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cobrastrike
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New 1436 Project

Post by cobrastrike » 08 Apr 2008, 23:48

I'm in the process of decking out my Jon boat. I was a little uncertain of how I wanted to do it after reading some of the comments on stability. I finally decided on a decided on a plan and have finally started on it. After a lot of research, I chose to use aluminum angle as opposed to 2x material for supporting the deck to cut back on weight. Here are some pics of the work so far, let me know what you all think....
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This was the most questionable part to me. I wanted to deck the entire front but since it is only 36" wide, stability was a major concern. I wanted to keep the deck as low as possible but still be able to have storage under the deck. I haven't comple
This was the most questionable part to me. I wanted to deck the entire front but since it is only 36" wide, stability was a major concern. I wanted to keep the deck as low as possible but still be able to have storage under the deck. I haven't comple
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The deck will be approximately 4" lower as opposed to decking on top of the seat.
The deck will be approximately 4" lower as opposed to decking on top of the seat.
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I wanted to keep the deck as low as possible but still be able to have storage underneath. I decided to come off the bottom of the bow "seat".
I wanted to keep the deck as low as possible but still be able to have storage underneath. I decided to come off the bottom of the bow "seat".
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Post by Jim » 09 Apr 2008, 06:18

It's looking good so far!
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Post by tornado » 09 Apr 2008, 10:04

Looks great, look like you'll have lots of room up front.
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Post by G3_Guy » 09 Apr 2008, 13:35

Looks great! What's the plan for flooring it... Marine Plywood or Aluminum sheeting?
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Post by FishingBuds » 09 Apr 2008, 13:58

sweet, it looks like you pop riveted to the bench and front bow.

how mant compartments you plan on having.

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Post by cobrastrike » 09 Apr 2008, 23:16

Thanks for the replies, it took me a while to finally decide how I wanted to do it.
As far as flooring, I'm going to be using 1/2" PT plywood. I was a little concerned at first that it would be too flimsy. I did some testing with 3 supports underneath but it had a little too much bounce in it for me. When I put a 4th support it stiffened it up quite a bit.
I'm not exactly sure how much storage I'm going to have. I figured that with the two middle supports, I'd add some bracing for my seat mount- I haven't decided if I'm going to add any compartments between these two supports.
I'm planning on adding storage on the outside of the two middle supports. Unfortunately it won't be long enough for rod storage but it will definitely help.
For the front bench, I attached the aluminum angle with some SS self-tapping screws- seems to have enough bite in them to make it feel nice and secure.
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This is the rear half of the boat. For the floor, I just added some 2x4s on the floor ribs for now- I'm not exactly sure if I'm going to stick with them or not. In the picture, the battery compartment is on the right side. I'm relocating the battery towar
This is the rear half of the boat. For the floor, I just added some 2x4s on the floor ribs for now- I'm not exactly sure if I'm going to stick with them or not. In the picture, the battery compartment is on the right side. I'm relocating the battery towar
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This is where I'm moving the battery to. I would have liked to have it underneath the front deck but it stuck up a little higher than the bottom of the plywood. I'll be boxing this in on the back deck the adding plywood over the top of the middle seat, th
This is where I'm moving the battery to. I would have liked to have it underneath the front deck but it stuck up a little higher than the bottom of the plywood. I'll be boxing this in on the back deck the adding plywood over the top of the middle seat, th

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Post by trerick » 09 Apr 2008, 23:25

your boat is really coming along. Lookin pretty good.
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Post by russo » 13 Apr 2008, 16:26

great idea with the angle bar on the edge of the bench like that
i was trying to think of a way to keep my livewell cover exposed, that might work perfect, thanks for posting!

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Post by Waterwings » 13 Apr 2008, 16:40

That's looking real good, and nice work on the metal framing! Image
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Post by cobrastrike » 13 Apr 2008, 21:00

thanks everyone- It's been a very tedious project up to this point (I'm too much of a perfectionist).
I'm almost to the point to where I'm ready to put some carpet down. I finished the bow for the trolling motor and I decked over the middle seat now. The weather is getting warmer so it won't be long before I'll be ready to get this thing in the water.
I've got plenty of pics so I'll post some up soon.

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Post by CountryRoad » 02 Mar 2011, 15:38

awesome! Thanks for posting!

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Post by Ictalurus » 02 Mar 2011, 15:54

I think cobrastrike may be long gone.

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