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Old 05-18-2010, 05:07 AM
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Default Re: My 14' PolarKraft Jon Boat log

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Work slowed down on the ol' boat this past month. Finally able to get back to it.
Time and money - either one are hard to come by sometimes.

Looking good - can't wait to see it finished!
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Old 05-18-2010, 07:53 AM
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Right on! Scott. Some progress is better than no progress lol. Good to see yer taken the time needed to do the Bow section up properly. Ya the last owner was a bit of a butcher eh. Good to see it's in good hands now though, TLC lol. Ya your flat gray paint job is gonna look stellar. Can't wait ta see it.

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Old 05-18-2010, 08:07 AM
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Default Re: My 14' PolarKraft Jon Boat log

Im also going to pick this up from harbor freight for $16 to spray it myself.


Electric Paint Spray Gun

I dk yet. I just dont wanna deal with my body guy as he is a bit slow sometimes
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Old 05-18-2010, 08:24 AM
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Just noticed you have a single post Bow / Front Eyelet (anchor / winch attachment point). Which has only a single nut on it (not even an added oversized washer). This will fatigue the surrounding aluminum quite quickly and eventually may pull right through it. May I suggest you go with a double posted, double plated Bow Eyelet as shown in the attachment. This will make for a much more solid anchor / winch attachment point. At a cost of $10 to $20 max. Better safe than sorry lol. Ya don't want your boat bailing off your trailer on the highway, or losing your anchor and rope / chain, or the expense of repairing the front of your boat after a eyelet pulls through it, ugly mess lol. I have seen these senarios played out over the years again ugly lol.

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Old 05-18-2010, 08:29 AM
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Default Re: My 14' PolarKraft Jon Boat log

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Just noticed you have a single post Bow / Front Eyelet (anchor / winch attachment point). Which has only a single nut on it (not even an added oversized washer). This will fatigue the surrounding aluminum quite quickly and eventually may pull right through it. May I suggest you go with a double posted, double plated Bow Eyelet as shown in the attachment. This will make for a much more solid anchor / winch attachment point. At a cost of $10 to $20 max. Better safe than sorry lol. Ya don't want your boat bailing off your trailer on the highway, or losing your anchor and rope / chain, or the expense of repairing the front of your boat after a eyelet pulls through it, ugly mess lol. I have seen these senarios played out over the years again ugly lol.

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Hey thanks! That is just temporary. I took the handle off to be able to sand and havn't put it back yet. Even so, i want to put an eylet there. As you can see, that one is not centered or anything. where can I get one of those eylets?
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Old 05-18-2010, 08:47 AM
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Any Marina or Marine Supply shop should stock that item (or at the least, be able to order ya one). Or ya can go on line to purchase one. You will need this secure anchor point as in looking at your boat you have no side cleats front or rear. And that's a sweet deal for the spray gun, nice.

Example:

http://www.iboats.com/Boat-Bow-Eyes/...view_id.257651
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Old 05-18-2010, 08:52 AM
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lol, thats the ones i found. here is the one i will order:

http://www.iboats.com/Bow-Stern-Eye-...-view_id.56035

im ordering the first one (3/8" diameter)
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Old 05-18-2010, 09:01 AM
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lol, thats the ones i found. here is the one i will order:

http://www.iboats.com/Bow-Stern-Eye-...-view_id.56035

im ordering the first one (3/8" diameter)
Great minds think a like lol. For only the extra $4.22, I'd go the 1/2" route (shipping will be the same cost). I know its overkill, but that won't hurt. Go big or go home lol. That's my motto for most things, if the cost is not much more.

3/8" Recommended #50011453 max. load 3,500lbs.
1/2" Recommended #50011457 max. load 6,000lbs.
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Old 05-18-2010, 06:23 PM
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Default Re: My 14' PolarKraft Jon Boat log

got the front bench braced to the front of the boat today! used 16 guage aluminum sheetmetal cut to size and bent to the right angke by the local machine shop. Looks 10000000000 times better. going to the welder tomorrow to get the gunwhale (1 5/16" aluminum pipe) capped over that sheetmetal and tied into the side gunwhales.



better pics tomorrow
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Old 05-19-2010, 04:13 AM
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Old 05-25-2010, 10:20 AM
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going to pick boat up this evening from welder!!!!!
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Old 05-26-2010, 05:33 AM
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Default Re: My 14' PolarKraft Jon Boat log

UPDATE 5/26/09:

Picked the boat up yesterday with a new gunwale on the front! I looks awesome! I had to have it mad in two pieces as I went to like 5 different places looking for a 1 1/4" pipe that was long enough. Fianlly found some, but it wasnt long enough. But he had one long piece and one short piece. So I had him piece it together. Where the weld it, i will grind it smooth and it all gets painted, so it will look fine. I must say the front of the boat is STRONG again!









That means this week (probably saturday) I will put it up on some sawhorses and epoxy 4 slow leaky rivets. Then i will pick up a can of Nason (by dupont) etching primer from O'Reilly's (good stuff) and prime any bare metal spots. Then in a week or two, Ill wash her good and then paint her flat grey!
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Old 06-06-2010, 06:07 AM
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Nice lookin boat man! I've been surfing for a jon boat myself. Just gotta find one in the right price range.
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Old 08-13-2010, 07:18 AM
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UPDATE:

Ordered my paint today for the boat!!!! Parker Coatings Jon Boat pain in "Bay Grey" which is a dark flat grey color. May have it clearcoated over as well
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Old 08-13-2010, 07:40 AM
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Sweet progress! Save your money. It dosn't need clear coat. Just a good quality primer made for aluminum, especially on the bare aluminum parts. And make sure you ruff up the painted areas first. Then paint with the paint you've ordered. Done deal.
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