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

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Going to add these bad boys now insteasd of the other seats. These will look cool and should last a lot longer....
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Made some progress this weekend.

Carpeted my decks.

Installed 2 inch foam under the floors.

Got my seats and seat base.

I sould have more detailed pics this week. I designed my front deck to be removable.


However I still need to paint and steelflex.

Bolt and seal the transom and bolt down the decks.

Ran out of carpet right before my last piece.(hatch lid)
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More pics....
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Looks good man! =D>

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Thanks Brine....
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Really coming together nicely =D>

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I did have one goof up that I had to improvise on. I bought a small can of sealer stain from home depot to do the transom with, little did I know I bought the dark "base" without any color. I didnt want the transom to be natural wood color so I mixed a dab of my olive pigment from my steel flex. I was unsure how it would turn out but it ended up working very well. I put about 5 coats on the transom and its water tight now.
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That's some great work. I'm looking for my first project and its great to see all these great mods.

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Made some progress today.

Got the steel flex done. Had a couple spots were it sagged a little but i had to gob it on the seams real good. You cant even see it, but i know its there.

I rolled it like paint and put it in a tray. I thought it was easier that way.

Picked up a trailer for $175. Fully adjustable and ready to go.



WHAT COLOR SHOULD I PAINT THE TOP?
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Looking good man. I just wish it would stop raining here so that the temp would come up a little. What kind of roller did you use?

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High density 4" foam rollers from Home Depot. The temperature is very important, I tried using the stuff this morning before it warmed up and it was a nightmare..

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Finsihed steel flexing.

Now to primer and paint inside and add "racing stripe".
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:shock: Wow, the finish you got rolling it on is most impressive. I can only hope mine goes on half this good. =D>

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Its on there good and it has some texture in there as well, which was good because it breaks up the imperfections of the hull....
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Got the outside done but took it to tribble mill and didnt seal the transom area....ooopppssss.....had to come home and patch it up...........
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