I'll start it off.
This has been my rig for the last couple seasons. 1442 mod v Jon boat. 6X6 platform 4" rise. 4X400watt halos and a 2500 watt Honda genny.
Gonna be my new rig for this spring. 1648 mod v. Gonna have a 6X8 flush platform with 6 150watt HPS lights.
We bought it with the set up on it but it was made from all alluninum so that its lighter but very strong all in the same. Its a 1/8 in thick sheet welded to a tubed frame. And no it doesnt get to tippsy but its a wide river jon so it holds the weight pretty good. Heres a closer pic of the platform.
They are halogen lights we have never got a chance to use them cause no generator but the previous owner said that they were more than enough. And the platform is about 2 foot high. The platform is attached to the front by angle aluminum and bolted through the top bubble of the boat ever 12-18 in and it has 2 pieces of tubed aluminum that has plates on the bottom at the rear of the platform the hold up the rear.
no big deal just wondered for stability reasons. Mostly it's just me and my buddies, but I take my 60 year old uncle and my dad a few times a year and I want to make sure it will be stable enough for them.