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Hey y'all I was wondering what was the best size Jon boat to put a deck on? Thanks for the help y'all!

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Any size jon boat can get a deck.

 

Where the deck is placed is more relivent to size and shape.

 

Example: if you have a 14' V hull and you place the deck on top of the boat, the boat itself becomes top heavy and easy to roll over, if you were to lower the deck to where it comes just above the bottom support arches, just enough to give a flat bottom to the boat, it's much more stable.

 

The best boats to put a deck on are flat bottom boats, when you are considering a Jon boat with doing this as an option, the most important thing to think about is the beam, how wide is it?

 

The wider the better, the wider the beam the more stability you will have for fishing from a platform.

 

The smaller the boat, the smaller the deck, the narrower the boat is the deeper it should be in the hull, the wider the boat the higher it can be.

 

There are a lot of options you have to the boat configuration you are choosing, I would suggest finding one as wide as possible if you are planning on fishing from a platform.

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Nitro summed it up pretty well. Just remember the bigger the boat generally the more stable it will be and if you putting a chair on the deck I would mount it kind of low so it's more stable. Also the deck is usually more stable if out in the back of the boat verses the front especially on a V hull.

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If you go to www.tinboats.net you will find some EXCELLENT examples of jon boat conversions, as well as all the information you will need in regards to how to create a safe, stable deck for your jon boat.

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Nothing narrower than a 48'' bottom!  Just be safe!

 

Jeff

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