Boat suggestions.

Jerry Daschofsky

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#17
The rapid roberts are almost the same thing. The boat above is an OLD model. The newer ones are built a bit more friendly. Of course they won't cut as well in the water, but it's the "trade off" between a good drift boat and powered boat. But it's workable, depending on what you get. The aluminum boat I had (it was a standard drift boat mind you) with LS 9.9hp ran like a champ, trolled nice, and did what I needed it too. Yeah, you get some sway, but any flat bottomed sled not on plane with main motor did same thing (I know mine did).
 
#20
You'll be here in time for the Puyallup Sportsman's Show and the Portland Sportsman's Show, both in January. Portland has a lot more. Might get some great ideas at these.
 

Jerry Daschofsky

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#25
I agree with going to the Portland show vs the Puyallup show. Love the Puyallup show, don't get me wrong, but the Portland show is A LOT bigger. Plus, getting close to the end of the show season (last show is Redmond for this circuit) so may get a better deal, especially if they have any on the floor. :)
 
#26
Sweet, I don't think Puyallup is too far - and I believe Portland is within a couple hours. I liked going to the ones here in AK for the same reason, you can usually get some smoking deals.
 
#27
Puyallup is a close neighbor to Auburn. The Portland show is right across the Columbia so you don't have to deal with Portland traffic. Plan to stay all day.