Boat for ark river

Discussion in 'KANSAS RIVERS TALK' started by stubhub, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. stubhub

    stubhub New Member

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    If i were to get a boat for the ark river, what should i look for and get? Probably used, but i've no idea what to get, ark river from wichita to oxford probably, and something i could use in lakes too
    flat bottom, john boat, pelicans, vbottoms, any help is appreciated
     
  2. rush_60

    rush_60 New Member

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    I haven't been on the ark but I think it has some shallow spots. If thats the case then I would stick to smaller boats that you can drag if you need too. dont forget the square back canoes too.
     

  3. unclebuncle

    unclebuncle New Member

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    Humboldt,K
    When I lived in Florida we had a tunnel boat that would go in 6 inches of water,should work on Ark too.
     
  4. smhmc6

    smhmc6 Member

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    I'd say a flat bottom jon boat. Thats what I have and I've used it on the Arkansas River down around Ark City. Its got 9.8 hp outboard on it. I've actually been meaning to get it cleaned up and ready to sell for months, just haven't had an opportunity. How much are you wanting to spend:wink:?
     
  5. stubhub

    stubhub New Member

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    i dunno if i'm ready yet, but i might be interested, how long is it?
     
  6. smhmc6

    smhmc6 Member

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    Its a 14 footer. Its fairly new, I bought it 2 or 3 years ago so I think it was a 2007 model. I put a new motor on it the following year and used it maybe an average of once a weekend or less during that fishing season. This year its been in my garage all year, thats why I want to get rid of it.