Need some Jon Boat Help - anyone who knows a lot of jon boats

Discussion in 'Boat Tips' started by CatFighter, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. CatFighter

    CatFighter New Member

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    Okay, so I'm in the market for a jon boat, and found one for $250. He said it's a 14' jon boat, but he said the number on it is "1055."

    Now, usually, that "10" means it's a 10' boat, not a 14, am I right?

    Does anyone know of a jon boat that has been sold in recent years with a model number "1055?"



    . . . .the main reason I'm asking is b/c this guy is like an hour away and I don't want to drive over there if I'm looking at a 10' boat.

    he did say the bottom width was 32".


    Thanks for your help in advance!!
     
  2. Promaxx

    Promaxx New Member

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    A 14 footer 32 wide sounds fishy too me ,10 usally does mean 10 foot on the first numbers but that 55 sounds fishy too,I have heard of 1436,s before tell him to take a pic
     

  3. CatFighter

    CatFighter New Member

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    there are 1432's out there, but I was hoping for a 36". I know of a boat that's much closer that I may drive over to see this afternoon.
     
  4. Mark J

    Mark J New Member

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    Best thing to do is tell him to measure it and if he can't read a tape he better find someone who can because if you drive an hour to find out the boat aint 14' long he is going to tote a whoopin.
     
  5. CatFighter

    CatFighter New Member

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    Actually, that's not a bad idea. he didn't even know it was 32" until he taped it off on the phone. If I go to look at it, I'll ask him to check and make sure it's 14' before I drive down there.
     
  6. Mark J

    Mark J New Member

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    I work with a guy that has a 16x32 jon boat.
    Yea I'm laughing too.
    That boat aint no more 16 feet long then he is 16 feet tall.
    It's a 12 footer but he honestly thinks he has a 16 footer.

    Another fella that needs a tape measure.