Sometimes you have to get out of boating for a while, though in your heart you know you’ll be back someday. That’s how it was for Jim Lawlor.
“The attraction of boats is hard to describe,” says the 70-year-old retired Connecticut judge. “It’s not just the experience of being on the water; it’s the adventure of it all.”
When looking for a used boat, the local waters often help determine the size and type to go after. Take New Jersey’s coastal waters, inlets and Barnegat Bay. The near-shore waters and inlets can change quickly, and the waters in the bay are shallow and often choppy. Even the coastal waters can quickly change.
It’s amazing how much you can do with a small boat. Rick Davis and his wife, Lindsay, along with their 5-year-old daughter, Cate, certainly get enough fun per foot out of their Grady-White Tarpon 190.
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