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Old 01-31-2012, 07:01 PM   #11 (permalink)
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welded is my 2 cents avoid the rivets!
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Welded definitely is more durable, but rivets are usually lighter and cheaper. I would recommend you getting a ladder rack for your truck. Some of the single sided ladder racks are wide enough for the jon boat, depending on what you go with.

For you there are some nice inflatable boats that can even use a trolling motor.
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Old 06-28-2012, 10:16 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I read a post in this forum about a guy that found a Basshunter.Accomodates 2 people comfortabley, swivel seats ,very stable.I can stand on the side of mine when nature calls lol.Will handle up to 5hp kicker w/wiring from front to back so you can mount trolling motor either place.Eight ,nine and ten ft. models available.Wt. about 75lbs.www.Basshunter .com
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Old 06-28-2012, 10:22 PM   #14 (permalink)
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My 2C's is if your getting a Aluminum get it with welded seams less chance of leaks!
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Old 06-29-2012, 01:43 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Got a 14 foot tracker. Thing is a beast.

Now im lookin' for a 10 footer, or a plastic type boat. One i can use with just me.
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:39 AM   #16 (permalink)
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While you are looking for a plastic boat keep an eye out for mine. I had a 9 foot Pelican with a depth finder, 4HP trolling motor and a livewell. Some bastige stole it.
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:09 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I agree with everyone here.. go for welded. Rivets are a pain and leak... though if you can only afford a riveted boat... JB Weld will seal any leak for a long time.

Also I agree on getting the widest you can. The stability of a wider boat is so worth it!

I fished out of a 10 foot boat all last year and while it was easy to transport I had always wished I had more room.

I like the idea of Marks buddy's extension on the tow hitch. Mark can you buddy take pix and snow us? That would be great to see.
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