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ageless
11-18-2012, 07:46 PM
I am fishing in a 14' Jon boat that I want to mount hi-tek holders in. I intend to build a raised floor in the near future but in the meantime how would you mount the holders? I intend to mount a 4 rod holder in front and 4 rod holder in back.

KDAVID1
11-18-2012, 08:15 PM
PM callshy
he makes the holders and probably can give you some good advise

skeetbum
11-18-2012, 09:41 PM
The tall riser is about knee high and needs to be close enough to reach without getting up and far enough away to allow you to get up if needed. A virtual fishing trip in my driveway had the neighbors thinking I had gone round the bend, but it let me figure out where they needed to be.

ageless
11-18-2012, 10:02 PM
The tall riser is about knee high and needs to be close enough to reach without getting up and far enough away to allow you to get up if needed. A virtual fishing trip in my driveway had the neighbors thinking I had gone round the bend, but it let me figure out where they needed to be.

Thats another controversy, 9 or 18" riser. I know the 18" will be bet when I put the floors in but not sure how to adapt that to the boat now

Cray
11-18-2012, 10:11 PM
To answer that question, where do you plan on sitting before you build raised floor? If on the normal bench seat I would cut a peice of plywood and mount holder to it then mount to ribs with a couple of screws to keep stable. Might be a little high but fishable.

ageless
11-19-2012, 07:35 AM
Here's a pic of what I'm dealing with now.
http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc406/sweet_n_low08/0B23DDD0-8573-45BE-A92A-5CF6A7034863-509-00000020AB53DA35.jpg

Rees Guide
11-19-2012, 07:51 AM
Go ahead and deck it out, keep in mind when you do the front end is going to become heavy. You ae gonna want to find a taile to put you boat on, thats what I had to do when I decked it out. Hauling it in a shot wheelbase tuck became nill when I decked it out, too much weight on the front end and didnt wok out good loading the font in first, good luck.

skeetbum
11-19-2012, 08:45 AM
Before you deck it, try raising the seats 4 t 6 inches with whatever you can find for a test in the yard. This gets your knees more comfortable, keeps your center of gravity lower, and lets you fish out the side with better position of your knees. Had this in a 14' v-hull years ago and stored the Plano magnum tackle box under the seat, it raised the seat 6". If you attach the holders to the side it will limit your options. Good luck, and keep us posted.

ageless
11-20-2012, 09:19 AM
Am I an idiot or what? How do you access the bolts to remove these things? There on swivels bases if that helps.

skeetbum
11-20-2012, 09:58 AM
Take a wrench and disconnect the seat first, this will give you access to the base. It isn't fast and I usually ding a knuckle doing it.

ageless
11-20-2012, 05:41 PM
Take a wrench and disconnect the seat first, this will give you access to the base. It isn't fast and I usually ding a knuckle doing it.

I figured that was how but thought, shazaam, theres got to be an easier way!!

wilbur
11-20-2012, 06:35 PM
I figured that was how but thought, shazaam, theres got to be an easier way!!

Plasma cutter.

ageless
11-21-2012, 04:59 PM
Plasma cutter.
Lmao. Now that's my style!!! BFH will do it as we'll!!!

brimeater
11-21-2012, 05:17 PM
For temp mounting, attach rod holders to 2x4 and run these width wise across the front and back. Attach 2x4 with clamps to the gunnell. Like the other poster said, better off,.........much, much better off raising the seats rather than building a deck. my 2 cents.

wilbur
11-21-2012, 07:02 PM
Lmao. Now that's my style!!! BFH will do it as we'll!!!

Theres no swearin on here.

ifish4redd
11-21-2012, 07:37 PM
107257this is how I raised mine

ageless
11-21-2012, 07:58 PM
My plan was to build a deck on front with storage, carpet the floor of the center section and deck the back. With that I was going to raise the seats 13", add TM mount and replace transom wood in prep for a small outboard. Why wouldn't you deck the boat?

ifish4redd
11-21-2012, 08:35 PM
a1432 jon boat is a little unstable the higher you go the more unstable it is

brimeater
11-21-2012, 08:52 PM
X2

ageless
11-21-2012, 10:28 PM
So raise the seats and leave it alone??

ageless
11-23-2012, 09:41 AM
Theres no swearin on here.

Huh? Laughing my arse off. Big freaking hammer. The swearin was only in your mind. Lol

ifish4redd
11-23-2012, 10:12 AM
MEASURING A MOD V OR FLAT BOTTOM JON BOAT
Jon boat are measure by length across the TOP and BOTTOM width.People confuse width with beam.Beam is the widest point on a hull.It can be any where on a hull.Back to jon boat measurements.If a boat is stated as being a 1436,it has a length of 14 feet and a bottom width of 36 inches or 3 feet.Some odd ball manufactures measure length and beam.Check the manufactures specs to be sure of the bottom width.

Here are the general guide lines on decking flat bottom jon boats.Usual bottom widths are 32,36,40,42,46 and 48 inches.They do get wider,but we are concerned with the smaller boats.

Under 36 inch bottom is to narrow
36 inch boats are sketchy because of different manufactures.To me they are to tippy to deck at all.Member Russo1o had a low decked boat that was ok for him.
Same rule above goes for 40 inch wide boats.
42 inch bottoms are ok.Be careful with deck height above the bottom,especially on the odd boats that have flat sides.The flare or outward lean of the sides give buoyancy and stability.
46 inch bottoms are good for decking. from tinboat.net

ageless
11-23-2012, 02:29 PM
MEASURING A MOD V OR FLAT BOTTOM JON BOAT
Jon boat are measure by length across the TOP and BOTTOM width.People confuse width with beam.Beam is the widest point on a hull.It can be any where on a hull.Back to jon boat measurements.If a boat is stated as being a 1436,it has a length of 14 feet and a bottom width of 36 inches or 3 feet.Some odd ball manufactures measure length and beam.Check the manufactures specs to be sure of the bottom width.

Here are the general guide lines on decking flat bottom jon boats.Usual bottom widths are 32,36,40,42,46 and 48 inches.They do get wider,but we are concerned with the smaller boats.

Under 36 inch bottom is to narrow
36 inch boats are sketchy because of different manufactures.To me they are to tippy to deck at all.Member Russo1o had a low decked boat that was ok for him.
Same rule above goes for 40 inch wide boats.
42 inch bottoms are ok.Be careful with deck height above the bottom,especially on the odd boats that have flat sides.The flare or outward lean of the sides give buoyancy and stability.
46 inch bottoms are good for decking. from tinboat.net


Great info. I have already measured the bottom of mine, it's 32". I've seen plenty of Jon boats the same as mine, even smaller 12', that have been decked. Is your info just a suggestion?

ifish4redd
11-23-2012, 02:54 PM
yes,easy way to test is to put boat in water and walk on middle seat.that will tell you(be carefull)

Cray
11-23-2012, 04:59 PM
I had a 14-32 that was decked high in the front with 8pm pedestal. Way to tippy for me. Gave it to neighbors son who is way more agile than this old guy. Would do it just like last picture.