New Project 14' jonboat- images fixed

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engineman
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New Project 14' jonboat- images fixed

Post by engineman » 17 Jun 2018, 18:40

New member here. I've had an old 14' jon boat for several years. I think its a mid '70s Polarcraft We've fished with it several times and have taken it north to Minnesota once. It's nice fishing from a boat but it just wasn't very convenient or usable as was. It's been sitting for a few years so I decided to recondition it some.

Starting point
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Removed original benches
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Removed carpet and original foam. Was tempted to leave in and build up from there but I'm glad i didn't original foam was in pretty bad shape
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Ran wiring for Trolling motor and lights etc. Batteries will be mounted in the center of the boat
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Cut new foam. Used 1.5" foam board
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New floor. 1/2" marine plywood with 3 coats of spar varnish both sides
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Bridge4
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New Project 14' jonboat

Post by Bridge4 » 18 Jun 2018, 06:04

I don't know if it is just my internet this morning, but the image links seem broken and I can't see any of the photos. Interested in the build though!

engineman
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New Project 14' jonboat

Post by engineman » 18 Jun 2018, 09:33

Started aluminum framing. Cross members riveted to gunwale with aluminum solid rivets. I'm not the best welder in the world but have a spoolgun that can do decent aluminum welds
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akboats
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New Project 14' jonboat- images fixed

Post by akboats » 18 Jun 2018, 11:24

Wish i could weld period looking good cant wait to see the rest of the build

Bridge4
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New Project 14' jonboat- images fixed

Post by Bridge4 » 18 Jun 2018, 19:47

Looks great, I'm excited to see the final product.

engineman
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New Project 14' jonboat- images fixed

Post by engineman » 19 Jun 2018, 22:21

Adding wood. Front deck

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thedude
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New Project 14' jonboat- images fixed

Post by thedude » 19 Jun 2018, 22:50

Looks well thought out. Good idea on weight distribution. Any rod storage?

Bridge4
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New Project 14' jonboat- images fixed

Post by Bridge4 » 20 Jun 2018, 06:18

Looking good! Excited to see you progress with this.

Wvhunteradkins
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New Project 14' jonboat- images fixed

Post by Wvhunteradkins » 27 Jun 2018, 19:54

I envy your shop supplies. I see your big Miller, maybe a plasma cutter, and those pipe dies and bender back there. I have to be at work to acces that stuff, I am a handrail builder. Your build looks great I sure hope to do something similar with my 17 ft jon
17 ft. Side steering console Ouachita flat bottom jon with foam filled sides and pods on rear 40 horse Johnson 45 pound thrust minn Kota edge tiller control trolling motor on bow

engineman
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New Project 14' jonboat- images fixed

Post by engineman » 28 Jun 2018, 12:40

Making some progress

Roughing in the electrical
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Rod storage
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Sticking extra foam wherever I can. This is the support for the drivers seat
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Filling nooks and crannies with scraps of foam board and foam in a can
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big_ol_meat
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New Project 14' jonboat- images fixed

Post by big_ol_meat » 03 Jul 2018, 16:01

Are one/both of the ice chests going to be livewells?

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