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Old 05-06-2004, 08:23 AM
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I want to get the wife driving our boats. She is to afraid to drive anything large so I want to get her something in the 16-18 foot range. So far the most interesting thing to me is a Donzi 16 or 18 footer. I am looking to spend about 7K tops. Anyone have any other suggestions for boats? I want it to be something stable and easy to drive.

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How about a pontoon boat. They are fun and easy to drive.
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How about buying a used rental boat from a marina with an outboard? This will allow her to not be concerned about dings and dents etc. You can usually pick them up really cheap.
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I guess that explains why she's with you

j/k.

A buddy of mine had a 20 formula that was a fun simple boat.
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I guess that explains why she's with you

NO that is why we have not done it in hmm let me break out my callender.... well a long time.... or was that the wedding cake..... Oh well I knew some jack ass would say that when I typed that LOL

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Check out the second one down. looks decent.

http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listi...rice=&toPrice=
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I would go with the Donzi, but your gonna spend a little more than you wished.

BUT, they are a cool boat that you could use also!!!
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The Donzi is a cool boat, but I think it sits a little too low/close to the water. You need to think like a woman and that means she will want a boat that has a little more freeboard so she will feel confident/safe if the waves are kicking up a little bit. Her confidence is what you need to build up--right????

Good luck and I think you have a great idea !!!!
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A good friend of mine has a 22' DCB... his wife didn't like the speed, and he was tired of hearing her *****... so he bought her a pontoon boat. Now he can go fast and she can get there when she gets there!!
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