Compromise, according to the veteran boat buyers, is the name of the game. You want a boat small enough to trail, yet big enough to accommodate the whole family. So you compromise on size, warily eyeing your wallet. You want a fast boat, but it must be economical on fuel. Compromise again, and so on, down a long list of options.
But if you’ll take a close look at the things you think are important, you’ll find that compromise involved is only in matters of either taste or suitability of the basic design to your purpose. If a man wants a fishin’ boat and his wife wants a cruiser, the result will be a compromise that may or may not really please either of them.
There is one area in which there should be no compromise –none—and it is here that you really find your Dreamboat.
Buy a boat with a soundly engineered fuel system, with well-installed electrical wiring “support systems” and you’ve got a good boat. Make sure the outboard motor isn’t over or under- powered for the boat and transom. It’s good engineering that makes a true dreamboat, as many a buyer has sadly learned when he bought on the basis of looks alone. The prettiest boat afloat isn’t worth anything and will be a headache when it starts to come apart; and when you find that you can’t get at the fuel tank to make the simplest repair, and when electricians are baffled by shorts they can’t seem to find in the bundle of wires aboard.
This is only an opinion but any boat that suits your basic boating purpose, but does so reliably without causing sudden pains in the pocketbook – and in this area there is no such word as compromise.
There’s a great deal more that makes a Dreamboat; Efficient arrangements for adequate drainage of weather decks, suitable scuppers or freeing ports in self-bailing cockpits or a working bilge pump; watertight hatches on the bow deck.
The ultimate Dreamboat is one that provides safe boating, and is wisely assembled. TASK MARINE, LLC can maintain your Dreamboat economically and keep your boat in good condition from the start.
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