Spartacus, thanks for the kind words.
Yes the boat I would like is a nice one. I've been looking for a bit now and played with a few smaller inflatable bottom and RIB units. My planned use is some fishing on lakes and ocean, and lots of two to three day boat access only camping with wife, two kids and a rather large German Shepherd.
The boats I've been in and played with, all seem to be somewhat lighter duty and flimsy compared to the Hurricane that I saw at the local stealer. I really don't want to buy something that will just do me and have to replace it in a year or two because I saved a few bucks. I'm much more inclined to buy the right boat and be happy with it for a longer time.
I've been looking around and it seems that I can get into a decent 22' Hurricane for about $17,000-$19,000 Canadian dollars with a 135HP on it, trailer included. Does that seem reasonable to you guys, or should I keep looking for a better deal? $20,000 is really the very top end of my budget and I'd prefer to spend a bit less for a boat that I can add value to rather than overpay for a turn key boat.
Originally Posted by spartacus
Welcome to the forum Paul. Nice boat choice especially for your first RIB!
Nice part of the world BC, especially the Sunshine Coast to Sechelt and Vancouver Island.