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jon boat advice?

Discussion in 'Boating & Fishing' started by takern, May 17, 2010.

  1. takern

    takern [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Well since i have been gettin into this thing that is called fishing a lot lately i have been thinkin about getting a jon boat with a little trolling motor to power it. anyone have any advice on what to look for, is aluminum or fiberglass better? what about the trolling motor. what would be a good size for that?Thanks
     
  2. sawyer'sdad

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    I've go a 12' aluminum and love it! i use a 34lb thrust troilling motor. check craigslist.
     
  3. Firefighter160

    Firefighter160 Well-Known Member

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    A 12-14 ft jon boat is all you need, an aluminum boat will be easier to find, cheaper, lighter, tougher and have a little less maintenance. If you go with a 12' then you really don't need a trailer. As for a trolling motor, something around 34-40 lbs of thrust will be fine, remember the bigger the motor the faster it kills the battery....
     
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