River Jet Jon

CedarRiverScooter
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Are you going to take the bench seat out? It looks like it is in exactly the wrong place for your feet.

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CedarRiverScooter wrote:Are you going to take the bench seat out? It looks like it is in exactly the wrong place for your feet.
Yes Sir I am but wanted to retain the boat shape so I’m gonna complete the tail first. Then cut it out and deck the nose too.....I hope


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Roughing it in.
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Having the full aluminium skin should give extra protection against failure.

If I was to start a new jet jon, I would follow your design.

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CedarRiverScooter wrote:Having the full aluminium skin should give extra protection against failure.

If I was to start a new jet jon, I would follow your design.
Oh no , now I feel responsible.....
Ahhhhh it’s ok to blame ole Bob, ain’t the first time!

Re welded the whole thing. I’ve learned some valuable lessons, buy quality wire and tips in the correct gage and the right gas! It’s hell with bifocals.
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I had better success running a .045 tip with .035 wire. Less burnbacks on starts

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CedarRiverScooter wrote:I had better success running a .045 tip with .035 wire. Less burnbacks on starts
Yeah I vw learned a few things like that.
I’ll try the tip.
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Ok if it will warm up today , the plan is to join the jet ski plug with the aluminum boat! I put in 10 5/16-18 “ RivNuts “ to the supports, plan to put 3M 5200 series between the skin and plug. Use epoxy resin and fiberglass cloth to seal the inside. Once all dry , flip and do the outside.

Remind me again why I needed a Jet Jon? Hahahahaha

Have a great day everyone!
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The 5200 can be runny, so I duct taped the joint from underneath to keep it from running out. I had some pretty big gaps though. Yours looks pretty precise so it is probably ok as is.

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CedarRiverScooter wrote:The 5200 can be runny, so I duct taped the joint from underneath to keep it from running out. I had some pretty big gaps though. Yours looks pretty precise so it is probably ok as is.
Blue painters tape in place , gonna grab lunch let it warm up some and get er dun today. I hope.


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There has been a marriage.
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Welded , glued , bolted and floated out
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My arms and back are sore, I’m still moving!
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