Jet Jon Build #2

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Hey Guys, well we are at it again. I am helping a buddy of mine build another fun Jon. Nothing real flashy here, just a straight forward build. Brought in a 95 waverunner III with the 50hp 650. We are putting it in a 14/36 Jon. Below are the pics from yesterday. Rolled it under the carport and a couple of hours later it's cut down to size. I will be building a spoon design on this build to help with the cavitation issues that are always present. I will try to keep this thread posted regularly as we are shooting to be completely done in the next 3 to 4 weeks.
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You ever thought of using a superjet stand up ski? Same motor just shorter pump and motor skid probably save a lot of room in the boat. Just a thought

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4 weeks would be a super fast build. Looking fwd to the rest of this story.

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amk wrote:You ever thought of using a superjet stand up ski? Same motor just shorter pump and motor skid probably save a lot of room in the boat. Just a thought
I agree all the way about using the Superjet, but the problem around here is finding one...lol. The waverunner III was pretty much donated to us so sometimes the free stuff is the best :lol:

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CedarRiverScooter wrote:4 weeks would be a super fast build. Looking fwd to the rest of this story.
I built my last jet jon in the four week window. I'm actually hoping this one goes a little faster since I already know the do's and don'ts :P

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I figured that was the reason. I had a 650 in mine it was a good reliable motor

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We got a little further this weekend. So far from the first cut, we are at the 5 hr mark. If I could have a full weekend to work on it I could knock alot of it out. So Sat. we got the hole cut in the boat and the two hulls mated together. As of now we only have the bottom screwed in along with the 3M 5200. Next I will be filling in and structuring the transom. We are going to remove all the old layers of paint down to the bare aluminum on the outside of the hull so we can spray liner on it. Also I will be fiberglassing the outer seams as I did on my first build.
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Will you be putting the benches back in after everything is fit?


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AAAAAAAAGGGGHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! you guys make it look so easy!

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I agree with capt1972 its been 2 years and I'm still trying to find a ski that is worth my time

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[quote="Boz Mon"]Will you be putting the benches back in after everything is fit?


No, we are leaving them out. We will be decking the boat in the front and in the back leaving about 3' of floor in front of the engine. We will be restructuring the hull through the deck to add back the rigidity. The floor will be raised a few inches so that we can add 1" foam under it as well as adding some foam blocks under blank areas of the decking so that we can retain some flotation.

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Ok, I know it's been awhile, but here is the progress so far. We have had about three weekends where no work has been done so this past weekend we got a little further. The hull is all sealed together with 3M 5200 and screws along with fiberglass along the outer seams. Technically we are ready to drop the motor in and start the top process but have decided to strip the boat down so it can be spray lined. This process has been a slow one. There are quite a few spots that need repairs on the hull and the boat has been painted multiple times along with a roll on bed liner at some point in the past. Here are a few pics of the stripping and sanding process so far.
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Fiberglass has been applied to the outer seams...
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Paint stripper has been applied...
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The start of the sanding ....
The start of the sanding ....
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I love it!! Been looking on CL locally for a donor ski......my wife would kill me if I started another project.
1436 Lowe with 25hp johnson
17' Almar Lite with 140 Evinrude jet

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Looks great - you're gonna have a blast in it!

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