Utcatman's boat kicks but,I too enjoyed it.Thing is with my boat,you see I don't trailor it,it fits nicely in the back of the truck bed,if I want to continue to do so I must keep it light.I put my boat out of commission for about a month as had no xp on haul repair,Once I removed my middle seat I weakened the structual integrity on the boat,felt like a waterbed lol.My first attempt was a stop sign post riveted on by hand,came out good,but heavy,plus would rust soon anyway.My second attempt was alluminum v rods 2 from homedepot,the "inbetween size",works well till this day,I used the original holes,went with 1/4 " rivets from Granger.I do have just over 5 1/2 feet of deckspace now.
I used 2 shets of half " foam wrapped in clear tape,then I used duct tape to add a piece of tarp material for only the top side.I made it in three sections two which fold in half for easy storage.
For the seat,I cut a milk crate nearly in half and screwed the taller half to the seat,its a bit low so I don't tip over off the side of the boat. For a better "center of gravity"one man said
I have some more pictures,good luck on your jon boat,mine is 10' looking into a 12' but it must have the same width so it fits in the truck,any help?. Thanks everyone. One mans boat is another mans dream,good luck everyone with your mods,I'll help anyway I can God Bless
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