Meyers, in business since 1937, produces an extremely durable and attractive line of fishing boats. Using their experience in manufacturing aircraft, Meyers has designed their fleet for rough service. Meyers boat hulls are stretch-formed over a die to shape the hull halves. These halves are then welded together, forming virtually one piece of metal between you and the water. Oarlocks, drain plug, and bow castings are standard. They feature extruded chines, gunwales, splash rails and keels
Explorer series are light, narrow Jon boats
with a 46" beam - Olive drab paint 0.040 hull
A. The seats, chines, gunwales and support ribs are riveted in, not
welded. The reason for this is to maintain hull strength and
integrity. It would be easier and cheaper just to tack weld these parts
in, but welding on a non-seam portion of the hull (after having been heat
treated to add strength to the aluminum) could cause that portion of the hull to
lose hardness, resulting in a soft spot.
Q. What is the construction like?
A. All hulls are 5052 Marine Grade Aluminum, stretch formed for extra strength. Hulls have extruded chines and keel covers for extra protection. This feature prevents thin spots wearing thru the hull, as on some other boats, which merely press the chines into the bottom of their hulls. The chines and keel covers take the abuse of being dragged up on shore instead of the hull, adding to the life of the boat.
Q. There are a lot of different manufacturers out there. How do I compare these to Meyers Boats?
A. There are many quality manufacturers, but
basically many aluminum boats do look alike at first glance, so it can be hard
to determine the differences without a little investigation. First, look
closely at the overall construction for quality workmanship. Then compare
the specifications. Hull thickness? Width of boat for
stability? Height of boat for maximum freeboard (clear space from gunwale
to waterline)? You may find, that what appears at first glance to be very
similar, is actually a smaller or less rugged boat, even though the lengths can
Q. What is the warranty on Meyers Semi Vee and Jon Boats?
A. Meyers Semi Vee and Jon Boats come with a Limited 20 year manufacturers warranty.
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