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Post by fishsalot » 23 Nov 2008, 20:23

guys when i put my boat on trailer i keep hateing the boat what should i do
lol i got some good dents not worried about dents just dont want to make more
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Post by Jim » 23 Nov 2008, 21:10

what do you mean? You drive it on?
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Post by bassboy1 » 23 Nov 2008, 21:53

One of two things. Maybe both. One option, and this is if you have a flat jon, not a mod vee, is to replace your bow roller with a bow stop that goes almost all the way across. This can be as simple as a 2 x 4 covered with carpet.

The other is to strengthen that area of the boat. On many jons, (my 1542 included) the more vertical spot on the front is not as thick as I feel it should be. That is where much of the pressure is when powerloading, and often, there is a handle up there that the winch attaches to. This can be solved by riveting a piece of 3/16 aluminum on top of the existing aluminum with 3/16 diameter, 1/2 inch grip length pop rivets.

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Post by fishsalot » 23 Nov 2008, 22:10

yes it is a jon boat flat bottom15x42 how long should i make the 2x4


i do drive it on with the trolling motor
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Post by bassboy1 » 24 Nov 2008, 07:47

2 foot or so should do.

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Post by Old Bill » 25 Nov 2008, 14:02

Here is a photo showing the bow stop I made from a 2 X 4.

As you can see I bent the two "ears" that had held a bow roller and bolted the 2 X 4 to the modified bracket.

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Worked just fine.
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Post by russ010 » 25 Nov 2008, 14:50

I like that... I tried doing something similar to that with my trailer.. but the extension wasn't long enough, so I added a 4x4 instead of a 2x4... should have thought about it a little more because now my winch handle will not let me wind it all the way down. Also, I should have made it longer, pretty much the width of the bow because it dented the underside of my boat because it didn't rest across the ridges.

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This is going to be my next step, it goes on the center frame and acts as a stop to the bottom of the boat.

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Post by Old Bill » 25 Nov 2008, 15:14

Russ, that looks very nice. You do good work!
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Post by russ010 » 25 Nov 2008, 15:18

If you're talking about the 2nd pic, I didn't make that one, yet....

That is the one Bass Pro is selling for $42. I can make it for about $10...

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Post by Old Bill » 25 Nov 2008, 15:26

russ010 wrote:If you're talking about the 2nd pic, I didn't make that one, yet....

That is the one Bass Pro is selling for $42. I can make it for about $10...
Heck, I didn't see any difference in workmanship between the two! :P
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Post by fishsalot » 05 Dec 2008, 17:17

thanks for the info guys :)
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