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#10791810 - 04/23/15 06:33 PM Older Deck Boat or a party barge ?
taterpop Offline
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I am thinking about getting a older deck or barge for fishing and grand kids. Anyone ever strip one down removing all the fluff, seats and make a fishing rig out of it?


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#10792795 - 04/24/15 07:26 AM Re: Older Deck Boat or a party barge ? [Re: taterpop]
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Pretty simple
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#10794173 - 04/24/15 03:06 PM Re: Older Deck Boat or a party barge ? [Re: taterpop]
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I re-built one from the pontoons up,and installed only one permanently mounted seat,which is the Captains leaning post. All other seats are folding deck chairs and bag-chairs from Sam's Club,and they work great! Only set up the number of chairs needed,face them the direction you want them, and keep the other floor space open.

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#10794354 - 04/24/15 04:19 PM Re: Older Deck Boat or a party barge ? [Re: opus]
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Originally Posted By: opus
Pretty simple
Did you do a deck boat or a pontoon boat ?

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#10795903 - 04/25/15 08:37 AM Re: Older Deck Boat or a party barge ? [Re: taterpop]
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Lowes deckboat really all I had to do was add troll motor and rod holders really like it. Ive had toons really like deakboat a lot better.
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#10797376 - 04/25/15 09:38 PM Re: Older Deck Boat or a party barge ? [Re: taterpop]
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I saw a lowe deck boat on grags list awhile back looked good. Thanks

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#10797408 - 04/25/15 09:57 PM Re: Older Deck Boat or a party barge ? [Re: taterpop]
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I just worked on a 1991 Sweetwater pontoon that came with 4 fishing chairs and a center console. Will try get a picture and post it tomorrow.
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#10797948 - 04/26/15 10:24 AM Re: Older Deck Boat or a party barge ? [Re: taterpop]
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Hurricane deckboats make good fishing rigs too
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#10798284 - 04/26/15 02:37 PM Re: Older Deck Boat or a party barge ? [Re: taterpop]
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Thanks Gary

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#10798925 - 04/26/15 07:41 PM Re: Older Deck Boat or a party barge ? [Re: taterpop]
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I have had limited experience with a deck boat and pontoon. The deck boat had been setting for a while and we could never get the Volvo engine to run right. The boat seemed sluggish and awkward. The pontoon was much lighter and of course it had an outboard on it. A Honda 90 which was plenty for the toon. Dual locators, Terrova trolling motor, radio, lounger and 4 captain chairs. My preference was the toon. I know it is like comparing apples and oranges!
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#10799205 - 04/26/15 09:19 PM Re: Older Deck Boat or a party barge ? [Re: taterpop]
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I put off pontoon purchase for many years, raised 2 boys with 14 ft flat bottom and little bigger fiberglass . Finally bought used 22 ft, 90 Yamaha used from my friend next door. We love it, all 6 adults and 2 grandkids and few more can ride ,fish, tube, or just sit watch other crazies on lake. Great for catfishin or bream or whatever ya fish for.
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#10799324 - 04/26/15 10:01 PM Re: Older Deck Boat or a party barge ? [Re: taterpop]
taterpop Offline
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Thanks, I was blessed with one grandson that will try anything that I do coon hunting fishing you name it but four years later a grand daughter then eleven months later I was blessed with a set of twin grand daughters. And all four will follow every step that i make so that's why I'm asking.

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#10802137 - 04/27/15 08:46 PM Re: Older Deck Boat or a party barge ? [Re: taterpop]
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#10809716 - 04/30/15 03:08 PM Re: Older Deck Boat or a party barge ? [Re: taterpop]
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Gary looks like you got her ready.

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