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Discussion in 'Boat Modification Journal' started by MRR, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    Been putting a floor in my Jon so I can add some comfortable seats.Trying to figure it out as I go.Figured I'd get started and hopefully have her done by time fishing season rolls around.Now just get back to work some so I can buy the swivels and seats.

    #1 picture is before and #2 is after today's work.
    Got to paint and seal the floor yet (on a warmer day)
    Any suggestions much appericated.
     

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  2. Trapper-steve

    Trapper-steve Well-Known Member

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    JOHN,How thick is the flooring you are using?
    I am thinking of doing the same thing with my 14ft Lowe.:roll_eyes:
     

  3. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    Don't sound like much but I'm using 1/4" material.However in each valley I put a 2x6 48 "long.May be over kill but at least it's good and solid.
    Some use 1/2" sheeting but this was free so that's what I used.Plan on painting it a gray color with maybe a tab of sand mixed in it to knock down on the slippery side.
     
  4. BKS72

    BKS72 New Member

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    Looks good! Is that OSB that you used? Only worry might be that it would soak up water. Should be solid as a rock the way you braced it, though.
     
  5. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    Gonna coat it with that stuff called KILZ then paint it with gray enamel paint.Should be ok hopefully.Least wise till I get rich and famous:roll_eyes::smile2: so I can buy marine plywood.
     
  6. BKS72

    BKS72 New Member

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    Probably be fine. If not, it'll give you someting to do next winter:smile2: Good luck with it and hope you get to slime it up with some monsters!
     
  7. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    Just put the KILTZ coating on today.Boy it sure is white (right now anyway):roll_eyes:.Now to let it dry real good then paint it with the gray paint.Should look fairly decent then.Least for awhile.
     

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  8. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    That kilz is some nasty stuff ain't it john? very good product but ya don't want to wear much of it around. Alum.paint is also a good primer and it goes a long ways.
     
  9. catfish kenny

    catfish kenny New Member

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    Maybe you will be able to catch a few fish when ya get er in the water:crazy:
    (LOL) Looking good wildman:big_smile_2:
     
  10. justwannano

    justwannano Active Member

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    I painted both sides of mine.
    I also used floor enamel.
    Only thing I'd be worried about with that much bracing is the weight.
    Oh another thing I did was put pink board -closed cell styrofoam- under the floor. Its solid to walk on.

    Good luck on your project.
    just
     
  11. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    Thats my big concern also is the weight.If I haveto I'll have to lighten it up a bit. Thought about doing like you and using the styrofoam instead of all those boards. May yet before I get her in the water.Have to see how money works out a bit later.
     
  12. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    yep your right John it's some nasty stuff.least U can get it off your hands with a bit of scrubbing.Not so easy to get outta clothes though:roll_eyes: Never though about Alum.Paint .Thanks
     
  13. baptistpreach

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  14. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    Kind of like the way you made the live well.Was kind of wondering how to rig up one. Thanks for the ideas.
     
  15. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    Got the seats mounted yesterday.Had to cut the pedestals off that was on them(only7") pedestals, so I welded sq.tubing in their place and then bolted them down. I think they turned out pretty good for a beginner.Got to paint pedestals yet (warmer weather).
    Pedestals I put on is approx 15"high.
    Now I need to get rack built for Rod Holders.
     

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  16. baptistpreach

    baptistpreach New Member

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    Are there swivels on the seats or are they stationary? Nice work!
     
  17. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    They Swivel Thanks for the commit
     
  18. papabear108

    papabear108 New Member

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    Between you and baptist preach's thread on jon boat builds I actually have an idea for my own. Great work to the both of you. Both boats look awesome.:wink:
     
  19. gdlocal10

    gdlocal10 New Member

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    heyop erator and I have been redoing our boat if you go to her page in her album you can see how we are doing it. we went with aluminum do to the weight and it doesnt hold water. looks like you got the idea though I bet youll like it when its finished good luck
     
  20. Wabash River Bear

    Wabash River Bear New Member

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    Lookin real good John. Its about time to get her wet and try to boat some cats. :wink: