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  1. #21
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    Re: 10' jon boat must haves

    A 1032 is horribly unstable and if you had 2 good sized men in most 10' jons, you're over the rated limit anyways.

    I can't imagine tipping over in a 10 Spratley even with the seat up high - they're very stable tanks. Heavy though.

    Flipping a boat in the middle of a lake, well that's one of my nightmares. Glad you got to safety before the worst could happen.

  2. #22
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    Re: 10' jon boat must haves

    I bailed out of my 1032 once before but I ve also had it out in white caps with 2 fat guys inside with confidence. I was drunk when I fell out though. Wider boats are well worth the money imo. Paint 1’ marks on your anchor rope so you can see how deep without a sounder. Sounders are nice though. Some seat with a back is a MUST. Stadium is best for moving stuff around in a small rig.

    Loved my 1032. So light and portable.... so tippy.... the fish didn’t care though.

  3. #23
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    Re: 10' jon boat must haves

    Buddy has a 1032 i borrowed after FOOLISHLY selling my 11 ft FLY Fisherman to monashee mountain man BEN on here - The 1032 Jon boat is the most DANGEROUS boat i have EVER fished out of NEXT to a Canoe ! Extremely tippy ! Yikes ! RJ
    Earn your stalking MERIT BADGE before you start blazing away at animals beyond your guaranteed ability.

  4. #24
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    Re: 10' jon boat must haves

    Quote Originally Posted by guntech View Post
    4 more feet.

    10 foot is very tippy. Wear your life jacket.
    You got that right, my dad saved his fishing partner one day. He showed up to fish and wayne was in the water holding on to his boat. said he almost let go a few times, was in the fall. was sitting on a lawn chair and leaned over to the side and down he went. After getting a new dog that grew to 110 pounds, I to needed a bigger boat, bought a 14 foot lund, on a trailer, always ready to fish. At least buy the extra wide models.

  5. #25
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    Re: 10' jon boat must haves

    The new Lowe 1040 is pretty sturdy. Light and priced low too.

  6. #26
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    Re: 10' jon boat must haves

    Quote Originally Posted by sames14 View Post
    The new Lowe 1040 is pretty sturdy. Light and priced low too.
    Our Son bought one last year, loves it.
    He finds it reasonably sturdy with 2 adults and a small kid on board.
    Has fished in small mountain Lakes, Lake Osoyoos and even crab and prawn fishing off Porteau Cove.

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