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I bought your book about a year and a half ago.  At the time I did not even have a jon boat.  I ended up buying a 14ft fiberglass, v-hull and a 1967 20HP merc for $400.00.  While many of your concepts were specific to aluminum, I was able to incorporate many of your ideas.  I have attached pictures of the “In the making” and finished product.  I thought maybe you would like to use these on your website. 

Keep in mind that I am no electrical, painting, carpeting or wood working expert.  This really can be done by anybody who has the time and desire.  All in, I have about $3,000.  Could have been done for cheaper but I selected real high quality electronics, wood, hardware, paint and batteries.  It could use a new motor.  One day I will buy a merc 4 stroke 15HP with electric trim and start which will double my all in cost. 

Boat Characteristics: 

o  1972 Fiberglass, V-Hull (Maker unknown)

o  1967 20 HP Merc (Cleaned up by local boat engine repair)

o  Decking made of ¾” treated plywood and marine grade carpet bought at Lowes.  All wood coated with polyurethane. ($300)

o  Substructure to support decking made of treated 2x4 ($100.00)

o  Interior paint is Interlux Brightside Fiberglass Topcoat ($105.00)

o  Hull paint is Interlux fiberglass bottomkote Antifouling ($105.00)

o  Fiberglass hull repaired on bottom ($50.00)

o  Minn Kota 55LB Thrust Powerdrive with Universal Sonar (Fish finder sonar) and Co-pilot remote control steering; Remote fits on fishing pole – no foot pedal required ($650.00 on ebay)

o  25LB Electric Anchor Winch ($125.00)

o  Hummingbird 525 Fishfinder ($119.00)

o  Bow light/Stearn Light ($30.00)

o  Toho rig Live well prebuilt with transom pump and aerator (Purchased at Bass Pro for 179.00)

o  Automatic bilge pump for transom ($45.00)

o  Custom hatch 30”x18” bought at bass pro ($59.00)

o  2 bank battery charger 10AMP ($100.00)

o  2 batteries – 1 for trolling motor and one for all other electronics ($160.00)

o  2 pedestal seats and 1 rear cushon seat ($150.00)

o  All electronics connect to a marine grade resettable fuse switch with 6 ports ($50.00)

o  Wiring 16, 14, 12 and 8 gauge as required with quick disconnects on all equipment ($150.00)

o  Hardware is all stainless with button washers for bolting deck to substructure ($100.00)

I am proud of it.  I have gone out on it once and I love it!  Thanks for the inspiration!!  I had tons of fun building it!  I hope you enjoy the customer satisfaction as much as I will enjoy the boat!  Feel free to call me to discuss anytime!

Many thanks to David for his pictures, quality craftsmanship,
and a great addition to the "Jon Boat To Bass Boat" Book!


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