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I would stay away from anything in a rattle can, what is your painting budget? where will you be fishing with it?

Also, anything i can spray on the inside under the false floors i will add to help dampen the sound? I am still undecided on foam or no foam due to water absorbtion and how to apply it.
alot of guys have used truck bedliner coatings to help dampen sound. If you choose not to go with foam atleast have a nice big bilge pump. I would go with foam personally, however in a jon boat I would use styrofoam sheets instead since they won't retain any water.

Lastly, I will be adding false floor and front and rear deck. What glass and wood combo would you reccomend. Since its all above waterline can I use 1/4" non marine wood with 6oz glass? 1/2"? Should I glass one side and just epoxy seal the other? Or is it possible to not expoxy and use a Thompson water seal type product since its not exposed to tons of water?
Use epoxy, especially if you will be in salt water at any time, 6oz glass is ok, but use atleast 3/8" ply. Coat both sides and especially the edges. Glass atleast the top, but I like to glass both sides, it will take some flex out of it.

As far as the title goes, have the owner go with you to the courthouse, $7 gets you a reprinted title, otherwise it can be a headache.
 

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Styrofoam works great in jon boats.
 
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