Jon boats- Is it a good boat platform?

Discussion in 'Boat Tips' started by slowjamcdub, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. slowjamcdub

    slowjamcdub New Member

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    are jon boats good to use and if so flat bed or stight wing??:tounge_out:
     
  2. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    Would totally depend on the waters you fish most.
    BB in SC
     

  3. catoon

    catoon Board Clown!

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    if you hittin small ponds and such one of them 2 man plastic boats will work it is more stable than a jon :cool2:
     
  4. catfishcraz

    catfishcraz New Member

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    I AGREE. IT DEPENDS WHERE YOU ARE FISHING AND WHAT TYPE OF WATER( LAKE, POND, RIVER). I HAVE A JONBOAT NOW AND MY WIFE FEELS MORE COMFORTABLE IN IT COMPARED TO THE V-HULL I USED TO HAVE. I NOTICED MORE DRAG IN A RIVER WHEN ANCHORED BUT FARELY STABLE, WITH A V-HULL IT WOULD CUT THROUGH MOVING WATER AND THAT MEANS WOULD NOT DRIFT SIDE TO SIDE AS MUCH AS YOU WOULD IN A JONBOAT. I DO MORE LAKE FISHING SO I AM MORE SATISFIED WITHA JONBOAT. CATFISHCRAZ!
     
  5. catfishcraz

    catfishcraz New Member

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    SORRY, DIDN'T REALIZE YOU ALSO ASKING ABOUT STIGHTWING. NOT FAMILIAR WITH THAT:embarassed:. I CAN ONLY GIVE MY OPINION UPON MY EXPERIENCE. GOOD LUCK.:0a22:
     
  6. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    <SORRY, DIDN'T REALIZE YOU ALSO ASKING ABOUT STIGHTWING. NOT FAMILIAR WITH THAT:embarassed:.>

    Never heard that term myself. I assume he was talking flat bottom vs. semi V.
    Bill in SC
     
  7. lendog

    lendog New Member

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    i had a 14 ft alum. pro-jon which was semi v and it was great for skinny water like the small river near me, as far as bigger lakes it would get a little choppy
     
  8. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    Jonboats are a great fishing platform because they're not as 'tippy' as a V-hull. On the other hand, a jonboat will jar the fillings out of your teeth when you're running through rough water. Everything's a tradeoff.