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I just ordered a 12 oz. can of the "Lab Metal" to repair the dings and such on my flat bottom project that I have going on right now.
https://www.net4sale.com/Shop/pc/home.asp
 

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lbursell said:
Looks like somthing that could be made to work. Are you going to orient the panels bow to stern or port to starboard ? I'd suggest giving a lot of thought to your support framing underneath. Framing around hatches and/or livewell could get interesting, but certanily not impossible. Same thing for matching the curvature of your hull. If you go this route, post LOTS of pics.

I was definitely leaning toward stern to bow... it comes in up to 30' lengths (pretty nice). The floor will slope toward the stern. Yeah framing will need to be solid, but this stuff isn't weak either (can go 24" on center, 240 PSF live-load on 36" centers). Running port to starboard would allow longer storage under the floor, but wouldn't look as good or drain to the back as well.
 

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Here are some pretty cool floor matting for aluminum boats.A little expensive but very nice.
https://styx-river.com/products/?category=1&subcategory=6&id=31
 

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https://www.suspensionconnection.com

Has all kinds of parts for your towing vehicle. I bought my tow hitch, receiver, ball, and light harness from them. Cheap prices, and fast delivery.
 

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94silverbeast said:
I am looking for some kind of foam i can fill my boat with. I looked into just the spray foam you get at a local hardware store but a buddy of mine told me he used it and didnt have good results with it. Looking for something i can mix or 2part or something. Please help thanks
I found these guys and am going to order some when I get my center bench cut out and closed off in the very near future.Take a look.
https://www.jgreer.com/boat-foam.htm
 

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I purchased my used 18 foot Jon boat and restoring this winter. Since it was a used boat it has seen its share of beaching. All my other boats are semi V's with nice thick keels and I wasn't concerned with beaching. The river I fish has poor launches at best (no docks) so you have to beach each time you go out. I'm a guide on the river so I'm always launching and removing. The 18 footer has 4 keels which are pretty worn. I searched the web for keel guards. A few companies wouldn't recommend using their product on a Jon boat. Until I found Keel Shield www.keelshield.com KS Marine Product
These people went out of their way to accommodate me. They sent me a sample of keel guards, and easy to follow instructions, great color selection, and its a life time guarantee. They also make skeg guards, bow guards. I highly recommend them, they stand behind their product!
 

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https://www.harborfreight.com/automotive-motorcycle/battery/5-watt-solar-battery-charger-41144.html

I came across this solar battery charger today looking for stuff for my boat.

Not sure if anyone has tried one of these, but it might be nice to have on those long days on the water when your trolling motor is getting a lot of use. You could just connect it to your batt. and as long as the sun is shining you are getting a little bit of a charge and not killing your battery!
 

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New user, older post. Just found this place! Prices are great and they will help you with shipping!!!

https://www.discountsteel.com/
 

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As far as discount steel goes, I placed an order this morning. They are going to cut my order to 8' sticks, and ship it....TODAY! Great company!
 

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Drakedoghunter said:
Can some plez help me post my boat projest on here I can not figure out how to LOL :?

Are your pictures hosted or are you going to upload them from your pc? Make sure your pictures are no bigger than 800 wide.

Look here for tutorials: https://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewforum.php?f=1
 

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Found this aluminum store on ebay...not sure if prices are good or not, but looked cheap to me.

https://stores.ebay.com/metalstogo?_trksid=p4340.l2563
 

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Tempress has a great selection of high quality hatches, deck plates, seats, rod holders and other fishing gear. I have two of the hatches and i am very impressed with the strength and quality!

Tempress marine group: https://www.tempress.com/
 

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Aluminum Angle, stainless as well as most other metal products and shapes
https://www.metalsupermarkets.com/
The prices online are the best I had found and if you are lucky enough to have access to a local store/warehouse like the one in Tampa, you may find the price to be even lower. We did on all the aluminum angle we needed for our rebuild. No minimum order and cut to size so you only buy what you want. They were great to work with.
 

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Starboard - available in several colors and "cut to size" pricing with free shipping on orders that exceed 3 sq feet.
https://stores.ebay.com/Cesany-Plastics-Inc?_trksid=p4340.l2563
While I know there have been cautions about Ebay stores, I have used these folks twice and have been very happy with the service, price and delivery.
 

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if anyone is interested, I found a place that sells office supplies like furniture shelves ladders and such. they had a huge supply of real heavy duty diamond plate sheets. they sell it for $3.50 a square foot, and they had plenty of different size sheets to choose from. Pm me if you want any details, its here in tampa fl.
 

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Ranchero50 tipped me off to these cool LED lights for interior lighting:
https://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160497086578&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT
 

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