I'm working with $5,900 and thinking of buying me a new all-welded Lowe Rougheck, Crestliner Jon or G3 boat. Then hunt down a motor and trlr on my own. Not sure if I'll go All welded or riveted but I would like to have some money left over after the purchase(s). I'm in no hurry to buy the first thing I see but the sooner the better. I'm needing the boat in these olive drab type colors because it will also be my duck boat. With my situation, it seems from looking around that it might be easier to find a motor by itself. Ideally, I'm thinking of a center or side console but that route will cost me extra for the rigging, etc...and might just stay with the tiller set-up.
My plan is to buy the welded boat, then search for a used trailer and hopefully that good used 4 stroke on my own. If anyone has bought their set up like I'm attempting, how long did it take you? thanks.