Thursday, December 13, 2012

Thinking About Selling My Boat

The area I live in is pretty poor for fishing or boating.  Both of the larger lakes within an hour and a half drive are way low, to the point you cannot get a boat on them this fall.  The smaller lakes and ponds are really low as well. 

I was only able to get my boat out on 2 occasion's this last year.  I'm starting to wonder if it is worth having a boat here. 

It has crossed my mind to take my boat up north to Dad's or down South to Oklahoma City.  Both are quite a ways away though.  I bought a camper and would love to be able to go camping and fishing this spring and summer, but there is nowhere close to do that.  It's at least a 2 1/2 hour drive to get to anywhere that has enough water.

Dad is thinking of buying a pontoon for when we go up there to fish and camp with them so I won't need my boat up there anyway. 

Really, a smaller boat that I can throw on top of the explorer would be more of what I need around here unless Canton lake fills up this spring.  I'm tired of paying 100's of dollars every year, to keep a boat, hoping that Canton will be usable. 

We just aren't getting any moisture to keep the few lakes we have full.

I decided that I am not going to be fishing the BFL's this year so I can do some more camping with my family.  It would be great to have my boat when we do that, but then we need a second pulling vehicle.  The cost of that is also driving me to think of selling.

It may be time to sell my boat.  Maybe things will change by spring.  If not, I will haul my boat up North to my parents to sell it.  They live around a lot of good fishing and I think I could get more money out of it and a quicker sell.


  1. Have you finalized your decision about selling your boat? If you’re having a hard time selling your boat, you can list it over the Internet. There are sites that offer listings for boats to get good buyers. They can also help you with the exporting process, if your buyer lives in another country.
    Mark Brown

  2. No final decisions yet. I really want to keep it, but it does no good, except for being a nice place to sit, if we don't have water around here. I'll probably use Nextech Classifieds and Craigslist if I decide to sell it.

  3. So, did you end up keeping or selling it in the end? I agree that it’s really hard to decide whether to keep it or otherwise. Especially if you've already had some unforgettable fishing adventures with it. It seems you can still enjoy fishing even if you don't have it anymore. So in the end, it really depends if things picked up around your area soon after.

    Kent Garner @ Whites Marine Center

  4. I listed the boat originally. I had a guy say he was coming to look at it. He didn't come so I kept it.