Buying a boat(or not)

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Buying a boat(or not)

Post by ian1965 »

Hi all,
thinking of buying a Dejon 14ft boat in good nick with 30hp mariner.
Are they any good?

Ian



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Ian mate the 14ft dejon was the worst boat I have ever owned. Ok for calm weather in the estuaries or the cannel. You are just as well off buying a punt. Save your money my friend cos they are like a T in a piss pot.
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Well that answers that, cheers for info, and saving me money.

Ian

ps what should I look for and why!!!!!!!!!!

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You have 2 choices

Basically they are clinker built which is pretty steady but slow and doesn't require a big engine or

Cathedral hull which is fast due to it coming up on the plane but needs a larger engine to drive it but can roll about a bit in choppy water.

Orkney for the clinker built type or
Seahog for cathedrall hull type.

There are many others built similar to these two.

First I would decide on your buget then check out what is on the boat anchor depth sounder and suchlike, then the condition of the boat making sure that the boyancy tanks haven't been cut oped to be used for storage. the extras on a boat can cost as much as the boat itself.
Last but not least check out the trailer as the boat aint no good to you if the trailer is rotten
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Post by rabbi2 »

If the Dejon is called the Huntsman with a white hull and yellow cabin it was mine lol
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keith :D :D

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rabbi2 wrote:Ian mate the 14ft dejon was the worst boat I have ever owned. Ok for calm weather in the estuaries or the cannel. You are just as well off buying a punt. Save your money my friend cos they are like a T in a piss pot.
Cheers
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+1 on these observations. Certainly NOT a vessel I would advise for sea use.

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Post by ian1965 »

Hi the boat is a blue hull and white cuddy.
Thanx for advice..

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