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Willie Rip
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Displacement Hull

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I've decided to build a displacement hull on my next jon boat. My current boat is 1236 boat. I plan to build a 1648 displacement hull. That way I won't have to repower. I figure dead rise the transom out of the water to reduce drag.

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Re: Displacement Hull

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Displacement hulls are great for hauling a lot of weight, but they are slow.
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Re: Displacement Hull

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Yeah, thx. I've decided to go with a planing hull and make the boat 1648. That way I can run a big block. The US Coast Guard won't allow more than 10 hp on a 1636 flat-bottom, hard-chine boat.

I plan on taking your advice about epoxy, fiberglassing the whole boat. I really don;t want to buy or build another boat in my lifetime, so I figure build it right now.

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