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Post by vanillagorilla » 10 Aug 2009, 01:24

Good morning everyone. I am new here, I stumbled across the board after a google search. I have been hunting for a wide bottom jon boat for about three months now. Today I opened up my local classified site and did my usual search, but a new add appeared. I have looked at probrably thirty boats now, and have walked away from all of them. Needless to say I didnt have my hopes up for this one eighter, add says: 18 foot jon boat, flat bottom, very wide, has trailer. I called the guy, and could tell he was very young. I asked him the usual questions, and he made the boat out to be a diamond in the rough. I really didnt want to make the three hour round trip just to be disappointed again, so I asked if he could send me some pictures. I recieved the pictures, and loaded up the truck right away. I showed up an hour and a half later, and was very pleased at what was sitting in front of me. Three hundred dollars changed hands and I drove the boat home. I have been farting around with the boat today, but will post pictures tommorow. My plans are to deck the boat out, and then fish the boat out. I am wanting to paint the boat a flat olive green color, and was wondering if anybody had any pics of their boats painted, and where you got the paint. Please check back in the a.m. for pictures, and I will keep this post updated with progress. Also it is a mon ark brand boat, 18 foot, and very wide.

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Post by fishinchef » 10 Aug 2009, 01:39

Welcome. Can't wait to see some pictures of the beast. Do a little searching around and you will find all you ever needed in relation to painting and decking a jon. Good Luck

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Post by ben2go » 10 Aug 2009, 03:37

:WELCOME:

Check my signature below for links to useful info.

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Post by Jim » 10 Aug 2009, 07:05

:WELCOME:

Thanks for joining! :beer: Great price on a project boat, you must be psyched!

Here is a useful link to allot of the mods done here. I try to update it as members add their projects to the list.

http://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=3156


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Post by ober51 » 10 Aug 2009, 08:11

Gotta love the Mon Ark boat club getting bigger 8) Welcome!
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Post by G3_Guy » 10 Aug 2009, 08:45

Welcome Aboard and congrats on your find! We look forward to the pics!
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Post by RBuffordTJ » 10 Aug 2009, 09:44

Awesome find! Can't wait to see picures!

Bufford in Orlando

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Post by vanillagorilla » 10 Aug 2009, 09:47

So this morning hasnt been going my way. First, I couldnt find the camera. Second, when I found it the batteries were dead, so I had to go buy some. Third, I had to find my cable to hook it to the computer. Last, my hosting site is having some issues. I usually host my pics from a certain website, but they are having issues right now so pics will be up when I come in for my next break. I did some research on the mon ark boats, I have never heard of them until I bought the boat. I think that I will be happy with this boat in the long run.

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Post by Loggerhead Mike » 10 Aug 2009, 10:35

boat sounds like a hoss cant wait to see it

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Post by vanillagorilla » 10 Aug 2009, 11:41

here are a couple of pics to hold you over until my host site starts working again.

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I hope this worked.

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Post by vanillagorilla » 10 Aug 2009, 11:43

I have a few more, and some of the boat since I cleaned it out. Later today or tommorow I will post them up.

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Post by dyeguy1212 » 10 Aug 2009, 11:51

Very nice! I tried to get a 18ft monark just a week ago on CL, but the guy screwed me. I guess its not all bad, cause it keeps me in the market for a 16 footer that doesnt need modding (which keeps me out of the cold-ass garage all winter)

Have any sketches of what youre going to do to it?

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Post by vanillagorilla » 10 Aug 2009, 13:48

dyeguy1212 wrote:Very nice! I tried to get a 18ft monark just a week ago on CL, but the guy screwed me. I guess its not all bad, cause it keeps me in the market for a 16 footer that doesnt need modding (which keeps me out of the cold-ass garage all winter)

Have any sketches of what youre going to do to it?

I have some drawings, that I am going to put on the computer. I am just going to put a front casting deck from the front to the middle bench. Arear driving stand to the back bench, both decks will be about 2-3 inches below the top rail. The boat will get a poling platform, and a tiller drive motor. This thing is going to be a fishing machine and nothing else. I love the tin boats, and have always wanted to make one a flats boat. I usually buy wrecked motorcycles, fix them, and sell them. So this one will just be another project to me. I have been eyeing a couple of new tiller motors, but think that I might buy a good used one. Any ideas for a motor?

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Post by RBuffordTJ » 10 Aug 2009, 13:53

Very nice buy man! I am up in Orlando, are you in this neck of the woods?

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Post by Zum » 10 Aug 2009, 15:07

Welcome to the site.
Nice looing boat and trailer,$300 seems like a steal to me,nice find.
Way to wait,till you found one you liked.
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