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    Default 15 FT Aluminum Boat

    This is a aluminum boat i had built for hunting and fishing nothing fancy but works well
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    Default More Pics

    Just some more pics
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    Smile Nice!!

    Tell us all the specs....like material thickness and type. And what machine you used etc...
    Also what stencil was you using for the camo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FusionKing View Post
    Tell us all the specs....like material thickness and type. And what machine you used etc...
    Also what stencil was you using for the camo.
    I made it out of 1/8 4043 aluminum and i used a Dynasty 200 to weld it up. As far as the paint i got a hand full of bullrushes and used them it could have turned out better but it was a learning curve

    Having said that i would defiantly make it out of heavier material next time just for warpage purposes

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    Cool

    Nice job. Looks like your shop has some nice toys to play with...Bob
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    Tommy,

    You could add some exterior strakes to the bottom and sides (above the waterline).

    The strakes would "stiffen" things up without adding a lot more weight.

    The "mass produced" jon boats use much thinner material than you did, but gain rigidity with the strakes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aametalmaster View Post
    Nice job. Looks like your shop has some nice toys to play with...Bob
    You are correct there is alot of very fun toys to play with but sadly they are my father in-laws. lets just say i spend alot of time there lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SundownIII View Post
    Tommy,

    You could add some exterior strakes to the bottom and sides (above the waterline).

    The strakes would "stiffen" things up without adding a lot more weight.

    The "mass produced" jon boats use much thinner material than you did, but gain rigidity with the strakes.
    I have three water strakes running along the bottom and i am planing this spring to run them along the sides like you suggested, there is abit of play in the bow when heading into a wave. I am debating what to use i am thinking of cutting a pipe in half and running it along the sides what do you think?

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    Split pipe would make a good strake.
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    Default stiffener

    you could just use hull stiffener. most metal suppliers stock it.
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