Try looking into a gatortail.
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    You need about 5 boats.

    one for big water

    one for real big water

    one for shallow water

    one for real shallow water

    one for everything else...

    that should just about cover it...

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    I see you live in RI so propably hunt in the ocean the 20 ft Lund Alaskan is a good boat handles big water good and can go in shallow.I have the 20 alaskan with 90 suzuki very pleased have shot birds out of it and caught bass,lake trout and many salmon from it good boat for everything.I also have a flatbottom with a mud motor great for marshes but not best for big water if I would have only one boat the Alaskan would be it.

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    Go with the alaskan you will love it.

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    I can run in about foot water with the front trolling motor with the back one up.

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