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Now I like that documentation . You drew a picture I couldn"t miss with.
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It might be a day or two before I can show why I didn"t have to do cutouts for the rear sections.  I want to put interior components in and layout for seat bases and such.  I want to make my cuts and drill my holes before carpeting.

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Nice work....
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Excellent Eric. Great idea on the cardboard template too!
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I got the bow section carpeted today.  I also got the seat base in using all stainless hardware.  I put a piece of 3/4 inch aluminium angle stock on the end of the plywood where it is going to butt up against the other piece.  The aluminium will keep the carpet from coming up at the end.  I am making the floor so it is removable in pieces in case it needs to be pulled for maintenace or repair.  I want it that way so that the entire floor doesn"t have to be pulled to access a small area.  I also got the console and storage area assembled and ready to go in.

 

 

 

 

 

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Man I see I really need you on my jon boat project come spring , darn good job and nice thinking ahead.
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Eric,

That is going to be one fine fishing rig. Congratulations, you work is first rate.

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Well I got a little more done on the boat.  I got the floor in the bow in and screwed down with stainless steel screws.  I also got the console and storage compartments in and screwed down using stainless steel screws.  You"ll notice that the bow seat cushion is still the old board and the white seat cushion is not completely done either, got a little more tweaking to do.  I went with white cushions for the seating to help eliminate that smell of bacon frying in the heat of summer.  I now have to decide what I"m going to do for a dash for the console.  I want something durable yet easy to work with, any suggestions?

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I already got the back piece of plywood cutout for a bilge.  I made a hole for a aerator and bilge and I am going to put a hinged lid on it.  What size bilge you think I"ll need?
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Either one of these, but probably the biggest one from EZACDC

EZK-3222 800 GPH Automatic Bilge Pump System ($66.81)
EZK-3223 1200 GPH Automatic Bilge Pump System ($69.33)

Or if you don"t like the auto switch ones, then one of these

EZK-3212 800 GPH Attwood Bilge Pump System ($45.69)
EZK-3213 1200 GPH Attwood Bilge Pump System ($48.21)

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Oh and I agree with Rick, that or Aztek (or whatever scbadiver uses)
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Well the floor is finally done.  I have pretty much got the structural stuff done.  I"m gonna start on the electrics now.

 

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Man what a transformation   This is almost as good as reading a good book, in fact, I don"t know if it isn"t better cause this one has better pictures    Unless of course I"m reading a fishing magazine or a gun book.
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Adding a before/after shot..

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Now that"s a comparison
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Thanks Fellas!!!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Slow Joe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12/21/2009 at 9:48am

Eric,

I don"t know what Charles is agreeing with Rick on as I didn"t see his post and apparently it has been removed. But, I would look for a piece of Teak for the dash on that pretty boat. It is easily worked, and truly pretty when finished with Marine Spar Varnish. If you don"t want to fool with having to revarnish every few years, use a colored acrylic or azek (which will take paint). I"m sure whatever you use is going to look great. I can"t wait to see the finished product.

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You"re right, I don"t see Rick"s post regarding starboard, maybe he changed his mind on that
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I inadvertently deleted my post. The Starboard would be an excellent product to use. You can work with it pretty much like wood products. It will last forever, cleans up nicely and looks good. But as we"ve all seen on scbadiver"s work, Azek is a good choice too.
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I would love to use wood of some type with a natural look.  I don"t think I have the talent to make it look decent though.  I like the starboard or azek, I can cover for my lack of ability with paint that way.

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don"t let the lake mask your ability or the lack thereof    of course I hadn't seen any lacking of ability yet or you sure know how to hide it - unfortunately for me, it all sticks out like a hammered thumb

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Eric, if you really want to go wood, teak is the first choice and mahogany is the second for marine use.  But I can tell you that all of them will require a lot of upkeep unless kept covered most of the time, and you will never escape it completely.  That is why most modern sailboats and cabin cruisers now contain very little exterior wood (not to mention price, which can get significant).  Starboard is an excellent choice -- I"ve come to love the look after years of trying to maintain teak.  You can find laminates in wood grain patterns that will look good for a long time, but event hey will fade eventually.  I"m a lifelong woodworker, and love the look, but I"ve come to prefer other things on my boats.
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Eric, Let me know what size peice of AZEK you might need and I"ll see if I have any in the scrap box if you want it. Long drive but the price is right!  The build looks great. You do very nice work mister!

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I finally got to work on the boat a little.  I decided to make the dash out of some of the left over plywood from the floor.  I cut it out and also cut out for the 5 switch Fishing Boat panel EZP-011 from www.ezacdc.com I also got the Bilge pump kit from them #EZK 321x, and the aerator kit #EZK 332x, and the wiring Harness  EZK 2502, and the lights EZK 3407, and the horn #11035.  I have put one coat of resin on the dash so far and will put one more on before I paint it.  I got the Bilge pump installed although not wired, wiring is as simple as running wire where I want and plugging it in.  The hard part on the bilge was making it easily servicable due to space limitations.  I made a bracket to mount pump on so that it can be easily removed to work on.  I am very impresssed with the quality of the merchandise from ezacdc and they were very helpful with my ordering decisions. 

Electrical supplies ordered from www.ezacdc.com

Access hole

Bilge bracket side

Bilge bracket top

Bilge hose

Bilge pump mounted

Dash

Bow Light

Stern Light

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Ha you got almost exactly what I ordered for the jon boat. I held off putting anything in because I wanted to strip and repaint it. Glad I did as that"s a great idea on the bilge pump as I got the automatic switch for my bilge unit. I"m thinking too I"ll get a sheet or two of ply and put carpet on it.
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Got the Dash put in today.  Put in the 5 switch panel from EZ AC/DC.  I also put in the steering and cable.  I used all stainless bolts and screws and Dash has 2 coats of Resin front and back and then painted.  Not great but gotta remember this started out as a $130.00 dollar boat.

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Looks good to me and thanks on the idea of the bracket for the bilge pump. Now I know how to mount mine in the bottom of the jon boat.
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Well I finally got it done. It"s a little plain but I was going for a affordable entry level fishing boat. I might add new Trailer tires and wheels to dress it up a little the old ones are kinda rough. I didn"t put a livewell in as everyone has a different idea on what"s best. I just wired up a switch and ran wiring and bought a good pump and all hoses and fittings. They just have to buy the livewell and put it where they want.  I am going to start listing it locally tomorrow for $3,000




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Looks good to me!! Nice job.
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Wow Eric, NICE JOB and I was just about to inquire about your project too. I just got most of my materials for the jon boat. I"m just praying I couldn"t even do half as good as a job as you did on that one. That is one NICE boat and worth every penny  
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