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MikeFromOleMiss

flat vs V opinions needed

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for me its not a tipsy issue vs the 2 but the amount of drag.....v hull has less drag alot less then a flat bottom.i think that pipsy issue would be the same but what do i know  :-/

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The V-Hull would handle rough water much better.  The extra 3 inches in the width would make the boat a little more stable, assuming that you were standing the same height above the waterline and the same distance from the center-line as in the Jon.

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I find flat bottoms to be more stable myself when moving around in the boat and the flats can go in much shallower water.

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If fishing in water that is rough, the v-hull will give you a better ride.I don't know about stability.  I have a v-hull 14ft that I have been fishing out of for the last couple of days, it has a flat floor built in it and it is pretty stable, i stand to fish and walk from back and forth from back to front.

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The flat bottom will give you more stability but not much.  The flat bottom won't take chop very well and if you are using a smaller HP motor the V will displae the water better and have less drag (as previously stated).  14 Foot boats you are only talking about inches of width so the stability difference would be minimal.

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I bought a v-bottom fibergalls 14' when I was 17 and I hated it. Everytime I would move around in the boat it would wobble and I couldn't barley stand up to fish. I now own a Nitro 17' bass boat and I like the way it runs through water and the way it stays while I'm walking on it.

-Nitroman :)

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I've owned both types and would never go back to a V-hull. I love the stability of my 48" wide floor. Of course a V-hull takes choppy water better. But if the water's too rough, I don't go out.

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