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Grandad’s old Jon boat turned into a pretty sweet rig!

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Re: Grandad’s old Jon boat turned into a pretty sweet rig!

Postby CritterGitter » Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:52 pm

Never seen swing up Jack's near the rear axle like that. Is that to push the boat around the driveway or in case of a flat ?
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Re: Grandad’s old Jon boat turned into a pretty sweet rig!

Postby TRIGGER » Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:52 am

CritterGitter wrote:Never seen swing up Jack's near the rear axle like that. Is that to push the boat around the driveway or in case of a flat ?


I was just about to ask also. Brilliant idea for moving it around in tight spaces and there if you have a flat also.
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Re: Grandad’s old Jon boat turned into a pretty sweet rig!

Postby TNReb » Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:23 am

Nice work! That looks good!
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Grandad’s old Jon boat turned into a pretty sweet rig!

Postby cousinjordo » Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:51 pm

Man that looks great. I grew up in a Jon boat in the Ouachita in Arkansas. My grandfather passed last fall. I’ve got two boys under 2 that I can’t wait to spend time in the woods and on the water. I’m sure my wife is sick of my constant chatter lately about how much I want a Jon boat for the boys.


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Re: Grandad’s old Jon boat turned into a pretty sweet rig!

Postby redheadshooter » Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:36 pm

duckriver wrote:That's the best restoration of a Jon boat I've ever seen. Great job


Thanks!
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Re: Grandad’s old Jon boat turned into a pretty sweet rig!

Postby redheadshooter » Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:37 pm

Dbllunger wrote:I really like what you have had done to it. Was taking out the middle seat very difficult? I would love to remove mine and have storage made for the sides.


No it wasn't difficult. Just used a grinder and was very careful!
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Re: Grandad’s old Jon boat turned into a pretty sweet rig!

Postby redheadshooter » Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:38 pm

TNRazorback wrote:That’s an awesome restoration. Who did the welding and paint?


A guy from Burlison did the paint and installed/wired the tilt and trim unit. Welding was Curry King from Trenton.
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Re: Grandad’s old Jon boat turned into a pretty sweet rig!

Postby redheadshooter » Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:39 pm

CritterGitter wrote:Never seen swing up Jack's near the rear axle like that. Is that to push the boat around the driveway or in case of a flat ?


I had an extra one laying around that has a broken wheel. I threw it on the trailer in case of a flat tire! Haven't had to use it yet. (fingers crossed)
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