14 ft Sears jon boat

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Post by eseabee1 » 11 Jul 2016, 00:16

Picked this boat up the other day it was on craigslist , Got it for $200 the transom needed replaced but other then that the boat was in great shape for the age If I am reading the HIN right it is a 1973 .. I replaced the transom then painted it I want to put a casting deck and two seats in just wondering what type of carpet other people have used .. also got to get a trailer for it and trolling motor and maybe a gas motor not to sure yet .. Any ideas will be helpful this is my first build
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Post by misunderstood » 11 Jul 2016, 06:11

How come I never find these $200 boats. Nice score. As far as carpet etc, do a search and will find all kinds of choices made. Do whatever works for you :mrgreen:

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Post by eseabee1 » 12 Jul 2016, 22:15

Well went and got the wood for the casting deck was going to go with aluminum but the cost was a little to high for me also picked up a bow mount trolling motor for 60.00 that was just taken off this guy bass tracker two weeks ago good shape and runs could not beat that ..
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Post by hunterguy86 » 13 Jul 2016, 12:54

I used carpet on a previous build I did and found that I didn't like it. Hooks got caught in it and it's a pain to get the slime, mud, etc off of it.

My current boat has a large front casting deck and rear seat. I'm thinking I might cover them with hydro turf.


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Post by DaleH » 13 Jul 2016, 13:08

#1) 1st tin rebuild, 18' Lund http://forum.tinboats.net/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=36583
#2) 25' Parker refurb from EMPTY hull http://www.classicparker.com/phpBB3/vie ... p?f=15&t=6
#3) 16' V-tin rebuild http://forum.tinboats.net/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=36465
#4 Procraft SV14
#5) 16' Starcraft entirely NEW Transom Skins http://forum.tinboats.net/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=37548

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Post by misunderstood » 13 Jul 2016, 14:47

eseabee1 wrote:Well went and got the wood for the casting deck was going to go with aluminum but the cost was a little to high for me also picked up a bow mount trolling motor for 60.00 that was just taken off this guy bass tracker two weeks ago good shape and runs could not beat that ..
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Now you're just showing off........I may have to hire you as my purchasing agent for my build :mrgreen:

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Post by eseabee1 » 13 Jul 2016, 15:12

misunderstood wrote:
eseabee1 wrote:Well went and got the wood for the casting deck was going to go with aluminum but the cost was a little to high for me also picked up a bow mount trolling motor for 60.00 that was just taken off this guy bass tracker two weeks ago good shape and runs could not beat that ..
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Now you're just showing off........I may have to hire you as my purchasing agent for my build :mrgreen:
LOL I have just been lucky now if I can find a trailer cheap

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Post by eseabee1 » 13 Jul 2016, 15:15

DaleH wrote:I like marine vinyl ... look at http://www.defender.com or go to http://search.defender.com/?expression=nautolex&s=1
Does this get slippery ? I know it may be stupid to ask but never seen it before , Always had carpet in boats

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Post by DaleH » 13 Jul 2016, 15:27

eseabee1 wrote:
DaleH wrote:I like marine vinyl ... look at http://www.defender.com or go to http://search.defender.com/?expression=nautolex&s=1
Does this get slippery ? I know it may be stupid to ask but never seen it before , Always had carpet in boats
Not a bit ... there's built-in 'nooks & valleys' type feature to the material, akin to the top of an English muffin if you get my drift, that give it ample footing. But it also cleans up really well! My boat is turning 20-years old this season and when I clean it up, it still looks great - see the attached picture.

It also wears really well! 20-year old carpet would be grimy, stinky, soiled and look like crap by now ... if not requiring replacement many year ago ...
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#1) 1st tin rebuild, 18' Lund http://forum.tinboats.net/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=36583
#2) 25' Parker refurb from EMPTY hull http://www.classicparker.com/phpBB3/vie ... p?f=15&t=6
#3) 16' V-tin rebuild http://forum.tinboats.net/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=36465
#4 Procraft SV14
#5) 16' Starcraft entirely NEW Transom Skins http://forum.tinboats.net/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=37548

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