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Flat bottom boat. How big?



By: straightshooter
Posted: 08-Dec-06

Most of my sons bowfishing has been from the bank or a canoe. I want totake the next step up. How big of a flat bottom boat for two guys on a platform. Also motor size for Missour river fishing. Thanks SS


By: Bill in MI
Posted: 08-Dec-06

I have a 16'8" tracker flat bottom, side console w/ a 50 HP 2 stroke merc that gets us where we need to go on the Missisippi.

Bill in MI


By: Blacktail
Posted: 08-Dec-06

Id look at 18 ft G3 as it has 5ft floor in it....anything less is somewhat unstable with 2 guys moving around.....Buddy has 90 Yanmaha with jet pump on his....alot of us have small jet boats out here, and if I was getting one primarily for river bow fishing, this would be where Id start looking. R


By: duckhunter2281
Posted: 08-Dec-06

The most important thing is to have a wide bottom boat. At least and 18' long and 5' bottom. No less than a 50 hp motor on the river

B.w.


By: Schwammerl
Posted: 08-Dec-06

Check out the Carolina Skiff. Tons of boat for the price. We have killed many carp out of ours. I use mine for all around fishing in the ocean, lakes and poling for carp. Since I use mine in the ocean I bought the 21ft for my family of five. It floats in inches of water and is easy to push with a pole. Check out the prices at edssuperstore and buy at Quimbys or chatlee. check out the owners group http://groups.msn.com/CarolinaSkiffOwners/general.msnw


By: Thumper
Posted: 09-Dec-06

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By: Stubaby
Posted: 09-Dec-06

Check out bowfishusa.com. Lots of great boats to look at and get ideas from. You'll find you can bowfish out of just about anything. I like 17feet at minimum 21 max. 60" to 72" wide works great too.


By: wifishkiller
Posted: 09-Dec-06

Dont go under a 16 wide trust me. I had a 16 and you have to got back and dump fish so you dont sink


By: Hunter's Daddy
Posted: 09-Dec-06

Here is one already set up and ready to go. It belongs to my brother (shootist) and he is on here quit often so if interested leave a post here or over at BowfishUSA.com

http://www.bowfishusa.com/community/index.php?topic=15844.0


By: Schwammerl
Posted: 10-Dec-06

The 17ft Carolina Skiff has a weight capacity of 1800 lbs. My 21ft has a capacity of 2700 lbs and floats in 3-6 inches of water. They used to advertise these boats with a video of them tooling around the harbor loaded with a VW Beetle.


By: Shootist
Posted: 11-Dec-06

There is also a thread on here a page back in the history. It has a pic of a boat I have for sale.


By: Bill in MI
Posted: 11-Dec-06

my 16'8" jon has a 54" beam. it is very stable. A 200 lb+ man can stand on the stern corners without getting into trouble.

Bill in MI


By: straightshooter
Posted: 12-Dec-06

WOW, Thanks for all the replies. I'm now even more committed to getting one. SS


By: Grant Williamson
Posted: 18-Dec-06

i do alote of bowfishing out of a 20 foot tracker we had 4 guys drillin em at ounce not crowded


By: Omnivarious
Posted: 03-Jan-07

Go wide. Long too, but go wide.


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