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Boat for spearfishing?

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Jan 21, 2003
The boat club was a wise move. Pricy, but much less than buying a boat, especially in hassle and probably in price.
Mr. X

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Jul 14, 2005
An update to this. I ended up getting a boat membership. Although expensive, access to the boats was very good and the boats were very capable. The main issue was that no matter where we went visibility was absolute trash and I couldn't find any fish. Could not justify the cost, would rather shore dive and spend this money on charters or trips to better hunting grounds. Shot 3 fish this season from shore and 0 from the boat. New England is very different than California where at least could bag some surf perch every dive.
Funny, I told my wife today one of Miles' observations some years ago: when diving from shore, you tend to want to get out further where you assume the fish are but when you get a boat you try to get close to shore where you assume the fish are!

A spearfishing variation of the old adage about the grass always looking greener on the other side of the fence.

I was keen to get a boat early on but ended up getting a SOT kayak. It was fun but never really dived from it. I'm happy to dive from shore.
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