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 Posted: Jun 24 2011, 04:16 PM
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I tell you what, a 10ft free jon boat is a real money pit. http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/NorthportTroller/Smileys%203/tease.gif
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I just use her for pond fishing and frog gigging.

I'm trying to buy a cheap aluminum jon boat (v-hull or flat) and then throw on a 7-10hp motor so I can throw her in the lake. It all depends on how much money my truck sucks outta me!


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 Posted: Jun 24 2011, 04:29 PM
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Cool man! Is that a work in progress project or or ya just rolling it like it is and fuggit? http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/NorthportTroller/Smileys/popcorn.gif



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 Posted: Jun 24 2011, 04:39 PM
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QUOTE (NorthportTroller @ Jun 24 2011, 12:32 PM)
Cool man! Is that a work in progress project or or ya just rolling it like it is and fuggit? http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/NorthportTroller/Smileys/popcorn.gif


I'm just rollin it like it is for now. The transom was rotted, so I knocked that out, sealed up some holes, and attached an anchor system using a brake rotor for my anchor.

That thing would be pretty weird with a motor on it, and I dont trust the boat too much.

I know a guy that has a 7hp Merc that he is selling for $75. And If I could drop around a hundred or so on a boat, I could handle that. I want the boat to be around 14ft.


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I would agree you would wnat something a little bigger and safer, with the higher sides. 14-16' is a good size. Cool starter boat though bro. I had a 14' Starcraft alum V with a 9.9 merc and it would get up on planne and run 18 mph top speed with an empty cooler, lol.


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QUOTE (NorthportTroller @ Jun 24 2011, 12:57 PM)
I would agree you would wnat something a little bigger and safer, with the higher sides. 14-16' is a good size. Cool starter boat though bro. I had a 14' Starcraft alum V with a 9.9 merc and it would get up on planne and run 18 mph top speed with an empty cooler, lol.



http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/NorthportTroller/Smileys/laugh.gif I hear ya. I'd like to get a bigger motor than a 7hp. Higher sides are mainly what I'm looking for. What do yall think is better in stability, a v-hull or a flat bottom? I'm thinking a semi-V would be ideal, but I've only got the experience with that boat. And the other boats we've had were bass boats, so stability wasn't a problem.


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QUOTE (LeadHead @ Jun 24 2011, 09:48 PM)



http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/NorthportTroller/Smileys/laugh.gif  I hear ya.  I'd like to get a bigger motor than a 7hp.  Higher sides are mainly what I'm looking for.  What do yall think is better in stability, a v-hull or a flat bottom?  I'm thinking a semi-V would be ideal, but I've only got the experience with that boat.  And the other boats we've had were bass boats, so stability wasn't a problem.

Can't go wrong with a V or Semi-V alumium boat hull.


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Just save up a couple grand a buy a decent boat on craigslist http://northporttroller.b1.jcink.com/biggrin.gif


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If you got a lot of shallow water to go through you might want a flat bottom, if not I would go with a V. http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/NorthportTroller/Smileys%203/boat1.gif


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