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Old 07-17-2012, 07:04 AM   #6
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I would go look at some of the boat shops. Even if you never go for a ride. Find out the largest boat you can haul and then see how 7-8 people would fit.

A 21' bow rider will be near your weight limit and might hold 7-8, but it will be crowded unless half are kids. I think your tow vehicle will drive your selection.

You can always do a little research online, most boat builders list their weights and capacities even for recent previous years. Don't forget to add the trailer weight.

There's a whole bunch of pontoon info in recent threads here, I never owned one so I can't add much, but they seem to be all the rage recently.

Another thing to try maybe a stroll down the Wolfeboro town docks. See some boats you like and ask questions, boat owners love to talk about and show off their boats. Don't ask for a ride, but some may offer a tour at dockside.
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