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I just picked up a free jon boat. Its 12' and like 42" wide. Sorry the boats not here right now so Im not sure whats he width. The top is 48" wide. I want a boat were I can have a deck and stand up on and fish. After reading past post Im not sure if mine will work. If not. I also have a 1032 boat. Has anyone ever made a boat wider out of two boats. What do you guys think?

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Also what makes a boat stable? Is it its width? Welding the boat wont be any trouble. I could put in new ribs and when I fame it for a deck it will be very strong. Please let me know. I might start cutting aout tomorrow.

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You would be money, time and frustration (and possibly 2 ruined boats) ahead to just sell the two of them and get yourself a wider 14 footer.....

width is the primary factor in how stable your boat is going to be.
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Quackrstackr wrote:You would be money, time and frustration (and possibly 2 ruined boats) ahead to just sell the two of them and get yourself a wider 14 footer.....

width is the primary factor in how stable your boat is going to be.
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If I didnt do any thing to it can I still put a deck on it?
Also Im a welder and a fabricator. This job would be easy for me. I just what to know if it will be more stable if I did this. If you say yes then Im going to do this.

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zoeconner wrote:If I didnt do any thing to it can I still put a deck on it?
Also Im a welder and a fabricator. This job would be easy for me. I just what to know if it will be more stable if I did this. If you say yes then Im going to do this.

Not safely! Put a simple floor on the 12 footer to make it easier to get around, or as above, sell both and get a bigger boat.
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Hey man, the wider the boat the better is right. I have a 12 foot Waco thats 36 inches wide. I havent started building my decks yet either I'm waiting for the primer to dry so that I can paint. But I not exactly building a deck across the top of the boat I am doing more of a sunken floor design where the deck will not rest right against the floor but it will be below the top of my middle seat. I think this should add to the stability of the boat but I dont plan on standing up a whole lot and casting, I will stand up and move around when I need to stretch. But if you are really content with the boat you have I say go for it and get to building, that's what I'm gonna do but my boat was free.. lol

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Well I did it. I started to take everything out. I will post pics as I go. Also Im not going to use my other boat. Im just going to use alum. sheets. What ideal width should I go for. I was thinking around 52". What do you guys think?

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You're planning to make the deck wider than the boat? :-k

I don't think that's a very good idea, but then that's just me. [-X
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No I was thinking on making the floor 52" wide. The width on the top will be about 60". How wide do you think I should do.

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Here is what I done so far. Sorry for the black and white
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holy moly man...now thats a gut job;blank canvas
definitly going to have to do something to it now
I'm not sure what you mean by 52 inches wide or 60,if you mean length I kinda understand,so keep us posted
Unless you mean splitting the boat and widen it,seen it done with fiberglass on bigger boats,probably been done on smalller aluminum boats...be interesting if thats what your thinking

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I would say go for it but make sure you put some stringers on that thing man. If you put that boat in the water right now like that it's gonna fold up like a taco lol

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What is the floor called in a boat. Thats what I want to make about 52" wide. Do you see any problems with it? Yes I plan to use angle flipped upside down and welded on the floor for new ribs.

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zoeconner wrote:What is the floor called in a boat.
A Deck?

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