So, though I love to fish salt water bays, I live in Nashville. My fishing is out of my kayak on St George Island or St Joseph bay. Love it. But I am 63 and kayaking can get old. So, I'm thinking retirement will be here soon and health permitting, hopefully fish more. But I have been looking and learning on these forums for over a year and strongly considering my first and probably only boat. I do not fly fish and I will not pole. Prefer a center console that can get fairly skinny but may accommodate 1 or 2 others. Doubt I will head into the ocean since I am not experienced enough to feel comfortable. Value stability more than "dry ride" into bay chop. So I am interested in any thoughts out there...and I have been told to rent if I do not go enough but I like the idea of having my stuff. Lt 25 has gotten my interest but so have other skiffs. Any ideas would be appreciated.