I live in Juneau and I'm looking to pick up a little skiff to do some fishing, crabbing and fooling around in. I have very little experience with boats, so I'm looking for something safe and reliable. Also don't want to buy something that's gonna cost a fortune to keep running. I've got a few boats that I'm going to look at this week and I'm hoping for some opinions/suggestions as to what I should ask the seller.
The boats are 1) 18' Bayrunner w/ a 48 hp Evinrude. Comes with a kicker, not sure what hp. Asking $4200 obo
2) Western Skiff (16' ?) with a Mercury Outboard. Not sure of the hp, but I do know that it is oil injected. Asking $3500 obo
Any and all advice will be very welcome. Thanks!