quote="jhiester"]Thank you all in advance for your help. I recently purchased a place in pot nets coveside and I am wondering about my boat options. I am a novice and would like to have a boat, since I am paying for a boat slip anyway. what is my best bet, a pontoon boat? a bayliner? or what? My family and I like to fish and I would like something I could take out into more open water such as the bay. Any help would be great! Thanks again, jeff[/quote]
By open water such as the bay, I'm assuming you want to fish in Delaware Bay or even the near shore ocean. If so, a pontoon is definitely out. For fishing those waters, you need something that is seaworthy and it should ideally have a V hull and be at least 18' in length.
If, on the other hand, you mean Indian River, Rehoboth Bay and similar inland bodies of water, then, for a family, nothing beats the roominess, comfort, and relatively low cost of operation of a pontoon boat.
BTW, you indicate that you already pay for a boat slip. Do you? Are you aware that boat-slip rent IS NOT included with your lot rent in the PotNets parks!