New Jon Boat Project

*****This section is for Full Boat Projects Only*****
User avatar
Jim
Site Admin
Posts: 17496
Joined: 29 Nov 2006, 21:00
13
Location: Shrewsbury, MA

New Jon Boat Project

Post by Jim »

:WELCOME:

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

I would stick with the maximum recommended for the motor. Better safe than sorry!
Be Respectful!
This site is rated PG, No Politics, No Porn, No Bashing allowed!

Free Decal? Click here to get one!

User avatar
Nickk
Posts: 1075
Joined: 24 Jul 2007, 14:42
13
Location: Northern IL

New Jon Boat Project

Post by Nickk »

that looks great!
><{{{{*>

User avatar
Waterwings
Posts: 9266
Joined: 12 Oct 2007, 09:41
12
Location: Northwest KY. Fairweather angler

New Jon Boat Project

Post by Waterwings »

Nice work, and the carpeting looks fine! Welcome Aboard! 8)
Image1652VT RoughneckImageCarrot Stix LTX

User avatar
FishingBuds
Posts: 1692
Joined: 05 Jan 2008, 21:32
12
Location: Boonville, IN.

New Jon Boat Project

Post by FishingBuds »

welcome aboard mate :D

nice job on the jon :wink:
2TIM 4:7 I Have Fought the Good Fight, I Have Finished the Race, I Have Kept the Faith.

My "1973" 1436 custom jon link!

User avatar
Tompatt
Posts: 441
Joined: 16 Mar 2008, 18:14
12
Location: Macon, GA

New Jon Boat Project

Post by Tompatt »

Dang that looks nice. Good job.

User avatar
Zum
Posts: 3605
Joined: 13 Apr 2008, 11:37
12
Location: Nova Scotia

New Jon Boat Project

Post by Zum »

Looks like a nice job...sorry can't help you with the carpeting,yours look fine in the pictures.
Image

User avatar
BLK fisher
Posts: 643
Joined: 05 Feb 2008, 20:12
12
Location: Turnersville, South Jersey

New Jon Boat Project

Post by BLK fisher »

Very nice. Good job.

User avatar
bassboy1
Site Sponsor
Posts: 3325
Joined: 29 May 2007, 13:26
13
Location: Cartersville, Ga

New Jon Boat Project

Post by bassboy1 »

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:


You are paying through the nose for the Lowes/Home Depot aluminum angle aren't ya? If there is any sort of steelyard or metals supply place near you, I will almost guarantee that you will pay MUCH less for the same stuff. Or, some scrapyards sell used stuff, and you can find brand new, or almost new aluminum that people no longer have a use for, and scrap. There is probably 700 feet of 1 inch, by 1 1/2 aluminum angle, 1/16 thick, in 16 foot lengths, still bundled from the factory, that someone scrapped, and is now being sold for surplus aluminum price at my local scrapyard. Picked up 3 sections last week. Just trying to save you a few bucks if possible.

GregE
Posts: 3
Joined: 04 May 2008, 21:29
12

New Jon Boat Project

Post by GregE »

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

User avatar
Mossy535
Posts: 125
Joined: 03 May 2008, 00:39
12
Location: West Tennessee

New Jon Boat Project

Post by Mossy535 »

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

Mark
Send lawyers, guns and money!

Image

User avatar
Jim
Site Admin
Posts: 17496
Joined: 29 Nov 2006, 21:00
13
Location: Shrewsbury, MA

New Jon Boat Project

Post by Jim »

very good job....well thought out! The pic with the boat and the truck look sweet! :beer:
Be Respectful!
This site is rated PG, No Politics, No Porn, No Bashing allowed!

Free Decal? Click here to get one!

User avatar
seaarc
Posts: 156
Joined: 21 Apr 2008, 10:42
12
Location: Louisville, KY

New Jon Boat Project

Post by seaarc »

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.

Dave
Image Image Image Image Image

User avatar
RStewart
Posts: 695
Joined: 17 Mar 2008, 08:31
12
Location: norman,ok

New Jon Boat Project

Post by RStewart »

sweet rig.
14ft Richline semi v

Sinner by birth...Saved by the Grace of GOD!!!

SlimeTime
Posts: 1271
Joined: 20 Jul 2008, 14:43
12

New Jon Boat Project

Post by SlimeTime »

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:

ST

User avatar
dedawg1149
Posts: 1264
Joined: 17 Jun 2008, 07:44
12
Location: crossville alabama

New Jon Boat Project

Post by dedawg1149 »

looks good =D>
The fishing was good,it was the catching that was bad