Gonna buy/build a duck boat for the upcoming season.
Wanted some advice from the guys who have boats built for duck hunting
This is gonna be used mainly for duck hunting. May be used at some times for fishing but it's main purpose is a duck boat for hunting areas like the coast as well as bigger water such as amistad and some major rivers in Texas. I'm torn as to what type of boat will be best for my needs.
Cost is a factor but not the end all be all.
My questions are these:
First off,should I buy new or used? I buy used trucks but don't want to inherit someone else's problem. I understand that buying used would normally yield a better deal
Secondly, I'm stumped as to what kind of boat. I really want a center console vs a tiller steer but the CC's typically come only in bigger models. For hunting bigger water, I need a bigger boat but I still want to be able to take it in the rivers. What size would be appropriate ? 16"? 17"?
Lastly, I've been looking at some different boat brands. Lowe makes a CC that looks ok called the roughneck that looks ok. Some more specialty boats like duck water http://www.duckwaterboats.com/Boats/Apache/apache.html
Intrigue me and I wonder for coast hunting if this would be the best option but draft is a concern due to the shallowness of bays and rivers
Need some help here guys. I appreciate any input