So I am in the process of buying a waterfront house. I was thinking about getting a pontoon boat to keep in the water and have my bass boat stay in the garage for tournaments and other lakes. Keep in mind that the lake is small `200 acres. I am keeping an eye open for deals on pontoons as around here people want to get rid of them so they don't have to winterize. So I have the following questions:
Size of the boat? I want it big enough for entertaining but want to fish from it.
Trolling motor? Can I assume a 24 volt in the 65-70lb range is good. (I am not going to be fishing for long periods or crazy wind, mostly after work etc..) I also fish mostly offshore
I was thinking to look for one with an open bow versus the ones that have the rails up to the front.
I was going to get a 4 stroke.
What else should I look for or avoid?
If you were to do it over again what would you not go without or not spend $$ on.