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My Name Is Marisa And Im A 13 Year Old Girl That Loves To Fish . My Dream As Silly As It May Seem To Some Is To Be Able To Buy A cheap Aluminum Boat That Has A Cheap Trollin Motor On It At This Age . I Like Fishing At The Docks But Two Weeks Ago I Saw A Person My Age With There Dad With A Small Aluminum Boat With A Trollin Motor And It Just Gave Me An Idea That I Think Im Able To Try To Do Something like That Too ! Its A Project im Working On But Still I Have No Supplies That I Need To Do This . Well This Message Is Trully About If Any Of You Peolpe Know Or May Have A Small Aluminum Boat Or Trolling Motor That You Dont Use Anymore Or Is Just Taking Up Room In Your Yard Would You Please COnsider Selling It To Me For A Decent Price If So Please Reply ! (:

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Comment by Marisa Armendariz on April 30, 2011 at 9:04am

David:Haha Are You Sure About That Because I Think Arizona Is Pretty Fine As Well(: Ohh I Understand About The Boat And How Certain Ones Are Meant For Certain Waters .Your A Very Good Explainer !Yeah The Age Is Far But 53 Isn't All That Old . When You Hit 67 ... Haha . Yeah I Should Start off With Small Little Jobs Like That Instead Of Jumping To Like Working For Higher Things With More Pay I Guess Ill Have To Start Out Small With Small Money And Keep Going Till It Gets Enough !:)South Carolina Has A Record !? Dangg . See The Bluegill I Catch Are Never That Big !:( Most Not Even A Pound. The Only Reason I Enjoy Catching Them Is Because The Little Tug And Pull They Give I Call It *Thunder* Haha. Whats The Biggest Bluegill You've Ever Gotten ?hmm So Your Are An Air Planes Type Of Guy ? Dang Well I Wish You Luck With Your Success In Your Money !You Lived Down Here ?! What Made You Wanna Move All The Way Across The Country ? A dinghy Huhh :) I Like Those Little Boats . I Have Thrown The Idea Around Before But Isn't A dinghy A Blow Up ?:/ I Know If Thats All I Can Get I'll Be Happy With It I Just Dont Wanna Be In the Middle Of The Lake And Then *BAM* Im Going Down .:) Can A dinghy Handle Lake Havasu You Think ? @Keith:I Wish I Lived Where You Did ! How Many Boats Do You Have ? I Bet There Is Better Fishing Down There Then In Arizona Haha.

Comment by David, aka, "McScruff" on April 30, 2011 at 8:05am

South Carolina !? Dang Thats Pretty Far From Where I Live!"

Yeah we call it the Palmetto State... nothing can be finer than to be in Carolina!

 

"Wait But Why Can A 'V' Boat handle Lake Havasu And A John Boat Cant ? Cant Any Boat Handle Any Waters ?"

Well, yes. As long is it doesn't sink, you're alright. That makes sense, right?

But the way the boat's hull is shaped determines how well it "handles" different waters. "V" hulled boats with rounded 'chines' (the lower side edges) cut through the water best and take swells better. Think about the way ocean-going ships are shaped. See what I mean?

On a large body of water, like Lake Havasu, you'll get the wind blowing or a lot of boats on a busy day - and find some pretty big swells and waves because of it, true?

V-hulled boats cut through this kind of water, better, as opposed to riding over the tops of the waves and swells. Flat bottom boats, by comparison, ride high on the swell and wave tops and give you a rougher, more "tossed around" kind of ride.

 

"54 huh? Thats Pretty Far From My Age"

Yeah Im pretty old! ;-) But I used to be your age, too. It can be hard convincing people you can be trusted at that age... that's what people always want to know. Remember that.

So start with something small like cleaning houses, washing cars for people, dog walking.... stuff like that. Most people want to help a young person when they think they are trying to improve and work for themselves.

{{ as for wasting money on piercings or tattoos... well, you've already figured they 'aint doing squat for you, right?}}

 

"Do The Bluegill Hit Hard Over There In South Carolina ?"

Sure! Sunfishes of all kinds are scrappy fish and put up a good fight. Some of the worlds record sunfish have been caught in South Carolina, too. Big red ears and shellcrackers!

 

Whats the hobby You Get Your Money From ?

Some years, back I got into scale model and R/C airplanes. So far, those have paid me back almost enough money in re-selling to start looking for a boat. The metal detector I'm selling next should put me over the edge.

 

Wait, You've Been To Havasu Before ?!

Yes. I used to live in both Arizona and Southern California. I never spent a lot of time there, but I remember it.

 

How Much Are The 'V' Boats, If You Know ?

