- Apr 1, 2010
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I'd like to buy a new 14/36 or maybe a 14/40. I want to trailer it, but I also want the option of being able to carry it 100 yards or less with the help of a friend for spots lacking a ramp using a pick-up instead of the trailer. I'd love a welded 14/48, but the weight would mean I can't use it without a ramp. What company or companies are known for making really good riveted boats? Is there a riveted hull that could take a Merc 25/20 jet legally and still be light enough for two guys to carry with the outboard off? If I had to compromise, I'd want a 14 foot boat that I knew would plane with the 25 jet and two guys with gear even if it ment always having to use a ramp. I hear a 14/48 welded and two guys/gear will not get up on plane. Thinking a 14/40 or 14/42 riveted boat might be light enough to do it if I could find one rated for the Merc 25/20.'m thinking no such animal exists, but thought I'd a least throw it out. I am curious what the board sees as the best 14/36 riveted hull available if I just end up putting a 10 HP w/ rockguard on it.