Thought this would be a good topic to start as a lot of guys on here are asking about jon boats and/or own one. So I'll leave it to the gurus, what'd you guys think? Pros and cons? suggestions?
The wind and waves down here on the coast slapping against the boat are hard on the rivets too.Mine is riveted, decision based solely on price. It is a 2000 Alumacraft, 12'. Has held up well to date. I treat her pretty well, but she gets slapped around a bit by the chop on Kerr Lake sometimes. I would say if you take decent care of it, a riveted boat will hold up well. Of course, a lot of people are hard on jon boats, dragging them to ponds, throwing them in pickups, etc.