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Discussion in 'Boating' started by germanmudfish, Jul 11, 2008.
be a good all around boat for cat chasing.
That boat could work, but I just don't know how stable it would be in rough water.
if money wasn't a major concearn i would like a blue wave. a big carolina skiff would also make a very nice catfish boat.
Man, money is always a concern especially now with a new teenager in the house. But, when there is a will there is a way. I'll look at those. The carolina skiff is a good boat, and sundance makes a skiff that is really awesome, better warranty to according to their ads. Thanks,
it takes a bigger motor to push a glass boat.
So true. I knew there was good advice out there. I may have an opportunity to get an 18 or 20 foot jon from a man I used to do some work for. It is stored in his back yard with a bunch of scrap metal, but would make a good project to keep me out of trouble.:smile2::smile2: How would a big jon do on the big water lakes?
it would do very good if it has a 20 inch transom on it. if it has a 15 inch transom it would be fair to good. the boat i fish has a 15 inch transom and i intend to fabricate a splash sheild to aid in bigger waves. a modified vee jon is much friendlier in the waves than a true flatbottom
i can tell you if you like to tinker that there is a lot of satisfaction in putting together a bout from scratch. i just invested 5200 bucks in a new boat , motor , carpet seats and all the goodies and put the package together my self . my dealer told me the day i took it back for him to see , that he could get 8200 out of it in the drop of a hat. ....... have a good weekend
Thank you slabmaster. I was not ignoring you, supper was served here at work and you gotta eat when its hot!!:big_smile::big_smile: You have a good weekend as well.
It looks like it would hand you your teeth in a DixieCup, and then go to work on your back.
Other than that, I love the look of flats boats.
These small skiffs, which is exactly what my Gheenoe is, aren't for everyone or all situations. One big advantage to them is their ability to 'run skinny' in shallow water.
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I tell you what, I got a 1860cc 90 h/p grizzly it does good on about all water except sand bars, loloooh:
NAH. Everything is in the way toward the back of the boat. Thats where I live. LOL!
you may want to take a look at the sea ark boats I have a friend that just got one not sure of the name but its 24 foot long and has a 200 hp. Yamaha on it looks like a great boat. if you want a flat bottom . I think they are a boc sponsor now to.
I have commerical flat bottom catfishing boat. Coustom made for a fisherman here on the Tn. river. It does not take to waves to good beat you to death. I am thinking about trying to put a V on it . But when the waves are that rough its hard to fish any way. I can get up in the boils at wheeler dam easy enougth.
If money is a concern, then why would you be thinking about a new boat, when you can find a good used one fairly easy, that are really cheap? If the boat itself is sound, and has a good motor it will last you for many years, no matter how old it is when you buy it. The good thing about having an old beater of a boat is if you beat the crap out of it, who cares.
for the input. Big Jon is probably the way for me to go. Thanks.
dang Rex, i wanna go fishin with you:big_smile: All my junk is junk:angry:
I can speak for myself, 1860cc grizzly with a 90 h/p mercury, Its great!
Runs great, seats 9, and still light enough for good fuel economy.
i want to go fish with you to John. we just gotta find time. i am on the trout like a chicken on a june bug right now.