Layout hunting lake St Claire

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Layout hunting lake St Claire

Postby Baher20018 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 1:07 pm

Would a 18ft Jon boat with a 20 hp motor be a useable tender boat on lake st claire?
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Re: Layout hunting lake St Claire

Postby mproffitt57 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:48 pm

I would want at least a modified V to cut the waves. I have almost sunk a jon boat in lake erie because they slap the waves rather than cut them... If you hunt lighter I might be fine.
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Re: Layout hunting lake St Claire

Postby waterfowlhunter » Sun Mar 23, 2014 6:19 am

It would work but I will never do it again, I had an 18' Grizzly modified V which is basically a flatbottom john. When the waves pick up you start to loose directional control and it is hard to steer the boat or keep a straight line. I am not talking white caps either but just a real good roll will push the boat all over the place. It had high sides and there was no issue with water coming over but a 45 min ride took about 2 hours fighting the waves back to the landing and that was with 40hp. We had 4 guys and gear in the boat at the time.
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Re: Layout hunting lake St Claire

Postby buster_22 » Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:09 am

Yeah been there done that. Get something bigger, it's not worth the worry. :no:
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Re: Layout hunting lake St Claire

Postby BootsUpDucks2121 » Wed Oct 01, 2014 6:08 pm

Probably a dangerous proposition.
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Re: Layout hunting lake St Claire

Postby Smith » Fri Oct 03, 2014 4:14 pm

On an average day you'd be fine, but if the wind picked up, it could get ugly in a hurry.
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Re: Layout hunting lake St Claire

Postby Baher20018 » Sun Oct 05, 2014 5:45 pm

Sold it and got a bankes dominator.
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