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#1 jmed999

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Posted January 18 2012 - 08:08 PM

Please post any jon boat ideas you have done to your boat.

-I'm about to mount rod holders to my boat.

-I am also thinking about putting seats on it. Wondering how high to mount them...

-I'd like to know how to mount cup holders.


Anyone have any other ideas, ie. mounting lights, carpet, etc?


Thanks in advance...hope we get lots of ideas!

#2 Goose52

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Posted January 18 2012 - 08:14 PM

Lots of jon boat owners on this board so they might check in. Meanwhile - check out www.tinboats.net
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Posted January 18 2012 - 09:08 PM

I have done a couple boats myself. What size is your boat? That will help determine the height of the seats as far as stability.
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Also second the recommendation to tinboats.net

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#4 NCLifetimer

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Posted January 19 2012 - 12:06 AM

+3 to tinboats.com, all the information you could ever want is probably already covered on that forum

#5 jmed999

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Posted January 19 2012 - 08:39 AM

Just went to tinboats....great recomendation! Thanks!

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Posted January 21 2012 - 09:35 AM

Look up Bassboy1 on Tinboats. He build my boat and it's freakin' sweet.

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Posted January 21 2012 - 09:39 AM

Bassboy1 is AMAZING at what he does. He was very helpful in my build as well, as far as what to do and what to use! His builds are some of the BEST jon builds I have ever seen. Chris' boat is amazing.

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Posted January 22 2012 - 12:15 PM

I used the velcro rod hoders, across the the two bench seats it holds 6 rod and reels,and screws down snug. For the seats i used the jon boat seat clamps and attached a swivel so no drilling was involved. But i think you will find more ideas at tin boats as mentioned. Good luck on your project.
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Posted January 25 2012 - 02:27 AM

Here is my family's jon boat to bass boat project. Might spark some thought.


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Posted January 25 2012 - 02:15 PM

Wow...nice boat!

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Posted January 26 2012 - 12:02 PM

very nice boat....I wish I was skilled enough to start a project like that. How much did that project run ? just and estimation?

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Posted January 26 2012 - 12:31 PM

Wow...nice boat!

Thanks Jmed.

very nice boat....I wish I was skilled enough to start a project like that. How much did that project run ? just and estimation?

We used aluminum, therefore, our price of around $1000 is obsolete. If you can measure and cut, there's no reason you can't. Of course, I say that now after watching my Dad with most of the hard work, but it's true...you can do whatever you want. If you need to keep costs down, use wood.

This was really the first time I had ever worked with aluminum. If you can search scrap yards and get it at a decent price, the next step is to either rivet yourself or find someone who is willing to weld on aluminum.

Other than that, let your imagination fly.

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