Question for the Hive Mind about a raft for sale
Hi, folks, I'd love your opinion. My friends and I are fly fishers. Haven't been able to afford a sweet new, big raft and frame, so haven't bought. Today I see in town a Maxxon (?) 14' raft and good-looking fishing frame, and a good-condition trailer, for $4K. Raft looks in pretty decent shape. But I'm definitely not a savvy boat buyer.
Thoughts? We wouldn't be running serious whitewater. We'd be fishing with it; taking kids on rides; maybe doing overnighters on mellower rivers; etc.
From what I can tell, Maxxon is a low-tier brand, glued not welded, generally lower life-span.
Is this a terrible bet? Or decent buy, for maybe $500 less? Or?
Thanks for any opinions.