JRammit

Jon Boat Makeover

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Took a break from lure making to fix a leak in my boat... Ended up re-doing the whole thing

Its a 12/32 made by Sears in 1979... My uncle bought it from a scrap yard and gave it to me 5 years ago... Small boat, not very stable (Unc actually fell out of it once

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Thanks Bob

Its about perfect for the waters i fish... 20-40 acre "lakes".. All public, moderate pressure (rarely see more than 3 or 4 other boats there).......... But some day id like a real boat for the real lakes... Im sure im missing out on some big bass!

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Here she is out of the shop... Ready to fish soon as that sticker hits my mailbox!

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I went for a boat ride in Phuket. The guy had 3x Mercury 250cc o/b motors strapped to the back - I think I would feel much safer in yours :)

 

Dave

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Its not verry fast... But it has 2 seats now, let me know when ur flight lands

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7 hours ago, Chuck Young said:

How muck Flex Tape did you use?

 

No flex tape.. No flex seal.. And no old screen door:lol:

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On 4/18/2016 at 9:15 PM, Vodkaman said:

I went for a boat ride in Phuket. The guy had 3x Mercury 250cc o/b motors strapped to the back - I think I would feel much safer in yours :)

 

Dave

WHAT?!?  He wasn't running a home made longtail? 

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On 18/03/2017 at 10:26 PM, Bob La Londe said:

WHAT?!?  He wasn't running a home made longtail? 

The 3-Mercuries seemed like a good idea at the time, but the driver was too close to the edge for my liking. Give me one of these any day:

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We all do what we have to do, but there is also the point of missing  some of the fun of fishing by trying to stay comfortable in a "wiggly" boat. Be safe

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JR, I have one about that size and it great to go where other boats can't get. I use it to float shallow water river. Example the James River west of the fall line. Some nice fish has been caught from that boat.

Fish On Bro!!

Tight lines,

Dale

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6 hours ago, Musky Glenn said:

We all do what we have to do, but there is also the point of missing  some of the fun of fishing by trying to stay comfortable in a "wiggly" boat. Be safe

 

Thats the truth!

My back and legs kill me after a long day of "balancing"... I can tell I'm not getting younger!

But the time is coming to retire this old aluminum bucket!.... Just this month I took a big step for the future... I landed the best job I've ever had!... Top of the truck driving ladder!

The first year will be a little rough, but by 2018 I'll be looking at Bass Trackers!!!

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9 minutes ago, DaleSW said:

JR, I have one about that size and it great to go where other boats can't get. I use it to float shallow water river. Example the James River west of the fall line. Some nice fish has been caught from that boat.

Fish On Bro!!

Tight lines,

Dale

 

I hear ya!... I haven't found a place yet that my boat won't go!!!

Ive even been known to drag it into secluded creeks and ponds.. Through the woods down little game trails, across pastures, over and under fences........ That's probably where all the leaks came from in the first place

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Keep that one JR, you will find out what I'm talking about. I have boats that fit the area I want to fish. I'm up in age but I'll jump in mine in a heart beat if I'm going to a certain water.

Dale

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