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Haven't heard a word back from the OP. Hope he isn't hung up on the boat ramp. wink


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He solicitated advice and got it. If he don't like it that is his problem. I been buying aluminum boats for awhile ,I could use a 12' and a 18' to round out my collection. Never have seen the Gregors around here I'm in solid Lund and Alumacraft country. Others like Mirrocraft , Starcraft, Sylvan, Lowe, G-3, Northwoods are also noted. Those guys and their comments about rough riding Jon boats are spot on. When I get around to buying a 12' foot v hull it will be cheap priced or I'll walk, like I said their utility is limited. I like canoes to made out of aluminum, Grumman specially a 15' double end, a 17' dbl end, and a sq stern 17'. Also have a 17' Lund dbl end , am looking for a 19' aluminum freighter canoe with the wide square stern for an outboard. Anybody know of a Grumman sport boat or a Lund Snipe for sale I'm all ears ...mb (fug jo bitme isn't talking of banning boats yet)...mb


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Yeah, I love my little 1236 jon, but a lake boat it is not. Even just out on a river on a windy enough day you'll get bounced around from that little bit of chop.

No matter what the guy gets, it should definitely be a V for lake use.

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Thanks for all the advice, the lakes are fairly bog up here in N Idaho and I don’t have any interest in a Jon boat for a lot of reasons. More or less a deep V with 10 or so horse. Was interested in good brands these days. A lot of good advice here!
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Smallfry,, when a guy lives in lake country it is easy to find a used boat. When you don't it's damn tough to come up with a good one at a reasonable price. Good luck boat hunting...mb


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Gregor or Klamath, both welded not riveted. 8hp - 9.9hp would be a good fit for a 12' (I'd go bigger). Around here, anything more than 9.9hp requires a boating license.

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