Jon Boat Deck

Jon Boat Deck


This is gonna be the poor man’s way or the cheap way to build a casting deck on a jon boat. All of this wood has been completely free. I’ve picked all of this up from a garbage dumpster. I’ve got more wood that I can use for free. So, so far I’ve had to spend zero dollars except for the stainless steal screws that I’m using. But, we’re gonna go ahead and we’re gonna make some more support legs for this frame. Alright guys so I’m pretty happy right now as far as my structure. Umm, it’s gonna be one of those things. I’ll just have to test it when I get out on the water. But for right now, I’m just gonna leave it where it is and press on with cutting out the top part of the deck..the plywood. and trying to get a good cut so that it matches the contour of the boat. So what I did here is I took a giant piece of cardboard and I cover the whole front side of the boat… and I just took a sharpie and I went under the cardboard all the way around tracing the edge of the boat and all the way around And… so now I’m gonna use this cardboard as my template Cutting little by little until that plywood fits in here As far as looks, it looks awesome! Stay tuned and I’ll be able to tell you guys you know as far as how it works as far as the buoyancy with the added weight on the front of the boat and just how secure it is and how I like it on the water. Very easy! Very Cheap! and I’ll keep you guys posted as far as any upgrades whether I put some hatches in there or I add a live well or whatever Thanks for watching and don’t forget to subscribe!

17 thoughts on “Jon Boat Deck

  • January 17, 2016 at 6:04 am
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    That looks really good👍

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  • January 17, 2016 at 6:32 am
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    Looks really nice! I built a back deck on my boat (for tanning and secret drink storage, not so much fishing, lmao) in a similar fashion. One thing for sure though, this may try to blow out when you're pulling it down the road unless you attached that top deck to the frame. I couldn't tell for sure. I ended up hinging one side and putting a hasp on the other – that way it stays down while I'm pulling and on the lake, and at the end of the day I can just throw on a lock and store all my jackets and whatever really easily. Are you going to/did you secure it somehow? Yikes, sorry for the long comment! 🙂

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  • April 1, 2016 at 5:07 am
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    looks nice what size thickness of plywood. did you use

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  • June 21, 2016 at 4:44 pm
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    Right on man! I just got my first boat (10ft Jon) to fish from. This is exactly what I want to do.

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  • July 11, 2016 at 3:32 pm
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    I finally got a Jon boat, trolling motor, and engine. This is my next project on it.

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  • July 30, 2016 at 1:50 am
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    What kind of plywood did you use because I've heard it reacts with aluminum the pressure treated stuff atleast

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  • August 1, 2016 at 3:29 pm
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    May i ask what thickness of plywood did you use? I have an Alweld Im looking to extend the deck on for storage

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  • October 7, 2016 at 12:52 am
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    Very nice job.

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  • November 14, 2016 at 2:13 pm
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    Just a question, Do you think that it is a good idea to let the supports sit on the bottom?Seems like it might be a problem if your running a outboard.

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  • January 28, 2017 at 10:52 pm
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    Great video!! And I was wondering if you drilled into any of the bench seats

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  • March 7, 2017 at 2:10 am
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    where did you get your carpet

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  • May 12, 2017 at 8:47 pm
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    Can you explain again how you got the deck to fit in perfectly

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  • August 18, 2017 at 10:48 pm
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    hey how is it you attached the wood to the aluminum? i have a 14ft which im in the works of decking. i chose to have my support run horizontally instead of vertically like yours. wasn't sure if i should drill right into the sides of the boat lol

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  • December 14, 2017 at 3:40 pm
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    What're the dimensions on the boat? Ours looks very similar and you have inspired me ahha

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  • April 3, 2018 at 4:36 am
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    Hey man cool video. What is that song playing. Sounds cool

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  • August 31, 2018 at 5:21 pm
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    Cool video great filming good editing love the music nice boat I liked the video for ya

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  • February 22, 2019 at 3:21 pm
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    I made it too. Just used stodoys instructions for that 🙂

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