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Yeah i understood that i was just hoping that you had done it before. lol

Did you glue your carpet onto your wood for your boat or did you just staple it on. Im looking at doing aluminum angle for my supports with a 1/2 thick plywood deck. i may go to 3/4 depending/ My jon boat is only 14 ft long and 32" in the bottom so i know i can't do to much to it weight wise. Im looking at putting a livewell in one of the seats and i know that the foam is in it just in case you sink it so you can retrieve it. I wonder if i was to just take out enough to put in a livewell or take it all out of 1 and not the other how bad that would do to the boat.

I had also thought about if i took it out to distribute it under the floor that way it would still be in there.

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Glued the carpet down. This is what I used.
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Thank you sir. I was wondering if I added foam under my deck everywhere there wasn't storage if that would help with flotation or if it make it unstable. I'm a bass fisherman so I want to carry baits with me in totes in my storage compartments and those can get kind of heavy depending on what you got.

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xXT.WARDXx wrote:Thank you sir. I was wondering if I added foam under my deck everywhere there wasn't storage if that would help with flotation or if it make it unstable. I'm a bass fisherman so I want to carry baits with me in totes in my storage compartments and those can get kind of heavy depending on what you got.
I have all the stock foam in mine. Putting foam under your floor will not make your boat unstable. If you check out the link below it will tell you how much foam you need in your boat. It's a good read.

https://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=25283

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Sorry for all the questions. first time doing this and i want to get prices on everything first and i really don't want to screw up. lol

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xXT.WARDXx wrote:Sorry for all the questions. first time doing this and i want to get prices on everything first and i really don't want to screw up. lol
Don't be sorry about questions :LOL2: . That's what this site is all about!

Feel free to PM me also.

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Will definately have to that once I get started. Have you ever built a live well for a Jon boat?

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xXT.WARDXx wrote:Will definately have to that once I get started. Have you ever built a live well for a Jon boat?
No, we use a fish basket or a cooler when we decide to keep fish. There are a lot of really nice live well builds on the site.

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xXT.WARDXx wrote:Will definately have to that once I get started. Have you ever built a live well for a Jon boat?
Mike's build was the inspiration for mine. I put a simple live well in using the existing well in the center seat. I haven't used it once. I'm actually gonna take it out and make it the battery box like Mike did. I added a 25hp motor and I now have too much weight in the stern when someone is standing there fishing. But here's my live well.

https://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic ... 11#p246940

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If I have a fish I really have to keep, I put it on a "string" and drag it in the water. The middle bench with the battery really balances out the boat!
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KevinWI wrote:Thanks. That helps a lot. I wasn't wrong thinking it was going to be tricky to get it right. Amazing I don't see a single screw (or bolt) showing on the carpet.
thinking I could probably bevel the hinge side cut on the bench plywood like 45 degrees to allow the lid to open further.
Are you able to snap a pic of how you carpeted the hinge area of the aft bench hatch? Also, did you install a piece of alum angle to the underside of that hatch?
thanks.
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Hunter, My rear bench isn't hinged, just the center. However
Jay's is. Take a look at his build, it's a great one!


https://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic ... 21&t=22353

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i got to have a built live well because i will be fishing bass tournaments and it has to looklike it came factory or you aint aloud to fish

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gillhunter wrote:Hunter, My rear bench isn't hinged, just the center. However
Jay's is. Take a look at his build, it's a great one!


https://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic ... 21&t=22353

Ok, thanks. I will take a look. Also, have you hear of pop riveting into wood? Some of the builds look like the other end of the rivet doesn't stick out...so it's like they drill a hole and insert the rivet in, and it expands to hold in place?...?
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MNHunter505 wrote:
gillhunter wrote:Hunter, My rear bench isn't hinged, just the center. However
Jay's is. Take a look at his build, it's a great one!


https://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic ... 21&t=22353

Ok, thanks. I will take a look. Also, have you hear of pop riveting into wood? Some of the builds look like the other end of the rivet doesn't stick out...so it's like they drill a hole and insert the rivet in, and it expands to hold in place?...?
Sorry I'm so late in answering this, works been really busy!
I have never used pop rivets in wood, but I have used these threaded inserts. They work pretty well..

https://www.ezlok.com/InsertsWood/index.html

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