Tndeer Logo

Page all of 2 12>
Topic Options
#3144264 - 01/29/13 05:10 PM 14 ft jon?
timberjack86
14 Point


Registered: 06/20/11
Posts: 7880
Loc: Grundy county

Offline
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.
_________________________
Team Run 'N Gunners

Top
#3144301 - 01/29/13 05:42 PM Re: 14 ft jon? [Re: timberjack86]
sellsman11
6 Point


Registered: 08/29/06
Posts: 576
Loc: Adamsville

Offline
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.
_________________________
Artificial Intelligence is no match for natural stupidity

Top
#3144303 - 01/29/13 05:44 PM Re: 14 ft jon? [Re: sellsman11]
catman529
spiderboy
16 Point


Registered: 11/10/10
Posts: 16255
Loc: Franklin TN

confused Online
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.
_________________________
Haven't been this excited about deer season

...since last deer season

Top
#3144311 - 01/29/13 05:47 PM Re: 14 ft jon? [Re: catman529]
timberjack86
14 Point


Registered: 06/20/11
Posts: 7880
Loc: Grundy county

Offline
Mine is a 36.
_________________________
Team Run 'N Gunners

Top
#3144314 - 01/29/13 05:49 PM Re: 14 ft jon? [Re: catman529]
sellsman11
6 Point


Registered: 08/29/06
Posts: 576
Loc: Adamsville

Offline
 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.
_________________________
Artificial Intelligence is no match for natural stupidity

Top
#3144318 - 01/29/13 05:52 PM Re: 14 ft jon? [Re: sellsman11]
catman529
spiderboy
16 Point


Registered: 11/10/10
Posts: 16255
Loc: Franklin TN

confused Online
 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.
_________________________
Haven't been this excited about deer season

...since last deer season

Top
#3144329 - 01/29/13 06:00 PM Re: 14 ft jon? [Re: catman529]
timberjack86
14 Point


Registered: 06/20/11
Posts: 7880
Loc: Grundy county

Offline
Hey if catman can do it in a 32 I aint worried!
_________________________
Team Run 'N Gunners

Top
#3144351 - 01/29/13 06:15 PM Re: 14 ft jon? [Re: timberjack86]
LA man
18 Point


Registered: 05/31/03
Posts: 20274
Loc: spencer, tn/houma, la.

Offline
wear your pfd
_________________________
GO LSU

Top
#3144493 - 01/29/13 07:32 PM Re: 14 ft jon? [Re: LA man]
timberjack86
14 Point


Registered: 06/20/11
Posts: 7880
Loc: Grundy county

Offline
 Originally Posted By: LA man
wear your pfd
Gotch! Thanks everyone!
_________________________
Team Run 'N Gunners

Top
#3144522 - 01/29/13 07:40 PM Re: 14 ft jon? [Re: timberjack86]
TNTomtaker01
10 Point


Registered: 01/08/06
Posts: 3052
Loc: Middle

Offline
Which part of the lake you planning on fishing?
_________________________
"Smart is when you believe only half of what you hear. Brilliant is when you know which half to believe"

Top
#3144552 - 01/29/13 07:50 PM Re: 14 ft jon? [Re: TNTomtaker01]
timberjack86
14 Point


Registered: 06/20/11
Posts: 7880
Loc: Grundy county

Offline
Probably put in around pleasant grove church.
_________________________
Team Run 'N Gunners

Top
#3145817 - 01/30/13 03:11 PM Re: 14 ft jon? [Re: timberjack86]
WVBulldog
4 Point


Registered: 07/31/11
Posts: 337
Loc: Franklin County, TN

Offline
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.
_________________________
HOYT CARBON SPYDER

Top
#3145821 - 01/30/13 03:13 PM Re: 14 ft jon? [Re: WVBulldog]
WVBulldog
4 Point


Registered: 07/31/11
Posts: 337
Loc: Franklin County, TN

Offline
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.
_________________________
HOYT CARBON SPYDER

Top
#3145932 - 01/30/13 04:34 PM Re: 14 ft jon? [Re: WVBulldog]
timberjack86
14 Point


Registered: 06/20/11
Posts: 7880
Loc: Grundy county

Offline
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.
_________________________
Team Run 'N Gunners

Top
Page all of 2 12>


Moderator:  RUGER, Unicam, CBU93, stretch, Bobby G, Cuttin Caller, Kimber45, Mrs.Unicam, Crappie Luck 
Hop to:
Top Posters
4105220
RUGER
86675
Deer Assassin
65036
BSK
60880
Crappie Luck
51376
spitndrum
Newest Members
TboneD, sbhockey, ZachA, DocT, Raegan
13202 Registered Users
Who's Online
86 registered (backstraps, dralarms, Dale3, caretaker, Jcalder, Allen Sullivan, 13 invisible) and 129 anonymous users online.
Forum Stats
13202 Members
42 Forums
91350 Topics
1067951 Posts

Max Online: 788 @ 11/11/13 08:06 PM
Moon Phase
CURRENT MOON
August
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31
Forum Donations
The TnDeer.Com Deer Talk Forum is for Tennessee Deer Hunters by Tennessee Deer Hunters. If you enjoy using our Talk Forum and would like to contribute to help in it's up-keep. Just submit your contribution by clicking on the DONATE button below and paying with PayPal or a major credit card. Any amount is much appreciated. Thanks for your support!

TN Burn Safe

Generated in 0.045 seconds in which 0.002 seconds were spent on a total of 14 queries. Zlib compression enabled.