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by jtf
16 Dec 2019, 20:13
Forum: Sell it, buy it, swap it
Topic: "New" 1648 Jet Mod-Vee Weldbilt
Replies: 4
Views: 1555

"New" 1648 Jet Mod-Vee Weldbilt

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by jtf
27 Nov 2019, 14:48
Forum: Sell it, buy it, swap it
Topic: "New" 1648 Jet Mod-Vee Weldbilt
Replies: 4
Views: 1555

"New" 1648 Jet Mod-Vee Weldbilt

The craigslist add is probably gone. $8700 : northwest NC, southwest VA, east TN area. Under deck fuel tanks 12 gallons, three lockable hatches, one is dry box, lights, 10 hrs on 50/35 Tohatsu 2 stroke motor, hull is "new" but several years old, 3 seats, livewell, casting/leg brace as shown is remov...
by jtf
21 Nov 2019, 10:05
Forum: Outboard Jets
Topic: Sketchy Shallow Run
Replies: 7
Views: 1622

Sketchy Shallow Run

Having used both anchors in many bottom structures and river conditions, the toothed anchor is a bit better holder and easier to un-stick in rocky ledges. Twenty pounds is minimum weight for our 14ft hulls, we are in some heavy river waters, and never anchor down in a swift run. The pyramid hits poi...
by jtf
21 Nov 2019, 09:26
Forum: General Jet Boat questions
Topic: Jet Boating Tips/Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 723

Jet Boating Tips/Advice

Look for the most undisturbed water flow. That can be a vee or slick, deeper water. To go down, I turn the bow upstream and use the trolling motor to slowly drop the boat through the same paths as coming up. Sometimes I idle the outboard or even take it up, according to the speed of the river.
by jtf
09 Nov 2019, 16:01
Forum: Outboard Jets
Topic: Sketchy Shallow Run
Replies: 7
Views: 1622

Sketchy Shallow Run

In the drift boat (14ft), I use a 30lb pyramid anchor from Hyde Drift Boats, sometimes that anchor will lodge in a ledge and it's dangerous to get it loose, if you can. I'm going to one of their cylinder toothed anchors. And usually we keep a second anchor if we need to cut the anchor line. I have u...
by jtf
09 Nov 2019, 10:45
Forum: General Jet Boat questions
Topic: Converting a prop outboard to jet
Replies: 9
Views: 938

Converting a prop outboard to jet

I run a 2 stroke jet on a 16ft welded hull, no tunnel. The shop that set up the boat is about 2 hours away. It needed to be adjusted just right because I didn't use a jack plate. This shop builds hulls and often will switch the foot to prop, we have waters for each in the area. But, all his hulls ha...
by jtf
05 Oct 2019, 14:07
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1648 jet fly-fishing
Replies: 1
Views: 959

1648 jet fly-fishing

If any interest, price reduced on sale board here: fresh tune up last week, smallmouth and walleye river runner: west NC, east TN, southwest VA
by jtf
05 Oct 2019, 14:04
Forum: Sell it, buy it, swap it
Topic: "New" 1648 Jet Mod-Vee Weldbilt
Replies: 4
Views: 1555

"New" 1648 Jet Mod-Vee Weldbilt

Fresh tune up last week, $9,200, smallmouth and walleye river runner: west NC, east TN, southwest VA
by jtf
23 Sep 2019, 13:01
Forum: Sell it, buy it, swap it
Topic: "New" 1648 Jet Mod-Vee Weldbilt
Replies: 4
Views: 1555

"New" 1648 Jet Mod-Vee Weldbilt

Posted this on the board with pictures. Ten hours on motor/hull, used trailer. Wired for trolling motor, live well, three lockable hatches, two 6 gallon under deck tanks. A second carpeted floor included. Welded hull 1648, 50/35 Tohatsu two stroke. $10,500: northwest NC . https://www.tinboats.net/fo...
by jtf
23 Sep 2019, 12:54
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1648 jet fly-fishing
Replies: 1
Views: 959

1648 jet fly-fishing

100_3369.JPG Got the Weldbilt 1648 finished, one step at a time. Going on craigslist and here for sale with just 10 hours...knew I wanted a larger hull...haha Replaced cleats with double no-snag eyes, treated smooth marine flooring, plug in trolling motor & mount, removable casting brace, two front...
by jtf
22 Sep 2019, 10:17
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 14ft Welded Jon
Replies: 8
Views: 847

14ft Welded Jon

Mod-Vee vs flat bottom
by jtf
19 Sep 2019, 12:11
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 14ft Welded Jon
Replies: 8
Views: 847

14ft Welded Jon

Only one I can find is Weld-Craft? Want a mod-vee.
by jtf
18 Sep 2019, 14:13
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 14ft Welded Jon
Replies: 8
Views: 847

14ft Welded Jon

Thinking of building a smaller 1442 or even a 1436 boat when my 1648 jet sells. Reason is that it's hard to put-in a wider boat on my home rivers. Very rocky areas need a smaller hull to access. Would prefer a mod/vee and small jet. Welded would suit.
by jtf
17 Sep 2019, 10:34
Forum: General Jet Boat questions
Topic: Value Jet/Jon
Replies: 5
Views: 874

Value Jet/Jon

These mountain rivers around here would be a good place for 14ft modvee with 36-42" width and a smallish jet. I don't know if anyone makes a factory model welded.
by jtf
11 Sep 2019, 13:08
Forum: General Jet Boat questions
Topic: Value Jet/Jon
Replies: 5
Views: 874

Value Jet/Jon

We have a bunch of muskie and trout tailwaters up here. I think a couple guides in east TN are going to buy it, just talked to them. It was a good test boat. If I build another jet, it will be a 12-14ft for the small streams here. My Hyde drift boat is 14ft uhmw bottom and does it all except can't t...