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opinions on best duck boat

Postby pezteq84 » Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:01 pm

whats everyones thoughts on the BEST duck hunting boats out there, old and new,fiberglass, aluminum
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Re: opinions on best duck boat

Postby B.E.Nelli » Sat Mar 15, 2014 11:20 pm

I think the sheer numbers of aluminum Jon boats out there used as duck boats speaks volumes to how good of an overall duck boat they are. Many other boats may hold advantages in certain areas. But OVERALL winner has to be a Jon.
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Re: opinions on best duck boat

Postby T Man » Sat Mar 15, 2014 11:31 pm

Way too many ways to hunt ducks to only have 1 best boat.
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Re: opinions on best duck boat

Postby TomKat » Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:34 am

Thats why I own two boats

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Re: opinions on best duck boat

Postby KRB » Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:03 am

If money were no object I would have a Bankes 14 dominator for the bay and a 21 goliath for seaducks. If only one the Bankes 17 freedom.
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Re: opinions on best duck boat

Postby MNGunner » Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:06 am

pezteq84 wrote:whats everyones thoughts on the BEST duck hunting boats out there, old and new,fiberglass, aluminum


That really depends on WHERE you hunt (i.e. what type of water you have to cross). I have a 1754 Gator Trax Mud Boat with GTR35 (.125 5086 welded aluminum) and it's a great mix for me--I have to cross large stretches of open water that can have pretty good sized waves, but also allows me to go in SUPER shallow (i.e. pure mud), weedy areas and areas with underwater obstacles all with three guys and decoys, lab, etc.

This would NOT be the ideal boat if I hunted much smaller areas alone with remote launches. It would also not be good for really big water hunting or sea duck hunting.
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Re: opinions on best duck boat

Postby 2500hdon37s » Sun Mar 16, 2014 2:06 pm

the best boat depends entirely on how/ where you hunt.
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Re: opinions on best duck boat

Postby fowlplayx » Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:04 pm

Original post !! -^ thats like asking whats the best gun in the world !? Do u evan hunt lol ? I mean duck hunt.? . Hey guys whats the best transportation -!
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Re: opinions on best duck boat

Postby pezteq84 » Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:55 pm

I just wanted to hear everyones opinions as it makes for a fun read as everyones opinions are their own and different. No need to be rude fowlplayx! yes I duck hunt but I'm sure I'm not as good as you are... :thumbsup:
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Re: opinions on best duck boat

Postby fowlplayx » Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:08 pm

Not trying to be a **** lol its just a supper open topic when u say best duck boat... the best duck boat in my mind lol is the one that gets you and your gear back every hunt lol if money was no issue id have 1 of each style of boat that their is for fowl..from fan boats to deep vs with twins on the back
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Re: opinions on best duck boat

Postby pezteq84 » Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:21 pm

I hear you I would have the same, a boat for all occasions but I was just posting for a good convo and hearing other peoples opinions help give good ideas.
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Re: opinions on best duck boat

Postby uglymug » Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:41 pm

I think a thread where a bunch of old rich guys gave away their boats to poor college students would go a long ways. :wink:

To stay on topic I think a 16 - 18' Mod V is probably the most versatile duck boat out there .
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Re: opinions on best duck boat

Postby aeonstar » Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:36 pm

It's a popcorn thread so here goes.


Forget the Jon boats.
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