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Post by Jim » 04 Jul 2008, 23:36

:WELCOME:

Thanks for joining!
Excellent work so far! :beer:

I would stick with the maximum recommended for the motor. Better safe than sorry!
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Post by Nickk » 04 Jul 2008, 23:45

that looks great!
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Post by Waterwings » 05 Jul 2008, 01:15

Nice work, and the carpeting looks fine! Welcome Aboard! 8)
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Post by FishingBuds » 05 Jul 2008, 12:51

welcome aboard mate :D

nice job on the jon :wink:
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Post by Tompatt » 05 Jul 2008, 13:12

Dang that looks nice. Good job.

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Post by Zum » 05 Jul 2008, 17:53

Looks like a nice job...sorry can't help you with the carpeting,yours look fine in the pictures.
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Post by BLK fisher » 06 Jul 2008, 07:51

Very nice. Good job.

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Post by bassboy1 » 06 Jul 2008, 21:56

As far as overpowering goes, will the boat hold it? Probably, more than likely. But, in the event of an accident where you are liable, the lawyers will have a field day. You better not value your stuff and money. Now, chances are, with a 14 foot jon, you aren't going to get into a deal where you have seriously injured someone, and will be held liable in court. Also, you may have issues with insurance as well. Most people probably won't insure a 14 foot jon, as homeowners insurance often covers it. But, if something happens, even if it is power unrelated, (someone rear ending the boat on the way to the lake) the insurance company may try to use the fact that it is overpowered to worm their way out of paying.

Your decision. I am not advocating either way, but I will say this, their may a boat or two behind my house that might be overpowered...... :lol:


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Post by GregE » 08 Jul 2008, 20:56

Jirwin, what type screws did you use to fasten the back seat mount to the existing bench seat?

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Post by Mossy535 » 19 Jul 2008, 01:01

She looks great Joe! You did a superb job! :beer:

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Post by Jim » 19 Jul 2008, 01:18

very good job....well thought out! The pic with the boat and the truck look sweet! :beer:
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Post by seaarc » 19 Jul 2008, 02:36

Very nice work. It sure is gratifying to get it out on the water and fish don't ya think. On your back seat post mount you may find out it will not hold up mounted that way. I had this concern when I did mine so I ended up cuting a hole in the back side of the rear seat to make access underneath for a support board and so that I could put bolts thru it. This made it pretty solid and you don't see the hole unless you open the rear storage lid. Just my 2 cents worth.

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Post by RStewart » 19 Jul 2008, 11:43

sweet rig.
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Post by SlimeTime » 21 Jul 2008, 21:58

Entire boat looks nice....don't sell yourself short on your carpeting job. I like the way the whole back 1/2 of the rear deck flips-up.....the wheels are turning :mrgreen:

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Post by dedawg1149 » 01 Sep 2008, 16:40

looks good =D>
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