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Old 03-18-2011, 04:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well thanks to EPC I bought his Jon Boat and now I need to put what I need in it to be legal. Its a 14 ft with a 40 lb troller
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Old 03-18-2011, 05:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Life Jacket. Whistle. Lights(if you are gonna fish at night). Plug.

Dont know for sure if you need a bailing bucket or not.
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Old 03-18-2011, 05:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If electric only you don't have to have a fire extinguisher, but....

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Oar/paddle
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you don't have to have a bailing bucket or a paddle but it is wise to have both. you are not required to have a fire extinguisher on board but many of us do
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Old 03-18-2011, 05:47 PM   #5 (permalink)
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You don't need a throwable since it's only 14 feet long. Fish/depth finder would be good. Got an idea from fishinphil today, a portable pump that kicks on when it gets water isn't a bad idea either. Like $20 from wally world and they hook up directly to your battery.
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I have the paddle and the fishfinder, life vests, air horn, getting the battery this weekend and lights (gotta do night fishing). Now all I have to do is find my heavier rods and reels. Been doing the UL stuff for so long gonna need to up size again.
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Someone mention a cooler yet?
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Bailing bucket will help handle recycled coffee.
I can double as a drift sock to slow you down going down wind.
Since you won't be able to power load the boat on a trailer, a good boat hook is real handy. Mooring lines?
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Nope on the cooler mention yet found a good sized flat top one for the boy to sit on when we have more than just us two. making a cart for it this weekend to help transport it to the lake so I don't have to drag it ( son is turning * on Monday and still a little heavy for him to lift). got a good rope and a hook in the middle of my bed of my truck to pull it in with.
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ok a side note how long do you think a deep cycle battery will last with a little wind and such with a 40 lb minnkota. would a battery guage be a good idea to have and how low can I run it and still move
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