Originally Posted by messabout
I respect your opinion but I do take issue that a 17 foot Jon at 490 pounds is a lightweight. Half that weight would be lightweight for a boat that size. I say again your boat is going to be plenty durable.
Keep going you are almost finished.
Compared to a similar sized commercially made aluminum boat hull weighing in at around 700lbs, I think it's light. Thanks for the kind words though and I'm sure ready to get her flipped over and finished soon! (I have one shoulder left as the right one is exhausted from all the sanding.