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 Post subject: 10 ft jon boat
PostPosted: 11 Apr 2009, 21:49 

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Hey whats up guys new to the site, Recently i came across a 10 ft jon boat and decided to buy it now im going to be the only one fishing in it does anyone have any suggestions on a deck would it be stable enough any and all suggestions are welcome thanks


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 Post subject: 10 ft jon boat
PostPosted: 11 Apr 2009, 21:54 
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Most 10' boats are narrow, so decking it high near the gunwales may/can cause stability problems. Normally, adding a flat floor directly on top of the existing deck is what's done, for safety reasons.



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 Post subject: 10 ft jon boat
PostPosted: 11 Apr 2009, 22:10 

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it 3 3-4 ft wide i was thinking of adding the deck up front since i will be doing most of my fishing up there anyone have any mod pictures of 10- 12 ft boats


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PostPosted: 11 Apr 2009, 22:24 
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Here's a link with a lot of links to members rigs that have been modified:

http://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=3156



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 Post subject: 10 ft jon boat
PostPosted: 11 Apr 2009, 22:57 
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A 10 is too small for a deck In my opinion. Your best bet would be a pedestal seat on the bench. What is the weight capacity of the boat? I assume its a 1032?



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 Post subject: 10 ft jon boat
PostPosted: 11 Apr 2009, 23:00 

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10 by 32 yeah its small but im putting a deck on and either gonna buy stableizers or make them any ideas???????????


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 Post subject: 10 ft jon boat
PostPosted: 12 Apr 2009, 08:57 
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Killakishdogg wrote:
10 by 32 yeah its small but im putting a deck on and either gonna buy stableizers or make them any ideas???????????

I have a few ideas.... were your life vest, don't go out in water below 50* stay close to shore. make sure all your tackle floats...
I don't mean to sound like a smart a$$ but we just had a guy that decked out a small boat and went swimming a 10'boat is way to narrow and small to add raised decks on.
You need to keep your center of gravity as low as possible



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 Post subject: 10 ft jon boat
PostPosted: 12 Apr 2009, 15:34 

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I dont know about that buddy! i was thinkin of making stabilizers myself im goin to find a welder and cut it down the middle and add 16 inches :evil: :twisted:


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PostPosted: 12 Apr 2009, 15:45 
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The advise giving here on this site is pretty much spot on.
Although it's only an opinion,it's normally an educated(experienced)one.

If you were serious about the welding,theres a guy on here that has done it.It made it real stable,anythings possible with money and time.It was a great mod to watch.

IMO a 1032 is pretty tippy,even without a deck but 15-20 years ago I probably wouldn't have thought so.



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PostPosted: 12 Apr 2009, 23:11 
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A 10 footer is to tippy.Outriggers may help but will slow the boat way down while motoring.A couple boat fenders lashed to two 2x2s 6 foot long and then clamped to the center of the hull would work but will cut into the max weight limit.



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PostPosted: 15 Apr 2009, 12:33 

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HEy does anyone know how Wide a trailor would be for a 14 foot boat???


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PostPosted: 15 Apr 2009, 12:46 
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Here is the dimensions for one of the popular jon boat trailers.They are listed in the description.
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/d ... umber=5002



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PostPosted: 15 Apr 2009, 13:34 
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ben2go wrote:
A 10 footer is to tippy.Outriggers may help but will slow the boat way down while motoring.A couple boat fenders lashed to two 2x2s 6 foot long and then clamped to the center of the hull would work but will cut into the max weight limit.

....and might look just a bit silly. unless your fishing on a farm pond, i say atleast a 12footer.



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PostPosted: 15 Apr 2009, 13:36 
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grizzly wrote:
ben2go wrote:
A 10 footer is to tippy.Outriggers may help but will slow the boat way down while motoring.A couple boat fenders lashed to two 2x2s 6 foot long and then clamped to the center of the hull would work but will cut into the max weight limit.

....and might look just a bit silly. unless your fishing on a farm pond, i say atleast a 12footer.


I agree.I have seen it done but I have never done it.



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i'll admit i was brainstorming similar ideas after my first trip out, but now i'm comfortable sitting in my bow seat, and feels stable enough as long as i dont troll full speed into a log.



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