I enjoyed reading this, I've always wanted to get a johnboat to make into a nice fishing boat too. Very nice rebuild, I purchased my first boat last year, then just a few weeks later I was given another from my dads friend (he just showed up in my driveway, and said I'm either dropping it off here, or taking it to the scrap yard) I couldn't pass it up.
Afalconsvick wrote:After the initial investment of the boat, how much do you think you invested in paint, carpet and everything you put into it?
In March and April nearly every weekend was spent fixing it up with hopes it would be ready by first week of May.
I will have to check that website tinboats you posted.The larger of the two has a lousy trailer that needs works, and the smaller boat has a nice trailer but the boat itself needs a lot of work.
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However, now I must wait for close to 30 inches of ice to melt until I get to use this new toy on the rivers and lakes of WI.
My 14 ' Custom bass spokesman Lowe iodin 36 cookie drive Lowe Jon 1989 Pan 14 Jon started gluing on the carpet at the army tank seating area and courtyard and waste ball over are glued and then if you have character deficit amps duty sauce pan go it alone. To get everyone acquainted with the project, here's a quick synopsis of the early stages of the project:Boat was purchased on October 8, 2012 along the roadside.
For what I didn't need to buy such as carpeting and wood, a typical sheet of marine grade plywood runs $50-75 (we used two sheets), and a 15ft square foot roll of outdoor carpeting goes for the same price range if not slightly more.I'd say if you had many of the accessories already such as road worthy trailer, locators, outboards, anchors, oars, etc, a project like this can be cheaper than getting one of those specialty made-for-fishing kayaks or buying a brand new rigged and loaded jon from the dealer.
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I bought the roll back in 2008 for my first boat I rebuilt as an extra and it went unused until now.
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Old camo paint wearing off, all original floorboards and decks rotting away, and a crack where beam met transom in need of a welder to seal.
Skip Baker Pic late owner of triad enjoying an afternoon inward CA built inland Bristol RI.A penis of scrap triton hayseed chemical group Plans To Build A Deck On Jon Boats-5. I preserved the rotting flooring which led to a seamless template trace and new floor cutting and installation. I wanted to build myself the ultimate little river rig for running float trips - casting for muskies and hunting down smallmouth bass. Before I began my restoration, boat immediately went to the welding shop when it returned to IL for repairs.
In early March I spent my time by carefully measuring out the floor and tracing my new floor and deck templates with cardboard. After working out the blueprints, I settled on this layout.Following the layout, my prepwork began.
I did lots of research on this and spent hours reading regarding the need for sanding and priming. About half of the census told me that all I really needed to do was a thorough job of electrical sanding and oscillating. Considering we've been limited on nice weather days in the Midwest this spring and I needed substantially warmer than 40 degree weather to do it, I elected to sand it down as best as I could and this would be all the prepwork I'd do. I was originally planning to use Rustoleum Marine but I had difficulties selecting my ideal color and locating it. I hit the 'net some more and did research on what duck hunters and other jonboat enthusiasts use for their paints. I do expect it will scratch up with use but hey it adds to the character of a utility river boat.
I completed the sanding, prepwork, and interior and exterior painting; All during a two day window of sunny 60-degree weather. Who would have ever imagined that the person who gave me the wood also helped me with the cut, and that the wood would again return to the driveway it originally came from?!? Pat has rebuilt and installed boat flooring before so he was the perfect choice for aiding me during this phase of the project. With the professional builder and contractor by trade this took us three hours to complete.
I hope you enjoyed my case of beer![For those of you interested, Pat is a newly certified captain and licensed fishing guide.
He will be offering trips on the Chicago River, Fox Chain, and other local waterways throughout the year]Pictured above is the heavy duty work done in Pat’s driveway.

To make sure each cut would fit perfectly (seen below), we took them to the belt sander for precise shaping. The cutting and carpeting was all completed within a single day.The following next few days, in between the great flood of 2013, we worked on building up the deck supports. I was never good at geometry, nor am I a structural engineer, but the system we came up with is seen below:I’ve observed photos of other jon boat projects and everyone’s deck supports are always different.
They range from sophisticated bracing and welding jobs to a simple buildup of wood and in other times nothing. It's important to know that the original owners of this boat used absolutely zero deck supports for this. Built rock solid with zero give.Initially I was undecided on whether to include a storage door for beneath the deck.
Luckily when Pat and I made our cuts the weekend before, we had enough leftover wood to trace out my sad excuse of a door template. Something short shaft and 55lb thrust would have been ideal but the ones I found were either overpriced or very old and broken down. It has a 42?shaft with 45lb thrust, good enough for just about any type of scenario.In order to mount it, I had to get creative. I built a mounting platform with treated lumber and made it level with the diamond-plated bow.
We then used four 6-inch torx screws (used to build patios and deck building) to drive it through and hold the mount in place.Following the platform installation, the trolling motor was installed without trouble.
I have more than enough room up here for standing or sitting and leaning back on a butt seat.
14 feet of aluminum badassery nestled onto Shoreland’r trailer which I saved from my previous tin boat.
Not pictured are Evinrude outboard and rear deck electronics as those two items are sitting in the garage up north. The cost of parts and materials and add-ons was $365 before all sorts of last-minute screws and mounting bolts were needed. What saved me was having lots of accessories such as the outboard, trailer, electronics and carpeting.This luxury yacht will be primarily used on rivers and lakes with horrific public access.

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