Building a Wooden Jon

In this installment I have nearly finished the outside of the hull. I have gave the hull bottom it’s final coat of epoxy. This makes a total of five coats of epoxy on the outside of the hull. The last coat of epoxy is mixed with a powdered graphite to add abrasion resistance to the surface. This makes an extremely hard surface that stands up well to concrete boat ramps and rocks. As stated earlier I have used Raka brand epoxy throughout the build with very consistent and good results.

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The hull is coated with System Three brand epoxy primer. Eventually the hull will be painted an olive drab color that is glossy.

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The primer was rolled on using a small foam roller. It is very easy to apply and cures to a hard epoxy finish.


I am ready to turn the boat over soon and begin fitting out the interior. I need to get a carport built first to keep out the rain, so that will be slowing down my progress a bit.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!