Hello new here looking at a John Boat.

Discussion in 'Wooden Boat Building and Restoration' started by tkienzle, Feb 26, 2007.

  1. tkienzle
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    tkienzle New Member

    Hello i'm new here and i'm wanting to build a 14-16 ft John Boat.
    The hoto's that I have been looking over are nice but they are not the ones i'm looking for..

    I might be looking for the wrong kind of boat.

    The john i'm looking for is rounded on bottom "long way's". well its flat on bottom the you know how the front angles up so does the back.
    The other plans that I have found are close but the back is flat just goes strait out.
    I found real basic plans in my missouri conservation book but they were very basic..

    In the book it said that lots of people made this boat for missouri many streams. That is what I want it for...:cool:
     
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  2. SamSam
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    SamSam Senior Member

    Welcome,
    Here's maybe what you want...

    http://thelibrary.springfield.missouri.org/lochist/periodicals/bittersweet/wi73b.htm

    The size of the side panels says 1x12 in the bill of materials. I
    originally thought the "curve of the boat" referred to where the two
    ends angle/slope up. In the last drawing at the bottom of the page,
    #6, it shows the sides are flared and the beam is narrow at the ends
    and wide in the center. That will put rocker in the bottom. It will
    still be flat from side to side but it will have curve the long
    ways. Sam
     
  3. tkienzle
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    tkienzle New Member

    Thank you that will go good with my research.
    I flound a little more about it this guy named Larry Dablemont he has some books out on this topic.
    One available on his website Larry Deblemont Books one called Rivers to Run witch I might buy.

    I also found this book on Amazon and ebay bought the one on ebay ;^)

    Now I need to find some Marina plywood here in Kansas City.
     
  4. tkienzle
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    tkienzle New Member

    I wonder how much marine epoxy I will need to seal a 14 foot john.
    I'm thinking of getting some Kevlar for the Front and Back and maybe some for the side edges..
     
  5. lewisboats
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    lewisboats Obsessed Member

    Something like this you mean?

    Steve
     

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    lewisboats Obsessed Member


    Just the joints with tape...a quart or so...depending on the length.
     
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