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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-29-2020, 12:28 PM Thread Starter
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Lowe Jon Boats

What's the general consensus here about Lowe jon boats? I noticed that they started riveting and welding them and wonder what people who own them think about them after some use.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-02-2020, 04:41 PM
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Lowes all-welded Roughneck aluminum jon boat's have a good reputation. I owned a Lund 1648MT Jon for about 5 years before I went to a Lund SSV but the Jon was about a solid of hull as you can find in a riveted jon boat. Even with the modified V you took a hard pounding in chop so I went to a Semi-V SST. Depends on where you're doing your boating on which way to go.

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Thanks for the input, Loggy. I don't think I'm willing to spring the cash for the Roughneck line. Looking pretty strongly at their 1640 Jon, though. Just looking for something suitable for fishing smaller impoundments with a trolling motor and gain a little more usability and convenience over a canoe. Something basic like that seems to also lend itself to all kinds of modifications later if the urge occurs.
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That should do you fine Windsniffer. I used to only fish the Susquehanna River and local lakes with my Jon and it was more than enough boat. I started to fish mostly in the Chincoteague, VA back bays & decided I needed a lil more boat to handle the chop etc so went with a Lund SSV. A quality riveted jon will save you a lot $$ vs a welded and still do the job. My riveted Lund Jon held up good in fishing heavy rock structures etc. such a below Conowingo Hydroelectric plant plus was great running shallow waters.

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