Operation REVIVE!

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AF1Sgt
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Hello everyone. I just joined this site today and acquired a dead 12' Jon Boat today as well for $70. The boat needs some serious work. I plan to REVIVE it by spring 2015 by turning it into a nice comfortable fishing machine with at least 2x swivel seats, plenty of hidden storage for tackle trays and what not, install some rod, oar and net holders, carpet, lights, a fish finder, a powerful trolling motor and battery, and whatever other ideas I get along the way from you all. I've never worked on a boat so this is all new to me. I will be reading all the older posts and probably asking you professionals some questions along the way. Anyway, I'll attach pictures of it, which is how I received it today. Please follow the thread for routine updates and or to see if you can help me bring this thing back to life. Thanks for allowing me to join the forum. I look forward to chatting with and learning from you all.

v/r
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Some more pics...
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RStewart
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Welcome to tinboats & thank you for your service!

That's a pretty good deal for $70. There is lots of 12 ft builds here to get ideas from so search away & enjoy the process.
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Thanks for the welcome RStewart. I hope to be holding a bass like you are in the pic this coming Spring. Thanks again.

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don't change a thing! I'd kill to have my boat camoed like that for duck hunting.

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HA HA HA!!! It does have an awesome camo look huh? All that rust and rotten sealant is an excellent visual concealment, but it leaks. We'd be drowned before we could pop off 3 rounds!

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It looks like you have a lot of work to do. Do you need a title in your state and did you get it?
1971 14' Ward's Sea King Jon Boat / 1983 Mariner 25HP

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Got the bill of sale today and headed to DMV Monday to get the title. Unless I'm missing something extra I need, I think I'm set. Is there something else do I need? Thanks!

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Post by BoatDawg4120 »

Depends on your state and how their laws work. Im in FL and my jon boat I had previously was given to me by a buddy who had the boat for over 10 years. He never had the title so I had to take in a bill of sale and a letter signed by him stating they never registered the vessel as it was used on private property. That was all it took to have a new title created. Only issue I had was that the boat was originally a 1960's era vhull Grumman and they listed on the title 1999 homemade aluminum because there was no HIN on the boat anywhere and they could only verify ownership back to 99 with my friends letter I had.
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1986 Sea Nymph Fishing Machine FM-161 rebuild and mod.
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My build:viewtopic.php?f=21&t=35599

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Good to know. I think all I need is the bill of sale to get the title here in VA. We'll see how it goes. Thanks.

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Hey all, here's a photo update on what I did to the 12' Jon Boat today. Hope you enjoy
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End of day 1... Well, end of a few hrs work. Time for a beer.
End of day 1... Well, end of a few hrs work. Time for a beer.
removed the transom wood/aluminum support and rear transport handles
removed the transom wood/aluminum support and rear transport handles
I need to learn how to weld real quick
I need to learn how to weld real quick
rotten transom wood and hardware
rotten transom wood and hardware
it looks like this everywhere there was a bolt
it looks like this everywhere there was a bolt
It has teeth!
It has teeth!
popped about 60 rivets to get the front contraption off
popped about 60 rivets to get the front contraption off
what a mess
what a mess
the middle bench and what lurks beneath...
the middle bench and what lurks beneath...
got the back bench out
got the back bench out

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Have you heard the saying?
The operation was a success but the patient died.
I highly recommend you get another boat.
1971 14' Ward's Sea King Jon Boat / 1983 Mariner 25HP

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After seeing these pics I'm not sure if I would proceed with this boat anymore. You can work with it but it's going to be a big job.
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Ahhhh c'mon, where's the faith guys? I'll be fishing off this dead patient in a few months and there will be pics of it in this thread.

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Post by lckstckn2smknbrls »

Do you know what a painters car is? Once a house painter gets a car for work it's not going to be good for anything again. That boat looks like it was used to paint other boats in salt water. Honestly look around for something better.
1971 14' Ward's Sea King Jon Boat / 1983 Mariner 25HP

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