|Hull weight||~110 lb|
|Power||Max. 7.5 HP Outboard|
Jon Buoy is another in my series of easy-to-build, multi-purpose boats. This extremely popular type is called a jonboat. You can see them in use almost everywhere; and for good reason: They have proven over a very long time to be exceptionally handy boats for fishing, waterfowling, exploring and general protected-water cruising. The flat bottom hull allows them to operate in extremely shallow waters, and when it’s time to go ashore for camping or exploring, Jon Buoy is light and tough enough to be easily beached and carried to higher ground.
Weighing only about 110 lbs., Jon Buoy is easily cartopped or rides nicely in the back of a pickup truck for quick, uncomplicated launching. At 11’-6” × 4’-1”, Jon Buoy has enough capacity for up to three persons to stretch out comfortably and enjoy a day on the water.
Jon Buoy is designed to be easily and inexpensively built by the first-time builder, using only 3 sheets of 1/4” or 6mm marine plywood and common lumberyard materials. The plans include detailed large-scale drawings for all assemblies, as well as a comprehensive booklet of construction notes that describe all components and building procedures, and is number-keyed to the corresponding parts and assembllies in the drawings. No lofting is required. Also included are plans for building your own oars.
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