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Home > Take Me Fishing Blog > March 2016 > Buying a New Boat
When buying a new boat, it's easy to go to a boat show and get swept up by all the different makes and models. At my first show I searched for boats in my price range and before I knew it I was looking at platforms more expensive than my house! Fail to plan, plan to fail, and nowadays I go in with a more focused approach. Some tips to find a boat that will treat you right.
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Tom Keer is an award-winning writer who lives on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. He is a columnist for the Upland Almanac, a Contributing Writer for Covey Rise magazine, a Contributing Editor for both Fly Rod and Reel and Fly Fish America, and a blogger for the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation’s Take Me Fishing program. Keer writes regularly for over a dozen outdoor magazines on topics related to fishing, hunting, boating, and other outdoor pursuits. When they are not fishing, Keer and his family hunt upland birds over their three English setters. His first book, a Fly Fishers Guide to the New England Coast was released in January 2011. Visit him at www.tomkeer.com or at www.thekeergroup.com.
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