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by FORE567
17 Mar 2019, 17:22
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: New guy with a "new" project
Replies: 28
Views: 4076

New guy with a "new" project

Just curious, is your trailer a load-rite lil rider?
by FORE567
13 Jan 2019, 13:28
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Lowe 1436 Lake Jon
Replies: 14
Views: 1412

Lowe 1436 Lake Jon

I have another question on the transom. It looks like i have to cut the corner caps off the top of the boat to get the new piece of wood in. Has anyone ever cut their welded transom caps off and then riveted them back on? Or should i just have them welded back on? I don't mind having them welded ba...
by FORE567
13 Jan 2019, 13:22
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Lowe 1436 Lake Jon
Replies: 14
Views: 1412

Lowe 1436 Lake Jon

Ok cool. looks like i will go the 2x10 route then. Thanks!
by FORE567
12 Jan 2019, 10:40
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Lowe 1436 Lake Jon
Replies: 14
Views: 1412

Lowe 1436 Lake Jon

As far as the transom goes, it measures 1.5 inches thick and 8 inches wide. so Im wondering is it better to use 2 pieces of plywood and glue them together like most others do or can i get a 2x10 cut it down to 8 inches and go from there? I would prefer to just cut it out of a 2x10 than to have to g...
by FORE567
12 Jan 2019, 10:25
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Lowe 1436 Lake Jon
Replies: 14
Views: 1412

Re: Lowe 1436 Lake Jon

Weldorthemagnificent wrote:You have the right idea. Check it for leaks before paint. Might be all it needs is a coat of fresh paint

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yea I plan to leak test at some point. the hull itself is in great shape but im sure there are a handful of leaky rivets in there given the boats age.
by FORE567
11 Jan 2019, 20:16
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Lowe 1436 Lake Jon
Replies: 14
Views: 1412

Lowe 1436 Lake Jon

1436 is a nice size for freshwater for a couple of guys. I've got a 1232 that's fine for me and my 12 year old son. I'm not sure you'll want a floor though. First, it's not big enough to walk around in and second, these bench seats are already pretty close to the floor. After a couple of hours sitt...
by FORE567
11 Jan 2019, 18:00
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Lowe 1436 Lake Jon
Replies: 14
Views: 1412

Lowe 1436 Lake Jon

My plan for the boat is to put a low floor between the bench seats and a short low floor in front of the forward bench seat. I would also like to add a storage compartment in the bow that could be used to mount a trolling motor in the future. I was able to get a cardboard mock up of how i want my f...
by FORE567
11 Jan 2019, 17:51
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Lowe 1436 Lake Jon
Replies: 14
Views: 1412

Lowe 1436 Lake Jon

Been a member for a while but finally got my first boat. Its a Lowe 1436 Lake Jon & trailer that i picked up for $150 from a family friend. It needs a transom and some work on the trailer but is in pretty good shape considering it is over 30 years old. The boat has not been used in about 20 years b...