- Mar 28, 2023
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- Mandeville, LA
It's certainly not definitive, but in my world, a jon boat's width is measured at the floor for the sake of the moniker. The actual width of any boat however, is it's beam or measurement at widest part, gunnel to gunnel - whether that's at the transom or midship.I guess this is off topic but when you refer to an alum. deep "V" or deep "C" boat as ..... 14'/52" (14/52 or 1452), does the 52" refer to the floor or the wider length at the gunnel (gunwale) ??
Thanks for your generous consideration,
Wow, I appreciate the generous consideration. Thank you for the lessons. I have a vintage "V" bottom alum. (riveted) boat that is so tight and strong I just love it. It's 14' long and got a 54" gunnel but the transome is only 50". Unfortunately I can't find a tag on it so I don't know who made it. I'm in the middle of restoring it now and the 64' Evinrude 9.5 hp engine that I got w/it.It's certainly not definitive, but in my world, a jon boat's width is measured at the floor for the sake of the moniker. The actual width of any boat however, is it's beam or measurement at widest part, gunnel to gunnel - whether that's at the transom or midship.
Additionally - especially with vintage v-hulls - one can also have the transom width quoted - which is relevant to mounting single or twin motors.
And for what it's worth, "Deep C" isn't a generic term, it's an actual model name from Alumacraft. All their early boats had hulls tagged with letters of the alphabet. The C hull boats were all 15' and identical from the gunnels down, but were outfitted differently topside to create the Deep C, the Flying C, the Open C, the Super C, etc... Similarly, they had a 14' known as the F hull, a 12' known as the R hull, etc, etc.
Thanks , I'll look closer.On my F model the no. is on the center transom brace. You probably have one too. It's not a deep stamping and it was completely covered with paint. Once I knew where it was at, a little sanding revealed it.