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rdneckhntr
May 2nd, 2007, 06:26 PM
Anyone ever did a conversion to a jonboat to make it a "mini bass boat"? Im in the process in building a front and back deck on mine right now...Ill post pics when Im done...



If you have pics post em up;)

hooknlargemouth
May 2nd, 2007, 08:31 PM
I Just got her done a week ago.. 55# maxxum, Lowrance 520c color gps graph, 120 quart cooler under deck, Two bass boat type hatches one dry stowage one for livewell. Minn kota onboard charger, And a Triton max air system for the livewell. The front deck is 8'6''... All she needs now is a bathroom!!!! :wink:

rdneckhntr
May 2nd, 2007, 09:22 PM
How big of a boat is that? Mine is just a lil 12' but she gets the job done...

hooknlargemouth
May 2nd, 2007, 10:51 PM
16' long 5'4'' wide

XP35
May 3rd, 2007, 10:32 AM
Nice, man! Have you been fishing it? If I tried that with my little 10' it would probably roll over and capsize on it's own!! :D

hoyt bowhunting
May 3rd, 2007, 11:49 AM
I only have a front deck on mine but i use it for bowfishing and muskys when they are laying near the surface. But wow can i see bass when im that high.
matt

rdneckhntr
May 9th, 2007, 04:18 PM
Well Im about 99% finished with mine. I just have to finish the wiring job and im pretty much finished...Ill post pics as soon as i can get them on here.


I tried it out the other day with the trolling motor up front and it didnt work too good. I dont think it was in the water deep enough so Ill keep er in the back. Other than that it worked perfect.

rdneckhntr
May 9th, 2007, 04:29 PM
Here are the two pics I have as of now...Ill post more later tonight...

88 PS190
May 9th, 2007, 05:39 PM
how's the stability sitting up that high I'd think those boats wouldn't allow much moving.

hoyt bowhunting
May 9th, 2007, 05:57 PM
I thought you were converting a jon boat. But is that boat stable with that seat in the front?
matt

NY911
May 9th, 2007, 06:08 PM
I did the same thing you did.......maiden voyage - lots all of the contents...

Did it gain with a small flat bottom jon....a little lower seats...good to go.

88 PS190
May 9th, 2007, 06:13 PM
I thought you were converting a jon boat. But is that boat stable with that seat in the front?
matt

ya jon boats have squared off bows.

rdneckhntr
May 9th, 2007, 10:16 PM
Its actually pretty stable. Of course you cant run around in it like a bass boat but you can move around in it pretty good.

rdneckhntr
May 9th, 2007, 10:17 PM
Here's some more pics...