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treeslayer2003

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im thinking of buying a flat bottom Jon boat. where we will use it only has soft launchs.
i would rather have a 14' but if its just me and the youngun i can see us having trouble. i am reluctant to get a 12 as far as room and stability. talk to me about flat bottom boats y'all have and what you think. what would you get different.
 

Mike from Miami

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Are you going to build your own? You should build your own.


Epoxy fiberglass plywood composite will be lighter and stronger than aluminum.
 

treeslayer2003

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Are you going to build your own? You should build your own.


Epoxy fiberglass plywood composite will be lighter and stronger than aluminum.
no, not going through all that. hard enough to make time to fish.
 

Majorpayne

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im thinking of buying a flat bottom Jon boat. where we will use it only has soft launchs.
i would rather have a 14' but if its just me and the youngun i can see us having trouble. i am reluctant to get a 12 as far as room and stability. talk to me about flat bottom boats y'all have and what you think. what would you get different.
How big of a place are you going to use it?
 

treeslayer2003

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14' al Jon boat should be lite enough..................unless you raised a pussy.
at 14 he ain't afraid of any thing. but he is on the small side as far as most of us go. hes about 5.4 and slim.
of course that could change radically by this spring.
i am leaning toward a standard 14............though that double wide looks nice.
 

Paincow

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most are using kayaks there. i ain't fukin with no damn kayak.
I kinda prefer the kayak due to the costume guys not bothering you in one. A guy gave me a 14' jon boat for powerwashing his house a couple years ago. Evidently maryland considers people born before 1974 to automatically be an expert boater. But people born after 74 have to take a boater safety course. This is age discrimination. Maybe i'll take the test, but so far it's just not worth it. Waste the money on the test& they'll still want to interact with you.
 

treeslayer2003

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I kinda prefer the kayak due to the costume guys not bothering you in one. A guy gave me a 14' jon boat for powerwashing his house a couple years ago. Evidently maryland considers people born before 1974 to automatically be an expert boater. But people born after 74 have to take a boater safety course. This is age discrimination. Maybe i'll take the test, but so far it's just not worth it. Waste the money on the test& they'll still want to interact with you.
float her on across.
 

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at 14 he ain't afraid of any thing. but he is on the small side as far as most of us go. hes about 5.4 and slim.
of course that could change radically by this spring.
i am leaning toward a standard 14............though that double wide looks nice.
Pullin chokers should put some meat on him.
 

treeslayer2003

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well them posts are 3' apart so that ain't happening. boat ramps it is.
got my eye on a lowe big jon. it has no center seat or bench. i'd like one of those aluminum box seat mount deals like a crappie special. can't seem to find one any where. wheres that tommy boy one and two thirds with his magical search engine? btw, alot of boats over his way......
 

greendohn

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"tinboats.net" might be worth reading thru, should be plenty of info.
I'm a canoe guy, always will be, for the fishing I do and the waters around here.
Have had a couple John boats, from 10' to 12 foot, flat bottom.(too small)
A 12" with v-bottom or semi v would be the smallest I'd fool with...nothing less than 48" wide.
The 2 man Plastic "Bass Buggy" was a good one for calm waters, used it for several years, went with a trailer so I could keep the batteries and trolling motors on deck, hook it up and go. Of course it was "ramp launch" only.
I just had one follow me home not long ago. It was free, prolly park it on a pond not far from here.