Semi-V or V-bottom

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Semi-V or V-bottom

Postby hurls26 » Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:34 pm

I'm new to the forum and I know this topic has probably been covered time and time again, but I'm looking for some advice/insight. My brother-in-law and I have just started hunting together and I've always hunted out of a semi-v such as an express or lowe roughneck. He grew up hunting with his dad and uncles in a lund Alaskan.

Now we're searching for a boat but neither wants to give up what they're used to. We hunt primarily rivers and backwater. I've never hunted out of something like a lund Alaskan, but I know it must have its advantages and disadvantages.

Any and all insight would be GREATLY APPRECIATED. As well if anyone knows of a good rig for sale I'm completely open to considerations.

Thanks in advance
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Re: Semi-V or V-bottom

Postby j.digiacomo » Wed Jun 18, 2014 6:14 am

if you hunt primarily rivers and backwater, why would you need a deep v? if anything i'd think that would be more of a pain to get into the skinny water. i'd go flat jon or semi-v if the rivers are big enough...
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Re: Semi-V or V-bottom

Postby MNGunner » Wed Jun 18, 2014 6:41 am

The only place a Lund Alaskan would be advantageous is in large open water that gets rough (and also in hauling very heavy loads). For backwaters, you'll appreciate a shallow draft as well as low profile of a flat bottom (or semi-V)
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Re: Semi-V or V-bottom

Postby hurls26 » Wed Jun 18, 2014 6:58 am

We hunt the Ohio River along with several other smaller rivers. The Ohio isn't huge but it's big enough and gets a little dicey at times. We also usually have a 30-40 minute boat ride. That's why I throw out a flat jon. I agree that I don't need a deep-v I was just seeing if there's an advantage that I'm overlooking.

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Re: Semi-V or V-bottom

Postby handyandy » Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:13 am

I hunt the ohio river in the southern indiana area near louisville I run my mod v 15ft excel in it. Most days its just fine for it. Some days when it has been really windy and the open areas get pretty choppy a deep would be better but that is maybe 10-15%of the time. It sounds like to me a mod v would suite you the best. When you buy a boat you wanna buy it for the water and what you do 80-90% of the time. The rest of the time you just gotta deal with making it work.
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Re: Semi-V or V-bottom

Postby mudpack » Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:05 am

The higher the waves, the deeper the Vee you need to handle them.
Flat hulls are for flat water.
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Re: Semi-V or V-bottom

Postby Slack Tide » Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:10 pm

Rougher water needs more V
More V needs More water

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