Who makes the best 14 foot jon boat?

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Here is good company that builds boats of about all sizes.You can hvae about any layout you are wanting and can have small bilt in live well on the side where passanger can sit.You can have 80 0r 100 gage.Prices look to be good too and all weld construction.
https://www.backwoodslanding.com/14ft.html
check them out,this is one of they deelerships that sells them.As you will see they can be square nosed flat or with pointed nose,both are good depending on what you are wanting
Might have been seen on the Grand,Muskegon and Manistee Rivers fishing smallmouth,largemouth,catfish,steelhead and salmon.

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So you look the weldbilt boats over?I likes the wqay they builds them to your dezine and spec.I may buy a 17 footer someday down the road and they come at very good price.Motor cost is something other with the Mercury 60/40 jet costing 2 times of the boat :shock:
Might have been seen on the Grand,Muskegon and Manistee Rivers fishing smallmouth,largemouth,catfish,steelhead and salmon.

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Thanks for the link. I had found them early this summer and kinda worried about them being 12 hours away and all. I guess I could go to https://www.akmccallum.com/ and pay top dollar but save a lot of driving from N.C.

There is no one perfect boat and that suxs, but it's life.

I'll figure it out soon enough. I I need a catfish/ river smallie/ low H.P. water supply reservoir/ camo duck hunting machine that I can also drag into a private pond and take the wife water sking on Sunday after church. Who makes that boat-----for under $3K?

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dimecovers3 wrote:
I'll figure it out soon enough. I I need a catfish/ river smallie/ low H.P. water supply reservoir/ camo duck hunting machine that I can also drag into a private pond and take the wife water sking on Sunday after church. Who makes that boat-----for under $3K?
I don't know, but if you find the answer, send me a link - I'll buy ten of them. :lol:

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Sounds like you need a decent 1648 with a 30-40hp engine and a jumky little 1236 for ponds...

Should be doable for under $3k

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Man, I would bet the farm that two guys tugging all that gear, boat, moter and junk off a trailer will do it once maby, maby twice at most. Then, somehow, that fishing trip idea won't ever come up again. Here's my idea. Get a good nice wide jon, welded, with the right size motor to get on plane. Then, down the line, get one of those two man plastic boats and switch the trolling motor and batt between the two. The plastic boat will fit in the back of a pickup and you can back right up to the pond.

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So you make desicision of the boat you are wanting?I was wondering about if you make your mind up?
Might have been seen on the Grand,Muskegon and Manistee Rivers fishing smallmouth,largemouth,catfish,steelhead and salmon.

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jcb wrote:So you make desicision of the boat you are wanting?I was wondering about if you make your mind up?

Been busy and I'm in the middle of refinancing the house at 4.25 percent and since the deal is so good, I figured I would treat myself take out some extra cash and find a nice boat this winter. Not sure exactly what I want----just know I don't want anything over 14 feet.

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jcb wrote:So you make desicision of the boat you are wanting?I was wondering about if you make your mind up?

help me think through this.....anybody....


I like the Alumacraft Crappie boat https://alumacraft.com/bass-style-delux ... -jon-2.php and I like the basic 14/42 NCS model https://alumacraft.com/jon-boats/1442-ncs.php as a base boat to start from scratch. I want to fish small lakes that may be HP restricticted (15 Hp max on one lake I love), rivers with rocks, and shallow water duck hunt from this rig. The two boats are about $1250 vs. $2500. What do you see as the pros and cons? The crappie boat will not likely plane with a 25 Merc jet and the 14/42 needs work ( that adds weight) . Neither has a 20 inch transom......................unless I special order a 20" 14/48 riveted that might get up with a very light load. And neither has a proper jet tunnel hull. Why is such a boat that fits so many needs so hard to build? :? Will I someday regret putting good money in my "dream boat" if it's not welded? I think what I need is a magnesium hull 14/48 with a 25 jet and a 15 stickers............ :mrgreen: ...and of course...I''ll need the lastest side scan and a big foot controlled kicker up front....in full camo.
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I'd go .080 hull for rivers, .063" isn't very forgiving.

https://alumacraft.com/jon-boats/mv-1546-aw-2.php

or a MV1648

https://alumacraft.com/jon-boats/1448-2.php

I wouldn't buy a narrower boat.

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Jamie,

Do you remember that PA boat that was on riversmallies that had a 25 merc jet mounted on an Alumacraft Crappie jon with a marina modified transom up to 20? I loved that rig. I think he fished the Susky, but I forgot his handle. Albeit, I think he mostly fished solo.

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Take a look at the CustomFlat Al boats. .10 thick and all weld. I just finished mods on stark naked CustomFlat hull. I little bit heavier but built like a tank. Here is a link to my mod and to the companies website.

https://www.customboatmfg.com/Product/p ... _main.html CustomFlat's site

https://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopi ... 21&t=11915 My boat mods
1987 Ski Centurion Tru-Trac II, 351w (1st refurb)
1999 Donzi Z22, 350 Thunderbolt V
1994 Custom Flat 1654, 1984 50hp Mercury (under construction)

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This is really bugging me trying to remember where I saw ( or maybe just dreamed it) but does anyone know a line of jon boats that has a mod-V hull below the water line except the above water part of the front looks like a squared off flat bottom. It gives a better ride in rough water and gives more up front fishing room for trolling motor, depth finder etc. I swear I didn't imagine it.