1974 Beachcraft Center Console 17''

Jan 13, 2012
I'm looking to purchase a 1974 beachcraft center console 17 footer. Are they good boats, and good for the river here in norfolk virginia. I'm not trying to go to the Baybridge Tunnel. I just want to fish the river comfortably. The boat in question needs some work. I'm paying $500 for the boat, trailer and 115 outboard. I'll have to install the gauges and everything. Looks like a pretty good project. I think the hull style is very good and should take the river well. Sometimes the river kicks up a bit. But nowhere near as bad as the bay. The bay can be as bad as being offshore very quickly. Please advise?