My wife and I are thinking of buying a boat this fall or winter. We are thinking in terms of a flat bottom river boat with a jet outboard. Probly 18+ ft. Our reasoning is that hunting from the road system is turning into a zoo lately. We like to fish as well and want to take the kids up the rivers fishing in the summer and hunt the river system in south central as well.
I am looking for some pointers on what to look for in a used boat. Pitfalls that could cost me big? Any info would be greatly appreciated.