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Discussion in 'Boat Tips' started by head hunter, Dec 30, 2009.
Any suggestions on how to stabalize a 12 ft flat bottom that's only 48 inches wide ?? :confused2:
I often wondered that when I used to fish in a 12/48 in my younger days. I even thought of rigging up some outriggers to stabilize it. Never did though. It's tough fishin' out of a small, narrow boat. The younger you are the easier it is to fish out of a small boat. Older people need MORE room! :smile2:
BB in SC
i have a 14/48 and can't come close to turning it over.mine is real stable never had a problem.are you talkin about 48 across the floor,if so it should be stable.i fish three people out of mine regularly,all three can lean toward one side no problem,i'm not sayin' they can stand on the side,but they can lean over and watch the other play a fish or net a fish.if it's 48 in the floor and not grossly over weighted it should be pretty stable.
(48 at top) ,,,,MINES not bad for me by myself ,,until I stand up to wiz ,or get the front ancher, or wake from other boats. I mainly use it as a creek runner ,,and hit the bank somewhere..but would like to do some open water crappie jigging in the spring.
i have seen 6-10 inch pvc "pontoons" mounted on them before...oooh:
never had any problems in our 48 with stability though
yeah mine is 48 in the floor.like jeffro said,i've seen pontoons put on the before,using pvc.that would stabilize it.
Thanx guys ,,,,
Maybe I could make'm like air tanks ,crank about 400 psi into each ,with a pressure valve in the back ,,,yeah,,,save on gas.
foam filled...that way you can beat the hell out of them..high pressure trapped in pvc is a pipe bomb waiting to explode...:wink:lots of fun...loooong air hose...or solenoid valve....and long wire
thats a good idea
maybe putting a 1/2 treated plywood floor in it would help