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    Default When is the best time to buy a river boat? Je

    IE when are the most used boats for sale?

    Looking to buy a 16-20' flat bottom for use on Kenai, Su, Knik and Lower Talkeetna.

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    The best time to buy (lowest prices/ people not wanting to store/sit on them over winter) is in the fall/winter, although you will find the biggest # of boats available (higher prices) in the spring.


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    When you can test drive it.

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    when you can pay cash and have no payments

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cody77 View Post
    IE when are the most used boats for sale?

    Looking to buy a 16-20' flat bottom for use on Kenai, Su, Knik and Lower Talkeetna.
    How much you want to spend, between 52k and 39k, you can buy my boat, I'm going to upgrade to a big boat.

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    Not that much

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    There is some steals down here on Kenai legal boats right now, not many boats will do what you are looking for well because of the kenai HP restriction, but there are a few, Lowe and G3 make good ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by limon32 View Post
    There is some steals down here on Kenai legal boats right now, not many boats will do what you are looking for well because of the kenai HP restriction, but there are a few, Lowe and G3 make good ones.
    Pretty sure this would make a pretty good Kenai legal boat too.

    http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/st...m/&tab=4&tab=4

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cody77 View Post
    Su, Knik and Lower Talkeetna.
    Cletus beats these rivers hard...better stay away.
    "The North wind is cold no matter what direction it's blowing"

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    The best time to buy is when you know exactly what type of boat you want, you have cash in hand, and that boat is on the market at the price you want. Good deals are always available, but you need to know a good deal when you see one and be ready to jump on it. It may take 6-12 months of waiting and checking craigslist, want adds etc but good deals are not season specific and don't last long.
    Those that are successful in Alaska are those who are flexible, and allow the reality of life in Alaska to shape their dreams, vs. trying to force their dreams on the reality of Alaska.

    If you have a tenuous grasp of reality, Alaska is not for you.

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    Thanks Paul, makes sense.

    Cletus...er, I mean Danner I'll respond on the other thread. You're interrupting this conversation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cody77 View Post
    I'll respond on the other thread. You're interrupting this conversation.
    Just as you interrupted the other thread? Anyway. When I bought my boat I investigated many Clist ads. The best boat I found (for what I wanted and could afford) was the shortest listing; no pictures, details or specifics. I called the guy and it was a tricked out pony at a good price and in good condition. Search hard and deep and take your time.
    "The North wind is cold no matter what direction it's blowing"

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    I believe my brother is thinking about selling his Alaskan XL console steering 50hp high thrust motor, not sure of hours but less than 50 for sure.

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