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

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My First Build - 12' 40" Meyers Jon Boat (updated 4/14/2010)

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perchin wrote:So..... Did you use the livewell, or just throw em in a bucket? :)

Livewell was too big for me. Sold it to a local for a little profit. I used the good old stringer! Thats what I was brought up on. I plan on making a cooler livewell soon, but much smaller.
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My First Build - 12' 40" Meyers Jon Boat (updated 4/14/2010)

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Way to go man! Hard to complain whenever you show up to a lake for the first time and catch fish. Those crappie look good (beside the grits :D )

Sounds like the boat is working out good too. Seeing how you've experienced the "swamp" already, you are probably more aware of the possibility than some others. That must have been brutal.

Thanks for the update. Sounded like a good time with the new rig.

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You look like that crappie just slapped you. :lol:

Nice job on the build and congrats on the fish.
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Quackrstackr wrote:You look like that crappie just slapped you. :lol:

Nice job on the build and congrats on the fish.

This was after my sister rear ended my trailer too. I wasnt that mad really just tired, but a few largemouths would have made me happier :LOL2: .

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My First Build - 12' 40" Meyers Jon Boat (updated 4/21/2010)

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More Pics of the finished product minus the front seat cut out. Will probably do that this weekend to free up some more room for my foot control.
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Your boat looks great troutman, love the Tanaka.

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Ictalurus wrote:Your boat looks great troutman, love the Tanaka.

Thanks,

The tanaka works great for what it is. I just got an air bubble in the fuel line, how do I fix that?

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My First Build - 12' 40" Meyers Jon Boat (updated 4/21/2010)

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sounds like you might need new tubing - there might be a pinhole in it somewhere.

Other thing is make sure your seal around your tank lid is good - that's the other way air gets in

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russ010 wrote:sounds like you might need new tubing - there might be a pinhole in it somewhere.

Other thing is make sure your seal around your tank lid is good - that's the other way air gets in

Well it also got run all the way out of gas and then i leaned it over on its side which I think is what got the air bubble in there. The tubing is brand new. Should I just pull the lines and fill it with gas then reattach it or should I just empty the tank and lines and the refill it from empty?????

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I didn't really get a good look at the motor... what is that thing? Also how did you atatch your seat pedistoles to the floor ?
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CHILLWILLATX wrote:I didn't really get a good look at the motor... what is that thing? Also how did you atatch your seat pedistoles to the floor ?

Its a Tanaka 3hp gave $125 for it and it runs like a champ. I keep saying I want to get a bigger one but this one has served it purpose well. Uses no gas and gets me where I need to go, slowly.

I used #6 or #8 1 & 1/2" stainless steal screws right into the floor. Sorry I didnt see this sooner.

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Few pics of me and my favorite fishing buddies.
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nice!

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Thanks Mike.

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Great build man! I really like the way it turned out.

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