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

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

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I just clicked on this link for another look at your build, done and...............gone!!! Good luck with the new one!!

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

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Thanks Guys. It was a lot of work, but I learned so much about boats it was well worth it. Ended up getting $1400 for it so I was happy about that. The new owner loves it, and he will be fishing in smaller lakes so it suites him.

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

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i have the same motor but mine is the one tanaka built for sears roebuck and co.

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

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This tin is up for sale. The guy I bought it from is moving and cant take it with him.

J

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

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Just sent you a private message.......

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

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Hey Troutman3000 awesome job on this boat!

I just picked up an old '67 12' Sea King V today and I am thinking of doing the same type of mods that you did to yours. I filled her up when I got home and there are no leaks so I think I'm good to go.

I noticed that your seats were pretty high up for a 12 footer. How stable was your boat, did it feel tippy with those pedestals at all? Mine is a semi V and not a flat bottom so it will probably be different, but just looking for some useful info :mrgreen:

Thanks,
SB

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

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SmallieBigs wrote:Hey Troutman3000 awesome job on this boat!

I just picked up an old '67 12' Sea King V today and I am thinking of doing the same type of mods that you did to yours. I filled her up when I got home and there are no leaks so I think I'm good to go.

I noticed that your seats were pretty high up for a 12 footer. How stable was your boat, did it feel tippy with those pedestals at all? Mine is a semi V and not a flat bottom so it will probably be different, but just looking for some useful info :mrgreen:

Thanks,
SB

Sorry I missed this, mine was a lil tippy in teh back but its a 12' foot jon so you had to be careful. The front seat was very stable with the wide base and the fact that it was a little lower. I had no trip to the drink it it.

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How much steelflex did you end up using, Troutman?

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tripleup05 wrote:How much steelflex did you end up using, Troutman?

I think I got the gallon order. Two half gallons. I had enough to do the entire outside with two coats and had some left over for touch up. It was around 65 bux with shipping.

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

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Your too much like me. You put your heart and soul into building that and then you sell it. I've done that from time to time and always regret it in the end. :cry:

Your boat looked great!
Great fisherman are not born - they get that way through a lifetime of neglecting other aspects of their lives.

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Thanks Man! I miss her a little but Love my new one!