My First Build - 12' 40" Meyers Jon Boat (updated 5/24/2010)

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Made some progress today. Stripped the transom and grinded all the silicone and jb weld off so that the welder can weld the seams. Also got about half done with the bottom so I can paint it or steelflex it. I think even after its welded I am going to seal it with steelflex.
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Pics to come.....

Progress made so far.

Desgined and cut and sealed all my decks. Waiting for them to dry and then I will carpet them.

The boat will get welded on Friday and then steelflexed asap.

After that install the decks and seats and its time to fish.


What kind of paint should I use on the interior? I want to lay some kind of base coat down to reduce corrosion and so forth.

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The welder is fabbing up a support and patch for the rear transom. Here are some pics so far.

The problem he is running into is that the seems on the stern have taken a lot of time to weld and it will be another week before I get it back. So my question is will the steel flex be enough to seal these leaky seems or should I get him to finish the job and wait for the boat.... :(
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i would personally get it finished and done rite

looks like he's doin a good job so far

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You're getting the job done the correct way, so if money and time permits, then continue on with the welding route. You'll be happy knowing the fixes are strong and will last the boats lifetime.

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Yeah, its still 40 degrees here so I am not rushing to get on the water. I'll let him finish then. I just want to get back to my new obsession.

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Newest progress. This guy is so honest. The job turned out to be more than expected but he refuses to take anymore money from me.
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Transom is all better. However, some of the seams on the stern were unweldable due to all the junk and silicon that was applied over the years. I plan on removing as much of it as I can and steelflexing the entire outside of the boat and inside where the seams meet. This should more than seal the boat for the rest of its life time.

Here are some pics of the work the guy did.
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I shouldnt need to add a wooden transom to the outside right?

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I wouldn't think so... only add it if you plan to put a huge motor on the back of it to strengthen it up even more.

He did a good job with the welding... you'll be out on the water in no time!

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russ010 wrote:I wouldn't think so... only add it if you plan to put a huge motor on the back of it to strengthen it up even more.

He did a good job with the welding... you'll be out on the water in no time!
Yeah,

I hope it will be sooner rather than later. I got a couple more weeks of working on this thing.

Russ have you used steelflex before?

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Yeah, your welder did a great job; not to mention he didn't raise the price. Boat looks great...can't wait to follow your next move.

As far as steelflex is concerned, there is a thread with LOTS of info here that you might want to look over:
https://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopi ... =steelflex

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Got my decks almost finished. I have to seal and carpet them and add the hinges at the stern and bow. Not too bad for a first time carpenter. I plan on installing a removable seat on the front and I am contemplating the same for the rear, just unsure so far.
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I have a question: I want to make two hatches up front to access the battery and so forth. I know it will get a decent amount of stress up there being on the bow and such. How can i give it something to rest on where it meets the hull. I was thinking angle iron but im not to keen on putting more wholes in my boat. If I were to use angle iron how ouwld I attach it. Obviously welding would be the best but I just got back from that guy.
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Maybe I could just cut a square one in the center. But still how would I support the front part of the board as it moves away from the seat?
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