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#11899742 - 10/25/16 08:07 PM small john boat or bass buster
roadtrip Offline
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Registered: 04/26/02
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Loc: Terrell/Dallas
I'm looking for about a 12 ft johnboat, semi-v or a 2 man bass buster for a small private pond. I have a canoe, but I need something that the grandkids or company can use. Don't need motor or trailer, a barebones fishing platform will work.
Thanks and tight lines.

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#11914985 - 11/03/16 11:36 AM Re: small john boat or bass buster [Re: roadtrip]
hookset86 Offline
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Registered: 04/28/11
Posts: 261
Loc: Fort Worth, TX
I have a 2 man boat 2 seats anchor with 40 minn kotta graph and battery for 500.

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#12052378 - 01/21/17 11:13 AM Re: small john boat or bass buster [Re: hookset86]
cope102 Offline
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Registered: 05/09/15
Posts: 158
Originally Posted By: hookset86
I have a 2 man boat 2 seats anchor with 40 minn kotta graph and battery for 500.


you have pictures?

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#12163241 - 03/28/17 09:04 PM Re: small john boat or bass buster [Re: roadtrip]
slabcrazy Offline
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Registered: 05/22/14
Posts: 37
I have a 2 man water buster I will let go for 150.00

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#12164046 - 03/29/17 10:35 AM Re: small john boat or bass buster [Re: roadtrip]
medinaD Offline
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Registered: 08/11/10
Posts: 142
Loc: Medina County, Texas
My advise/opinion is to go with a Bass Buster type boat if it is a pontoon type. The small aluminum type john boats tend to be unstable. Kids are wanting to stand up and move around, can't really do that too safely with john boats. It's easy to lose you balance in them unless your sitting all the time. The bass buster type are more difficult to paddle though. A cheap trolling motor will fix that.
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#12164531 - 03/29/17 03:38 PM Re: small john boat or bass buster [Re: roadtrip]
mark.tpt Offline
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Registered: 04/26/16
Posts: 133
+1 on the pontoon boat. I have a Pond Prowler, and I love it! Very stable platform, and would fit your needs perfectly.

I also have a Minn Kota 30# tm for sale if you're interested.

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#12165388 - 03/30/17 08:48 AM Re: small john boat or bass buster [Re: roadtrip]
passinthru Offline
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Registered: 08/11/14
Posts: 246
Loc: Sanger
I have a 2015 pelican 10E I'd sell for $450, for $200 more I'd throw in a battery and a minnkota 50lb trolling motor. This was all bought new at academy summer of 2015 and has been used less than 10 times.

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#12169669 - 04/02/17 09:00 AM Re: small john boat or bass buster [Re: roadtrip]
roadtrip Offline
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Sorry I haven't checked this post for a while. Will answer pms. Thanks
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#12194399 - 04/11/17 05:19 PM Re: small john boat or bass buster [Re: roadtrip]
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Registered: 10/13/08
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Loc: Granbury, TX
Check these out before you buy. Go to www.onefrogtwo.com the other links below are not active because the company can now ship direct to your door. I have used them for the past 10+ years and they are AWESOME! Enjoy!
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#12221718 - 04/28/17 03:21 PM Re: small john boat or bass buster [Re: roadtrip]
karpbuster Offline
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Registered: 09/14/09
Posts: 12229
Loc: Albuquerque, NM
Originally Posted By: roadtrip
I'm looking for about a 12 ft johnboat, semi-v or a 2 man bass buster for a small private pond. I have a canoe, but I need something that the grandkids or company can use. Don't need motor or trailer, a barebones fishing platform will work.
Thanks and tight lines.



Awesome picture, beautiful spot. I have a Twin Troller X10 they are pretty nice. I built stabilizer for my canoes and the Grandkids can use the canoes that way.
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#12246930 - 05/15/17 05:53 PM Re: small john boat or bass buster [Re: roadtrip]
roadtrip Offline
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Registered: 04/26/02
Posts: 11687
Loc: Terrell/Dallas
Thanks.

I've seen canoes with stabilizers, haven't thought of that. Might look into it.
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#12248296 - 05/16/17 02:29 PM Re: small john boat or bass buster [Re: roadtrip]
Searsay Offline
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Registered: 07/26/12
Posts: 221
Loc: Lewisville TX
roadtrip - maybe look at a - Porta-Bote - basically a rowboat w/ motor mount. Holds up well to weather since it is made of the same stuff as Kayak's (just a lot thicker).

If for some reason you want to use it somewhere else/camping whatever - folds up and easy to port around.

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#12248465 - 05/16/17 04:00 PM Re: small john boat or bass buster [Re: roadtrip]
Cat finder Offline
Angler

Registered: 03/14/15
Posts: 399
Loc: Dallas, Texas
After owning one I suggest a pelican bass raider or the like. The one worry we always have on the water is sinking... These just don't sink if weight limits aren't over done much.
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