new boat present

monoxidemonoxide Posts: 1,094 Officer
my dad got a new to him boat it is a 21 foot proline center console and i was thinking about getting him a present for the boat just not sure what to get him. he is gonna be using it to grouper fish i think and some other off shore fishing. what do you guys think? i was thinking about building a gaff or some thing like that. any ideas?
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  • sk018sk018 Posts: 2,670 Captain
    get him this http://www.anglersystems.com/suremarker.html if he likes to grouper fish and mark good bottom.... I am not associated with the company just bought a rod from the guy one time at a good price and good service... Or a nice large landing net or gaff like u mentioned, or even a nice cooler
  • swaptrexswaptrex Posts: 197 Officer
    You can never have too many coolers.
  • ScoutboatScoutboat Posts: 1,582 Captain
    Marine radio, GPS/sonar/plotter, a good gaff, goes on and on.
  • monoxidemonoxide Posts: 1,094 Officer
    i will prolly build him a gaff that way he can use it on both boats.

    i may use one of my big j hooks i use for shark fishing for a temp gaff or a decoration and i get to try out printing decals and applying them. never did that before.
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  • GamekillaGamekilla Posts: 461 Officer
    Spend some time with him on the boat and see what you guys need or what would be nice to have. It never ends.
  • monoxidemonoxide Posts: 1,094 Officer
    he hasnt got the new boat running yet. he got a 21 foot proline for like 3400 bucks. he has to fix the trailer and then have some one go over the motor. so its gonna be a while till that boat is done.
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  • designated_hitterdesignated_hitter Posts: 837 Officer
    Epirb
  • Mackeral SnatcherMackeral Snatcher Posts: 10,365 AG
    Epirb

    We have a winner!!
    Everything else is just "stuff",an Epirb could save his life.
    THERE SHOULD BE NO COMMERCIAL FISHING ALLOWED FOR ANY SPECIES THAT IS CONSIDERED OVERFISHED.
  • fish_stixfish_stix Posts: 1,234 Officer
    A bikini complete with contents!
  • monoxidemonoxide Posts: 1,094 Officer
    fish_stix wrote: »
    A bikini complete with contents!

    That's more of a present for me.


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  • Split ShotSplit Shot Posts: 6,095 Admiral
    a real custom gaff would be too kewl! If you can afford to throw in the epirb that would be nice, but that would be me. :-)
  • monoxidemonoxide Posts: 1,094 Officer
    the epirb may have to wait. right now im rebuilding all his rods. a gaff will prolly be next.
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  • nuclearfishnnuclearfishn Posts: 8,348 Admiral
    good sonar/gps. a must when grouper fishing! epirb alsoa good choice
  • monoxidemonoxide Posts: 1,094 Officer
    electronics will have to wait from me they are out of my budget.
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  • JimmytalkJimmytalk Posts: 587 Officer
    Epirb

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  • JimmytalkJimmytalk Posts: 587 Officer
    Or seatow membership

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  • Mango ManMango Man Posts: 10,987 AG
    monoxide wrote: »
    electronics will have to wait from me they are out of my budget.

    WHat does he have in the way of electronics for the boat? GPS? Bottom machine? Radio? Hand held? PLB?

    Where are you located?
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  • TailHunterTailHunter Posts: 333 Officer
    Epirb

    :thumbsup
    - Travis

    Shut Up and Fish

    "Common sense isn't as common as commonly thought." Me
    "The unprepared man goes into the game prepared to lose." Me
  • Native FloridianNative Floridian Posts: 702 Officer
    New set of matching dock lines and a good wreck anchor and rode.
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  • monoxidemonoxide Posts: 1,094 Officer
    all he has for electronis is a older lowrance on it. the old owner took every thing off. he said it prolly wont be till next year that boat hits the water to. there is a nice bit of stuff he has to go over on it and fix. he got a good deal on this boat so he isnt in a rush to get it in the water since he still has his little boat.
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  • FS DavidFS David Posts: 294 Deckhand
    I was going to say EPIRB but others already have, so I'll say PLB, less expensive, and an essential tool for offshore fishing.
    Great gift, one of those things that someone might have to give you if you're going to get it.

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