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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.