Classic Louisiana Jon boat
Wooden Boat

Homemade Jon boat built from Uncle Johns plans Took me approx six months to complete. 15' 7" long, floor is 46" wide and sides approx 17" tall. Floor and sides made from 3/8" ply, transom 1 1/2" ply. Outside covered in fiberglass and 4 coats of epoxy. Inside is approx 80% covered in fiberglass plus 4 coats of epoxy all over. Underneath has an additional 4 coats of epoxy/graphite mix. I finished it with Gliden exterior latex paint - figured that since it will be out of the water about 95% of its life and covered that it does not need marine paint. All deck areas have a non slip additive. It is very stable and handles well. With a 15hp motor it does about 20 mph and accommodates two people easily. I recommend Uncle John's plans and for fiberglass supplies, both were very helpful when I called with questions.
Simon Foord

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