Congrats!!!! Don't forget batteries. Lithium are popular now due to less weight but VERY pricey. Some of those outboards take 2 to 5 batteries plus 2 for the trolling motor.Well that didn't take long! LOL. I ordered and put a down payment on a boat yesterday. What I ordered though might surprise you being I am coming out of a 16' Deep V with a nice large 88" Beam. I ordered a Tracker Grizzly 1648 and Trailer. That's it, just the hull, tiller style. No motor, no electronics, no wiring, not even a bilge pump. 16' with a 72" beam will work great for my needs and I am going to build it exactly how I want my boat to be. Other than the area where I have to sit to control the motor, the rest is going to be deck and storage, both of which I have been craving for since I've turned into mainly a bass chaser.
The spending continued today with a purchase of a Minn Kota Ultrex for the bow. I am still deciding on the power plant but I mentioned in my original post my frustration with powered lakes so I am making this boat 100% electric for flexibility. There is an electric outboard company, several to be honest but specifically, epropulsion, that I am trying to decide how much I want to spend. In short, if I want to go 6-7mph, I'm looking at spending just under $3k. If I want to go 15mph, $6k and then there are variations in-between as well as other considerations. I know that might sound pricey but I am working with proceeds from my boat sale so it is in the budget so to speak. I'll label this as TBD yet. Easy money (in comparison) is to swap a Minn Kota on the Transom for electric lakes and a 20-25hp gas for gas powered lakes. I do enjoy the tech stuff though so .........
I have a ton of parts to order yet but fortunately, they are not as pricey as the last 2 days and the main power plant.