(Another) Newbie Jon Boat Design

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by JeepDVL45, May 8, 2009.

  1. JeepDVL45
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    JeepDVL45 Junior Member

    thudpucker,

    I figured that I would be spending ~ $300 - $400, (but I was planning on that being in the REALLY high side). I found some for $60 a sheet (somewhere) but that was before tax and shipping. But I agree with you, I plan on mine lasting me a LONG time so when I look at it as an investment like that, it makes the cost ALOT more tollerable. (I already have a trolling motor, my g/f's dad found his old one that he thought he sold in his attic and he's giving to me, so that will shave the cost down a bit)
    It may be more economical for me to drive out to the Boston area to pick some up...hell, maybe I'll get lucky and be able catch a sox game and see my buddy in Salem when I'm out there (it would be a good excuse).

    Go for the patent....maybe you'll get lucky and someone will buy out the idea. That'll pay for the jon boat + some! And if you wanna kick a few bucks my way for 'finantial advice' thats fine with me. lol

    Good luck with your build!
     
  2. JeepDVL45
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    JeepDVL45 Junior Member

    lewisboats,

    Thanks for the plywood dealers. I'll have to check with them to see what I can get my hands on. And thanks for the suggestions for flotation!
     
  3. Lt. Holden
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    Lt. Holden Senior Member

    Jeep,

    There is a plywood distributor in Springfield, MA. Last time I bought there they were called Saxonville (may have changed since). They are located just off Roosevelt Avenue (just south of Smith & Wesson) next to BayState Gas. They carry or can get just about any type of sheet goods or laminate available; worth looking into. Also check Wooden Boat Magazine I think there are some distributors in Eastern New York state that should be close to you. Good Luck and let us know how you make out!
     
  4. JeepDVL45
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    JeepDVL45 Junior Member

    Thanks Lt.
    That would make things a bit easier if I can find them.
     
  5. lewisboats
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    lewisboats Obsessed Member

    Thudpucker...pics are sent check your email. They are BIG so I had to zip them otherwise I couldn't email them. Sorry I took so long but 2 jobs you know...not much time and the last kid is graduating. Took today to clean up a bunch of loose ends...like actually starting to put the parts of my own build together. Jeez...I only need it the first weekend of June!
     
  6. thudpucker
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    thudpucker Senior Member

    Atta boy!
    Congratulations on the Graduations!
    Boot em' out and bust the plate!

    Ho ho ho, you can forget the first of June. Summer finally broke and you'll be too busy to turn around soon.
    We are working on the Garden right now. Spring is springing up all over the place.

    I sure hope they all wind up in Higher Education.
    Thanks for the Email. I havent seen it yet, but I got a new download from one of the PDF program writers. If I dont have enough, I'll go to the Public Library or a Draftsman and have him lay it out in lofting size.
    Dick
     

  7. thudpucker
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    thudpucker Senior Member

    Atta boy!
    Congratulations on the Graduations!
    Boot em' out and bust the plate!

    Ho ho ho, you can forget the first of June. Summer finally broke and you'll be too busy to turn around soon.
    We are working on the Garden right now. Spring is springing up all over the place.

    I sure hope they all wind up in Higher Education.
    Thanks for the Email. I havent seen it yet, but I got a new download from one of the PDF program writers. If I dont have enough, I'll go to the Public Library or a Draftsman and have him lay it out in lofting size.
    Dick
     
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