Friday, August 01, 2008

New Boat

© By Othmar Vohringer

My wife got me a present because I am a good boy.

Yesterday I drove to the boat and ATV dealer to pick up the boat. It's only two minutes from our house.

When I came home with the boat one of the neighbors remarked, "It's not a fishing boat. I thought you're getting a fishing boat." I replied, "Yes it is a fishing boat, in the summer. In the winter it's a duck hunting boat."

I always liked Jon Boats because they are so versatile. In my opinion it's the perfect boat for the multi tasking outdoor person.

The Lowe L1436 is 14' long seats 3 people and loads 645 lb. The motor a Suzuki 10 horsepower four stroke will be delivered in a week or two. 10-horse power is all we can use on the lakes around here and is plenty power to push the boat.

Now all I have to do is to build a removable fishing platform on the bow with a swivel seat on a column and two comfortable seats at the stern end. In the winter the boat will be turned into a duck hunting blind featuring a full camouflage tent and a heater to keep me warm. My good neighbor, not the mouthy one, is welded the frame for that as I write this.

It is my second Jon Boat and I am as happy as can be. Oh, did I mention that I love my wife very much. First a rifle and now this boat.
















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7 comments:

deerslayer said...

Great boat and like you said very versitile for all your needs. My wife bought me a bow and I'm still waiting on the gun and boat but I know she still loves me or I wouldn't be hunting. Thanks for the article and remembering your wife got you the boat out of love.

Marian Love Phillips said...

I'm happy for you Othmar that you got a new boat. Be safe and make many memories with it. Keep being a good boy and you never know what your beautiful wife will get you next...Enjoy! :)

SimplyOutdoors said...

Looks like a great little boat. I think Jon boats are so cool too. Plus, can take the motor off, slap on a trolling motor, and get into some spots that bigger boats can't.

Very cool. Enjoy it.

Kristine said...

Cool boat. Looks like you'll have some fun with it.

Tom Sorenson said...

Whoever said it's not a fishing boat has not lived! I'd love to own a little john boat to putt around some of our small lakes and reservoirs. I've only fished out of one once - my grandpa had one for a very brief time and we went fishing on a small trout lake - we trolled around all day long and caught so many big trout - it was great! I loved the stability of the boat and with just the two of us, there was plenty of room to spread ourselves out. You're gonna have a blast...I wish my wife would buy me a present like that for being a good boy! Maybe I need to work on being good.

Othmar Vohringer said...

Thank you all for the comments. I have owned Jon Boats previously and like them for all the reasons you all mentioned. The key word for me is multi functionality.

-ov-

Rick Kratzke said...

That is a nice boat but I am what you call a land lover. The closest I come to water is fishing for trout off a stream bank.

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