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by jigngrub
02 Apr 2016, 22:16
Forum: Boat House
Topic: what kind of wood on a jon boat project?
Replies: 19
Views: 2762

what kind of wood on a jon boat project?

I'm a big fan of the kiln dried CCA pressure treated marine grade plywood. The Chromated Copper Arsenate treated plywood won't corrode aluminum like the ASQ treated will. The CCA plywood comes with a lifetime warranty and won't rot even if it gets wet, but I still seal it with 4 coats of marine grad...
by jigngrub
27 Mar 2016, 13:18
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Can anone please I'd this boat thanks
Replies: 8
Views: 1693

Can anone please I'd this boat thanks

Thinking about doing a mod on it what do y'all think? Also sides have insulation in them. Long and narrow will have side to side stability issues, but shouldn't be too bad. I like it!!! Check to make sure the foam isn't wet before putting any work into it. You can take a core sample by shoving a 1/...
by jigngrub
27 Mar 2016, 02:12
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Made a discovery while working on boat. Help!
Replies: 10
Views: 1030

Made a discovery while working on boat. Help!

Looks like galvanic corrosion to me, trapped water that has sat and the oxygen has been depleted. As the oxygen depletes the water becomes acidic and pits/corrodes the aluminum. The best fix is to prep, fill the pitting with a epoxy type filler like JB Weld marine or Loc-tite Marine epoxy, prime wit...
by jigngrub
27 Mar 2016, 01:57
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Deck paint?
Replies: 5
Views: 647

Deck paint?

I suggest something like this: https://www.durabakcompany.com/marine.htm The problem with carpet and the Seadek materials is that they absorb and trap water, this will lead to mildew problems and galvanic corrosion of the aluminum decking... and the carpet type materials will stain , look nasty, are...
by jigngrub
27 Mar 2016, 01:39
Forum: Boat House
Topic: side reinforcement?
Replies: 14
Views: 1969

side reinforcement?

If it were my boat, I would build a raised front deck, side boxes to store gear/rods, and a rear deck. That will give you all the support you need. Yeah, I'd have left the seats in and decked right over the top of the benches The hollow area under the deck between the seats can be used for storage ...
by jigngrub
18 Nov 2014, 07:59
Forum: Boat House
Topic: New Member Old 1959 Lone Star
Replies: 22
Views: 2803

New Member Old 1959 Lone Star

You can buy the rivets here: https://www.rivetsonline.com/rivets-en/blind-rivets-en/closed-end-blind-rivets.html You can buy the setting tool there too, or you can get one from Harbor Freight for $20. You can get Loc-tite marine epoxy from Home Depot or Wal-Mart... or you can use 5200, but 5200 is t...
by jigngrub
15 Nov 2014, 10:27
Forum: Boat House
Topic: New Member Old 1959 Lone Star
Replies: 22
Views: 2803

New Member Old 1959 Lone Star

When filling a boat with water for a leak test, watch your trailer tires to judge the weight load.

The easiest long lasting way to fix leaky rivets is like this:

by jigngrub
14 Nov 2014, 20:13
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Anybody here ever converted a bench seat into a livewell?
Replies: 16
Views: 7985

Anybody here ever converted a bench seat into a livewell?

https://www.aerocraft-boats.org/boats/1167/index.html (not the exact boat I purchased-natch!) but you get the idea. I see a lot of room in that boat for foam, storage, and a livewell. That hull is basically the same hull I'm working with right now: https://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=21&...
by jigngrub
14 Nov 2014, 14:34
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Anybody here ever converted a bench seat into a livewell?
Replies: 16
Views: 7985

Anybody here ever converted a bench seat into a livewell?

Bench seats aren't designed to withstand the lateral forces that filling it with water would create. Other than bowing the front and back sides out, the weight of the water will eventually weaken the rivets that hold the sides to the hull and you'll end up with a leaky livewell and leaky boat. Here'...
by jigngrub
14 Nov 2014, 09:07
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Anybody here ever converted a bench seat into a livewell?
Replies: 16
Views: 7985

Anybody here ever converted a bench seat into a livewell?

It sounds like you have quite a bit of work to do to make that boat safe/sea worthy before you start thinking about a livewell. 1. Remove and replace pressure treated lumber with non-pressure treated lumber. (PT is highly corrosive to aluminum) 2. Install bracing or decks to compensate for the loss ...
by jigngrub
13 Nov 2014, 17:51
Forum: Boat House
Topic: New guy on forum , couple ?'s regarding Jon Boat Repair
Replies: 11
Views: 562

New guy on forum , couple ?'s regarding Jon Boat Repair

I buy all of my rivets from Jay-Cees Rivets Online:

https://www.rivetsonline.com/rivets-en/b ... ivets.html

Best prices and fast shipping.

Anyone that owns an aluminum boat should have an assortment of blind rivets and a setting tool or 2.
by jigngrub
13 Nov 2014, 08:22
Forum: Boat House
Topic: First fishing boat. 86 Lund Mr.Pike, 16 foot.
Replies: 14
Views: 3027

First fishing boat. 86 Lund Mr.Pike, 16 foot.

As mentioned above, MDF isn't suitable for boats or a marine environment. 1/2" isn't strong enough to support the leveraged thrust of a pedestal seat without some sort of backer plate installed below the decking. I suggest a minimum of 5/8" decking for pedestal seats. Use 1/4-20 stainless steel T-nu...
by jigngrub
13 Nov 2014, 08:05
Forum: Boat House
Topic: New guy on forum , couple ?'s regarding Jon Boat Repair
Replies: 11
Views: 562

New guy on forum , couple ?'s regarding Jon Boat Repair

This is the easiest way to fill holes and replace rivets in an aluminum boat:



The rivets are closed end blind rivets, not the regular open end type.
by jigngrub
12 Nov 2014, 09:49
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: duracraft mod- v 16' conversion
Replies: 44
Views: 8701

duracraft mod- v 16' conversion

Here is my open layout. I will have to get three braces in the middle of the deck welded up and i was given an aluminum extension ladder that i wanted to use for the base of my front deck. Hopefully there will be no problem with the welder welding the ladder up for me. On the back i decided to just...
by jigngrub
11 Nov 2014, 18:22
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1960 Lone Star Holiday
Replies: 15
Views: 2603

1960 Lone Star Holiday

Got the rear deck put together today:
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Going to work on the front deck tomorrow.