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Old 02-22-2005, 09:34 PM
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Would a 17ft bass tracker mod v boat work o.k. for bowfishing?
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Old 02-23-2005, 10:32 AM
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I think that should be fine. I have a friend who bowfishes from an aluminum deep-V.

The problem with a boat is that you're never quite satisfied. I started with a canoe, then a 12 ft jon. Now I've got a 16ft extra wide jon boat but those extra deep jons are looking better and better... and oooooh, look an 18' foot jon boat... [8D]

Start with your bass boat, put a removable platform on it and use is as long as you can.
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Old 02-23-2005, 10:36 AM
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It isn't a question of whether it will work. Just about anything that floats will work. It is a question of whether you mind it getting covered in blood[8D]

You should see our pontoon boat rig. Talk about redneck[:-], but it works
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Old 02-24-2005, 02:37 PM
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if it floats and it makes you happy then good luck

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Old 02-24-2005, 09:16 PM
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That boat will work just fine! Its like any sport....the more youget involved, the more or better equipment you want.

Good Luck!
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Old 03-14-2005, 02:33 PM
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AmanitaV just wondering if you or anyone have some ideas on making a removable platform for such a boat? Mine is the 18ft Lund Alaskan with a 40hp tiller. I have four halogen lights powered by a small 1800watt Coleman generator. Good for two lights on at a time. I'm concerned about weight most of all. I have a electric trolling motor on the front. Any ideas how to approach this project?
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Old 03-16-2005, 03:45 PM
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CB... check with a boy called Boatman at this site... he can hook you up with all kinds of ideas...

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Old 03-18-2005, 05:24 PM
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Thanks Rockfish I am going to check the site out.
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Old 04-02-2005, 12:47 PM
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Here is a questtion for you guys. Which boat would be better for bow fishing a flat bottome jon boat, a party barge or a sled(a large over sized jon boat)? Thinking very seriously about getting into this hard core, so please any extra info you have please include.
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