How to Build a Jon Boat Step by Step


Uploaded on July 17, 2011 by yootewb - This DIY Jon Boat costs about $600, more than I had anticipated, but I also spent a little extra here and there to ensure a quality build. I decided on the 12ft length, due to the ease of moving around. I used marine grade plywood throughout, fiberglassed the whole bottom and outside of the boat, used a spray truck bed liner for the inside for safer footing and toughness, and then seats and motor/battery, and anchor. The outside is sprayed with high end Krylon spray-paint with a snap on hand squeeze trigger (only about 3 bucks at your local hardware store, next to the spray-paint.

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I am very pleased with the outcome, and the plans were great! There was a little confusion on the angles for the transom, but I figured it out. Our first time in the water was tremendously satisfying, and my 10 year old son loves it. Many great father-son memories to come with our Jon Boat.

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