That depends on how many there are - its like Keith says, "supply and demand." Have you ever heard of that phrase? What it means is that were there are a lot of them, they will cost less. When no one has one, the price can climb. Usually, though, the V-hulls are a bit more because it takes more work to make them. If I were to guess, Id think a reliable, used one might go as high as $750-$1,000.

Jon boats tend to be less, though, and can be had in teen-girl sizes. V-hulls don't normally go under 12 feet, whereas jon boats can be had in 10' lengths.

 

Now here's another thought for you. I know Lake Havasu has a large sailing flotilla - sail boats, in other words. The big sail-boat sailors use a small service boat, called a "dinghy," to go back and forth to the boat when it is moored. There might be a few used dinghies hanging around Havasu. They're usually similar to a jon boat, so you want to stay off the big, open water with them. But they could get you in to the pockets of water where the bluegill are, and would be the perfect, manageable size for a teenage girl. Check into that.

 

 

Comment by Keith Ritter on April 29, 2011 at 7:11pm

I live in West TN. We have alot of water around . Lakes,rivers, ponds and bottoms. People use boats for fishing and hunting and recreation. There are a lot of boats and equipment around. A few years ago I bought a 13 foot Boston Whaler with a galvinized trailer 250 dollars. Its supply and demand I guess. 

Comment by Marisa Armendariz on April 29, 2011 at 11:34am
I Mean 53 not 54 (:
Comment by Marisa Armendariz on April 29, 2011 at 11:32am
South Carolia !? Dangg Thats Pretty Far From Where I Live .Wait But Why Can A 'V' Boat Handle Lake Havasu And A John Boat Cant ? Cant Any Boat Handle Any Waters ?No I Have No Job . Its Kinda Hard To Get A Job When Your Only 13 .To Many Ppl Think Your Immature Or Aren't Responsible Or Anything So I Just Gave Up The Whole Job thing For My Age .But I Waist My Money On Stupid Things When I Have It Like Piercings And Stuf lol But Im Going To Start Saving Just For A Little Aluminum .54 huh Thats Pretty Far From My Age But Its Okay Cuz I Like Having An Adult Telling Me A Bunch Of Tips (: Do The Bluegill Hit Hard Over There In South Carolina ? Whats the hobby You Get Your Money From ? Wait You've Been To Havasu Before ?! How Much A The 'V' Boats If You Know ?
Comment by David, aka, "McScruff" on April 28, 2011 at 5:30pm

Okay, you're funny. No, dont sell your room empty!

John boats are really shallow draft, with a wide, flat bottom. This means they float in only about 4" of water and are quite stable. They are good at getting into small rivers, shallow backwaters, swamps and places like that. This is good for South Carolina where I live.

The downside is they ride high on swells, and dont cut through the water, very well. So large waters like Lake Havasu can mean a rough ride in a john boat, especially when the wind or traffic swells are running high. For that you need boat with a "V" bow and some soft edges on the sides. That pic of your Dream Boat is exactly right. It is the right compromise for larger lakes, where you may also get into the shallow edge waters.

I'm 53 years old. I always spend the same hobby money, from one past time to another. I just sell off most of one, to pay for the next. So just keep working. Do you have any part time jobs, something like, that to help earn money?

Comment by Marisa Armendariz on April 28, 2011 at 5:12pm
Yeah I Know What You Mean David Its Hard But Im Not Gonna Give Up (: Imma Stick With It . How Old Are You ? A john Boat ? Hmm Are Those Nice Boats Cuz I Have Heard Alot About Them . I Wish I Had Tons Of Things To Sell But If I Sold What I Have And Didnt Get Enough Money My Room Would Be Empty Cuz I Dont Have Much Haha .
Comment by David, aka, "McScruff" on April 28, 2011 at 5:07pm

@Melissa - I do NOT have a boat, currently. I used to use my dads boats, but he got rid of them  a few years ago. I am in the middle of saving money to buy a small john boat of my own. I'm selling everything I can from other hobbies Ive had over the years to fund a boat. Model planes, guitars, metal detectors... you name it, I'm selling it. 

I know you may not have a lot of things to sell at 13 years old. But my point is to persevere and do what you must to realize your dream. You'll get there.

Comment by Marisa Armendariz on April 28, 2011 at 4:46pm

David: Thankss Im Checking Out The Site Asap ! I Appriciate Your Help ! (: David Do You Have A Boat ?

@Keith :Where Do You Live At ! Sounds Like A Good Time To Me ! How Many Boats Do You Have !? just Curious :)

 

Comment by David, aka, "McScruff" on April 27, 2011 at 8:43pm
@ Keith - man I need to move where you live!

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