Free Boat

Discussion in 'Boating' started by handsomejack, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. handsomejack

    handsomejack New Member

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    20
    State:
    Ilinois
    Wife is buying
    If I was giving you an 1860 jon and you had your choice would it be jet or prop? Why, and where do you fish?
     
  2. motard1

    motard1 New Member

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    State:
    TEXAS
    PROP. I FISH BIG LAKES.
     

  3. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

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    5,444
    State:
    Henderson,Ky
    Unless you are fishing extremely shallow water I would go for the prop. It give you better fuel economy and utilizes your full horse power from your engine!!!
    Jets are great for "shallow" water rivers and lakes, but they suck gas like there is no tommorow!!!
     
  4. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    7,305
    State:
    Shelbyville, TN
    Sounds like a great deal. I would go with the prop
     
  5. Katmandeux

    Katmandeux New Member

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    1,618
    State:
    Checotah, Oklahoma
    I run a jet, and I love it, but I still vote prop.
     
  6. Skunk Master

    Skunk Master New Member

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    3,366
    State:
    Colinsville, Il
    A prop and when do I pick it up..
     
  7. Hoopie

    Hoopie New Member

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    818
    State:
    Ohio
    I run a jet because I have to for the water I fish. Plus its fun cruising across 6" of water about 50mph.
     
  8. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    4,404
    State:
    Little Rock, AR
    Prop. I don't have any trouble jumping stumps with a prop outboard, and I very seldom need to run in water shallow enough for the prop to hit bottom (just when getting close to shore).
     
  9. riverbud55

    riverbud55 Well-Known Member

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    2,932
    State:
    AZ Topock-/CA Riverside
    Name:
    Dale Miller
    If it were me I would go prop on a tunnel hull unless your running some really skinny water,I would think with a tunnel you could run in less then a foot of water, I have a jet on a 20' north river hull and you can watch the gas gage drop like no tomorrow but it runs in 8" of water not bad for 2500lb boat
     
  10. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

    Messages:
    14,592
    State:
    Illinois
    I would go with the Prop. I see you are from Illinois and close enough for me to pick that free boat up. :smile2: