"Creek Rat" 14 ft jon boat build (COMPLETE! 8-23)

After some convincing by Cracker Larry, I got the plans for the GF14 from http://www.bateau.com. I want to build it for inshore fishing and beating around and whatnot so she'll get a work boat finish. My epoxy and fiberglass just got here and I've got my work space set up. I've even got van bench seats for the ladies to come hang out and watch me work. I recently got a fancy camera and am itching to use it so expect quite a few pictures.

I did a rebuild on a 13ft Malibu a couple years ago and that's what really got me inspired to build this new boat. You can check out the pictures at this link (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.528207271695.2030656.46403067&type=3&l=86f489a40c). I plan to make a photo album on my Facebook and use it to host the pictures to post on this here forum.

Now I'm just waiting for that plywood to get here so I can get to building.

-Capt. Chris Rapchick

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no motor
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Agreed, looks great Chris! Job well done for sure.

Russ B.
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I only have one problem with this build! I really like your boat, but didn't you promise us when you started, that you would have some good looking honeys sitting around on car seats watching? I have looked and looked and can't find one in your pictures!saddead
That's a sweet boat! Is that the gas tank under the middle bench seat? Where are you running the wires to the engine? The bulb so you can prime it? I'm also building a 14 "creek rat" although mine's called the redfish reaper. I'm starting a thread and will keep yall updated. Where did you get those rodholders? Rap, ill PM you if I have any more questions?

Hunter P. Hames
11' Tarpon 100
19' Sea Fox 125 merc
Good for you seeing this project through. Looks good.
The gas tank is going to be kept under the middle bench seat. The fuel line will be run along the port side of the boat behind the rod holders. I got all of the road holders and hardware from Port Supply (West Marine) through the camp I'm working at.

I'll try to help as much as I can with any questions.
Really enjoyed reading this build. Awesome job. Its really inspirational.
What did the message in the bottle say?

"I fish therefore I lie"

2006 Mckee Craft 185 Bay Classic 150 Yamaha
That is the nicest home build I have ever seen.

"I fish therefore I lie"

2006 Mckee Craft 185 Bay Classic 150 Yamaha
Excellent job!

Chris...that s really cool!! Good job! Donnie was quite impressed too!

miss'n fish'n

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