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Thread: Beginner Boat - "Jon Boats"
07-21-2012, 01:06 PM #21
In my opinion a jon boat is the perfect starter boat, especially if your on a budget.
You want a minimum of 14 feet and as wide as you can get, all welded, with ribs on the bottom that go way up the sides.
I fished a lot out of a 1440 express with my wife and two kids.
07-21-2012, 01:39 PM #22
Think wide more than long...
Works better with little ones, they can double up better on one bench and much more stable with movement sittlng still. Iagree Jon's with a large front deck are about useless for me in a Cat boat. Friend has a 12' superwide and it does well with him and two kids and sometimes Mom. Just be realisitic with any boat on type of water it will take safely.
Doug S.If your too busy to Fish, your'e too busy: Jed Clampett
07-21-2012, 09:31 PM #23
Just a thought . Go to wooden boats .com forum and look up lumber yard skiffs or long point skiffs .
07-24-2012, 08:56 AM #24
just keep an eye on clist,i bought 3 boats in the last 6 mos.from there and i got them for half of there value,my bowfishing boat is a tracker 1648 with a 30hp johnson i got for 1800,gutted it out,puta huge raised alliminum deck 8 150 watt hps,then i bought a 16ft.v hull with trailer for 200,added a 25hp johnson ss for 400 and good to go,then i bought a 17 ft thracker deep v with a 40 hp merc for 2000,those good deals are out there just got to have cash and be able to jump on them when they come up for sale.....
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