What is a jon boat good for?

Jon boats are essentially flat-bottomed, utility boats. They are used for a variety of different tasks, from hunting to fishing to collecting lumber. Because of the flat shape of the hull, Jon boats tend to sit on top of the water as opposed to cruising through it.

Where are Tracker jon boats made?

TRACKER® Boats builds a full line of Mod V, Deep V and utility / jon boats in our Missouri manufacturing facility. Founded in 1978 by Johnny Morris, TRACKER was the first to offer a ready-to-fish boat, motor and trailer package at a nationally advertised price—which revolutionized the boating industry.

Can you take a jon boat in the ocean?

Jon boats can go in the ocean but only under very specific conditions. A mod-v Jon boat is the best choice for ocean use but only in optimal calm weather conditions and never far from shore. The flat bottom and low freeboard make a Jon boat unsuitable for rough ocean water.

Is Jon boat flat bottom?

Jon boats have a flat or nearly flat bottom. They have squared-off bows rather than coming to a point at the front. Most jon boats are made of aluminum, though there are also a handful of fiberglass and roto-molded polyethylene models on the market.

How shallow can a Jon boat go?

Since a Jon boat won’t submerge much in the water due to its hull design, it can be used in shallow waters where depth will be low (around 3 feet or less).

What kind of aluminum are jon boats made of?

A Guide To Marine Grade Aluminum

Aluminum Grade-Temper Yield strength (psi) Workability
5052-H32 28,000 Fair
5083-H321 (Interchangeable With: H111 & H116) 33,000 Good
5086-H32 30,000 Excellent
6061-T6 40,000 Good

Do Tracker boats have wood decks?

Tracker uses no wood in the transom, it is all aluminum built with robotic welding.

Can a jon boat sink?

Jon boats rarely flip but they can easily take on enough water to sink when they are not used correctly. Below are a few things you can do to ensure your Jon boat does not take on water. Avoid overloading the boat.

How big are Jon boats?

Jon boats are available commercially between 8 and 24 feet (2.4 and 7.3 m) long and 32 to 60 inches (81 to 152 cm) wide, though custom sizes may be found. The simple design includes an open hull, without a bilge, leaving the ribs exposed.

What are Jon boats?

A jon boat (or johnboat) is a flat-bottomed boat constructed of aluminum, fiberglass, or wood with one, two, or three bench seats. They are suitable for fishing and hunting.

Who makes bass Tracker Boats?

Tracker Marine makes aluminum bass boats, all-species boats, and jon boats, which are all-purpose boats aimed at a variety of sports. Most models are aimed at non-professional users, for whom the low price is a bonus.

What is a grizzly tracker boat?

The all-welded TRACKER® GRIZZLY® 1754 SC jon boat package is a rugged mid-sized john that’s adaptable for fishing, hunting or general utility work.