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02-28-2012, 08:13 PM #1
Am I a pontoon hero or a complete Nut
I have got a pontoon and love to fish the rivers. The problem is I would love to fish from my front two seats. Now everyone knows that anchoring from the stern in current will sink a pontoon in two secs. cause of the flat surface at the rear face of the toons. Heres my idea, Can I cut the front points off an old toon lyeing around and weld them to the rear of mine turning the flat rear into points just like the front, thus allowing me to anchor from the rear just like now when I anchor from the front. Do I have something here or am I just NUTS. (also this idea woke me from a dead sleep)
02-28-2012, 10:55 PM #2
Sorry this should of went in the boat mod. forum. my bad
02-29-2012, 03:25 AM #3
Whats wrong with you fishing off the front of the boat with the anchor in the front? I have a deck boat (same set up on top as a toon) I have a front anchor and 8 rold holders up front-when me and a buddy fish off the front we have no problems with fish getting hung up on the anchor as long as you stand up to fight them.
02-29-2012, 02:56 PM #4
Ramon thats what I do in the lakes and works perfect. When Im fighting 15mph current in the river is when I cant do it that way. Now I do anchor off front and fish from front seats turned around backwards and fish kinda off the side but sure would be nice to fish the river from front unobstucted.
03-01-2012, 11:09 PM #5
you should be able to do it some of the older toons go out to a point in the rear, i have welded about 1 1/2 foot sections to the rear of toons to make them longer so they wouldnt sit as low in the water in the rear for people so dont know why you couldnt take a front and weld it on the back.
03-02-2012, 04:08 PM #6
03-02-2012, 04:38 PM #7
Do you have the high deck on the back of your pontoon boat or the walk-out back?
The best way to lay out a pontoon would be to but the passenger compartment towards the front with a hard-top enclosure that you can trailer with it up, and have the back open for fishing like a deep-sea boat. That's what I wanted to do with my Dad's pontoon but he didn't want to go to all of that re-construction. It sure is 5 times harder to anchor with those flat ends into the current. We tried lots of set-ups over the years, but our boat had the high sun deck at the back and it would have been a lot of modification to change. The jackpot with that setup is when you get a line or a rope around the prop and can't get to it!
We ended up getting a 2072 Grizzly which was easier for us to trailer through DC traffic and do the kind of fishing we do.
If you do weld ends on, be safe, I always remember being warned about welding a barrel or anything closed, KABOOM!
03-02-2012, 05:02 PM #8
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