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Blue Fin 375 Jon Boat
« on: November 17, 2010, 04:04:59 PM »
Blue Fin have released a new model. The Jon Boat will suit the skinny water and electric impoundments fisho, that is looking for a little more than a canoe, and not as much as a full on boat.
The pictures are of a 375 Jon Boat, with paint, and cast deck, you can order the same boat with a 60 ltr livewell( 375 Bass pro)
Length, 3.75 mtr. Length overall with rails, 3.95 mtr
Beam, 1.165 mtr
Hull depth, 400 mm
Weight, bass pro with live well, 75kg
2 of us in the shop had no trouble lifting, i could put it on roof racks myself, with a little thought quite easily
Available from all good Blue Fin Dealers :youbeauty



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Re: Blue Fin 375 Jon Boat
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2010, 10:44:56 PM »
G'Day Paul,

Thanks for the info.

Have you got bigger pictures? I'm trying to work out what the hell those front end extras are? Are they solid (as in deck) or are they religious (holy)?

And who is this Jon fella? He makes boats at alot of different companies.  :P

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Re: Blue Fin 375 Jon Boat
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2010, 06:23:12 AM »
Fitz,

I was wondering the same thing!! I had a look at the website and seems they have the bowmount leccy mounted in the middle with the shaft sitting in the middle of those extra bits so they may just be bumper bars for the leccy.  They certainly look the goods though.

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Re: Blue Fin 375 Jon Boat
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2010, 11:31:23 AM »
More pics showing electric motor placement

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Re: Blue Fin 375 Jon Boat
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2010, 12:39:33 PM »
Ah, that makes it much clearer, thanks Paul. The bars are to protect the Minn Kota then. Jon is a clever fellow.  ;)

Can you get those filled in?

Cheers,

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Re: Blue Fin 375 Jon Boat
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2010, 12:47:57 PM »
Jon's not that bright.  When the leccy is stowed you won't be able to open that front hatch.  Good lookin' little boat though.

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Re: Blue Fin 375 Jon Boat
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2010, 10:08:53 AM »
You would have to think Jon would be wealthy if he owned intelectual property?
 Dont worry about the hatch Dale, as long as the esky is stored somewhere else she will be fine

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Re: Blue Fin 375 Jon Boat
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2010, 06:29:05 PM »
Definition of JOHNBOAT
: a narrow flat-bottomed square-ended boat usually propelled by a pole or paddle and used on inland waterways
Origin of JOHNBOAT
First Known Use: 1905
THE OZARK JOHNBOAT
One of the most interesting products of the Ozarks is the johnboat, a combination of the ingenuity of the people and the natural features of the region. The johnboat is a long, narrow, flat-bottomed wooden boat designed for fishing the pools (called eddies) of the Ozark rivers and floating over the swift shallow riffles. It floats downstream with the current and is paddled by one person in the back using a light-weight paddle.

No one knows for sure when the first johnboat was built or where it got its name, though it is generally agreed that it was first designed by a man named John for float trips on the White River. The same general style boat was used throughout the Ozarks on most streams. Each river had its own boat which was adapted to the characteristic features of that river.

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Re: Blue Fin 375 Jon Boat
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2010, 03:02:31 PM »
Definition of JOHNBOAT
: a narrow flat-bottomed square-ended boat usually propelled by a pole or paddle and used on inland waterways
Origin of JOHNBOAT
First Known Use: 1905
THE OZARK JOHNBOAT
One of the most interesting products of the Ozarks is the johnboat, a combination of the ingenuity of the people and the natural features of the region. The johnboat is a long, narrow, flat-bottomed wooden boat designed for fishing the pools (called eddies) of the Ozark rivers and floating over the swift shallow riffles. It floats downstream with the current and is paddled by one person in the back using a light-weight paddle.

No one knows for sure when the first johnboat was built or where it got its name, though it is generally agreed that it was first designed by a man named John for float trips on the White River. The same general style boat was used throughout the Ozarks on most streams. Each river had its own boat which was adapted to the characteristic features of that river.

Well there you have it, Jon was a pretty clever chap.  :youbeauty  :thanks

Wonder if he was mates with that Greek fellow Steve (Stratos)  ;)

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Re: Blue Fin 375 Jon Boat
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2011, 11:54:00 AM »
Us Johns are pretty inventive blokes, I'm sure the Mitchell lad would agree. I like that setup seeing as how I'm too cranky in the joints to get into canoes and even worse, kayaks.
JD

 

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