Uncle John's makes boat kits in 3 styles: canoe, skiff (with sail option) and jon boat. The canoe is available in lengths from 12' to over 15'. The small skiff boat kits can be used for either rowing or sailing or with a small motor. Their
kits have the advantage of containing only the precut “difficult parts”
– you supply the rest of the lumber and other simple supplies. So you can build one of their boats starting at very reasonable prices.
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For example, precut components include stems and ribs, beveled and sanded, ready to be combined with
the wood that you provide. Additional wood needed is ¼" plywood and 1" x
4" clear lumber for rub rails. The kits for the skiffs include the transom, seats, stern, and “knees”. You provide additional materials, such as exterior plywood, clear lumber, screws, glue, and fiberglass materials.
They have recently added a flat-bottom “John Boat” in sizes from 10' to 11' 6" long and 45" beam.
And, be sure to check out their brand new "Cajun Wagon" - it is the koolest
boat/wagonkombo ever! This kit manufacturer is located in Sulphur, Louisiana.
The pictures above are just a sample of the products offered - visit their
website to see more products - the link is at the bottom of the page.
The canoe is about $49.50 shipped U.S. Priority Mail. The 9 ft. 7 in. skiff kit is $89.95 sent U.S. mail. The John Boat is $79.95 sent U.S. mail.
Note: In addition to the kit prices listed above there will be additional cost for the plywood and other materials that you are required to supply to finish the boat.
Note: Prices are estimates in US Dollars - features, specifications and prices are subject to change
- check with kit manufacturer.
Availability: Check with the kit manufacturer Tools Required: Basic carpenter tools and household tools. Skills Needed: Low-level woodworking/carpenter skills. Areas of Difficulty: Possibly the fiberglass work. Estimated Time: Approximately 10 to 12 hours according to the kit manufacturer. Finishing Required: Sanding, painting, staining, and fitting out.
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