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#3144264 - 01/29/13 05:10 PM 14 ft jon?
timberjack86
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I got my jon boat registerd and ready. I am wanting to fish tims ford this spring but my friend thinks the waves off some of the faster boats might capsize us. What do yall think? I am new to this boating thing.
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#3144301 - 01/29/13 05:42 PM Re: 14 ft jon? [Re: timberjack86]
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Width is as important, if not more, than length. A 42 inch bottom can handle it. A 30 inch bottom is not the best idea.
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#3144303 - 01/29/13 05:44 PM Re: 14 ft jon? [Re: sellsman11]
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I have ridden some waves from bigger boats on the Cumberland river and dale hollow lake in my 14 x 32 Jon boat with no problem. If it gets real choppy tough I'd be nervous. If your boat is wider then it shouldn't be a problem.
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#3144311 - 01/29/13 05:47 PM Re: 14 ft jon? [Re: catman529]
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Mine is a 36.
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#3144314 - 01/29/13 05:49 PM Re: 14 ft jon? [Re: catman529]
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 Originally Posted By: catman529
I have ridden some waves from bigger boats on the Cumberland river and dale hollow lake in my 14 x 32 Jon boat with no problem. If it gets real choppy tough I'd be nervous. If your boat is wider then it shouldn't be a problem.


32" bottom will stay floating USUALLY.

Better safe than sorry on larger bodies of water is my experience.
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#3144318 - 01/29/13 05:52 PM Re: 14 ft jon? [Re: sellsman11]
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 Originally Posted By: sellsman11
 Originally Posted By: catman529
I have ridden some waves from bigger boats on the Cumberland river and dale hollow lake in my 14 x 32 Jon boat with no problem. If it gets real choppy tough I'd be nervous. If your boat is wider then it shouldn't be a problem.


32" bottom will stay floating USUALLY.

Better safe than sorry on larger bodies of water is my experience.
well I sure wont be out on a wind storm or something.
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#3144329 - 01/29/13 06:00 PM Re: 14 ft jon? [Re: catman529]
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Hey if catman can do it in a 32 I aint worried!
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#3144351 - 01/29/13 06:15 PM Re: 14 ft jon? [Re: timberjack86]
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wear your pfd
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#3144493 - 01/29/13 07:32 PM Re: 14 ft jon? [Re: LA man]
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 Originally Posted By: LA man
wear your pfd
Gotch! Thanks everyone!
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#3144522 - 01/29/13 07:40 PM Re: 14 ft jon? [Re: timberjack86]
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Which part of the lake you planning on fishing?
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#3144552 - 01/29/13 07:50 PM Re: 14 ft jon? [Re: TNTomtaker01]
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Probably put in around pleasant grove church.
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#3145817 - 01/30/13 03:11 PM Re: 14 ft jon? [Re: timberjack86]
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I fish Tim's in a 1436 quite a bit. It can get a little dicey when the wind starts howling, but you'll be ok. If it starts getting over 15 mph, I will usually stick to the coves. Woods is a completely different animal, if it's over 15 mph I won't be on the water. I have a gray jonboat with a flying WV on the side. Stop by and say "hi" sometime.
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#3145821 - 01/30/13 03:13 PM Re: 14 ft jon? [Re: WVBulldog]
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Also,

I put in at pleasant grove as well, good ramp for jonboats because of the tight cove. Even if the wind is really blowing the water isnt too wavy back there.
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#3145932 - 01/30/13 04:34 PM Re: 14 ft jon? [Re: WVBulldog]
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Thanks WV . I am also planning on catfishing below woods on the river this summer. Give me a holler we can go catch a few one day.
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