New to boat building need some advise

Discussion in 'Boat Yard Basics' started by jroland, Aug 9, 2015.

  1. jroland

    jroland I Love!

    I just picked up a 13' Johnsen skiff, I would like to fiberglass a casting deck. The boat is in the typical three bench seat layout like a jon boat, I would like the deck to go from the bow to the front of the second seat. My question is if I cut out the middle seat will I lose some structural integrity, also would I need to brace it in some way? Any help would be appreciated.
  2. DuckNut

    DuckNut Brandon, FL

    The hull would retain the upper shape because of the deck but you risk warping the hull.

    Yes, a deck that big would need supports.

    You could cut out a portion of the seats using the remains as your support for the deck.

    There was a post on here where the guy left the seat in and made the space between the top of the seat and the underside of the deck a storage area.

  3. jroland

    jroland I Love!

    thanks for the info!
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