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i'm a rookie fisherman and am looking into getting a small boat, one of them aluminum tubs i can pack on my truck and dont need a trailer for.
do i need a license for these?
where to buy?
etc.... any info is appreciated
the Doc....

Licences are mandatory for all powered crafts under 4m.

It will be mandatory for all powered watercraft operators to get a boating licence in 2009 (I think that is the deadline).
kokanee King

Bit'O' advice-- spend the extra $500.00 to $800.00 and get a trailer. Hauling the boat in and out the back of your truck gets old real quick and way more gear gets busted and lost.


thanks for the advice, my problem is i dont have an option of storing a trailer, the boat could go in the backyard but there is no access for the trailer.

i'm still undecided whats better
the Alu boat, a pontoon boat or even a flaoting tube?


What kinda fishing are you planning on doing, where would you be going? Would you go with some one else? Boats are good if you have some one to go with all the time but can be tough if your going alone alot. Kokanee king is right about the trailer saves alot of loading and unloading. A fly fisher might be good if your going to stick to small lakes they're light and stable in the water for about the same price as a good Pontoon. Add a 30lb elecrtic motor and your set. I have a small craft operators card but no one has ever asked to see it, YET.

i'll mainly be going to the bigger lakes and with a buddy, thats why i'm tending to the Alu boat, i was thinking of getting myself a lil tube for trips to smaller waters and single trips, no matter which way i look at it i can find pros and cons for either, but the Alu boat seems to be the most versatile, it would also allow for the wife to come for a ride
and totally agree with you on the trailer, but i can not store it


I have a 16ft coleman canoe for sale if your interested in that. $500 comes wit paddles seat cushion and a scotty rod holder. Excellent condition too.

not for me maybe, i really think i'll go with the Alu, but i have a buddy who is looking for one, would you mind sending some pics?
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