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GEN-X - Frame & Hatches Combo

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Mike Lopez's "GEN-X" Kit

Tiny Boat Nation All-Inclusive Aluminum Frame & Lid Kit

Includes all Frame, Hinges, and Build a DIY Lid system to build a strong, durable, lightweight, and easy to build structure for your boat build. These Do-It-Yourself kits make it easy to build your Jon or V-Hull from the ground up with basic skills. The ultimate Jon Boat to Bass Boat Conversion Kit using TBN's Gen-X build kit concept. No welding needed, grab a drill and rivet gun, and go to work building your dream boat! 

Includes:

  • Aluminum Framing Kit w/ Rivets
  • DIY Build a Lid Components
  • Piano Hinges
  • Free Step by Step Video Tutorial Guide ($60 Value)
  • Sheet Metal for Lids (Add-On Available for Kit)

GEN X KIT SIZES for Approximate Boat Length

10-14 Foot Boats with Basic Design = Starter Kit

12-14 Foot Boats with an Advanced Design = Pro Kit

15-16 Foot Boats with Advanced Design = BOSS Kit

16+ Foot Boats with Advanced design = Monster Kit

AVAILABLE with additional Aluminum Sheet Metal for Lids. 

Standard Kits come with framing & lid making supplies listed below only.

Sheet Metal Contents: 30 feet x 16" of each .063" and .050" Aluminum Sheet 

MADE IN USA - Manufactured by Nate's Custom Boats

 

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KIT PARTS LIST

Starter Kit Ft. Part QTY
6 1.5" Angle 20
6 .75" Square Tube 8
5 .5" Angle 10
3/16 x 1/4-3/8 Rivet 200
3/16 x 1/4-3/9 Countersink 500
90 Degree Brackets 20
6 2" Piano Hinges 2
6 1.5" Flat Bar 2
Custom Shims
Save $200+ Over Home Depot
Pro Kit Ft. Part QTY
6 1.5" Angle 20
6 .75" Square Tube 10
5 .5" Angle 12
3/16 x 1/4-3/8 Rivet 200
3/16 x 1/4-3/9 Countersink 700
90 Degree Brackets 28
6 2" Piano Hinges 2
6 1.5" Flat Bar 2
Custom Shims
Save $300+ Over Home Depot
Boss Kit Ft. Part QTY
6 1.5" Angle 30
6 .75" Square Tube 15
5 .5" Angle 20
3/16 x 1/4-3/8 Rivet 200
3/16 x 1/4-3/9 Countersink 1000
90 Degree Brackets + Shims 40
6 2" Piano Hinges 3
6 1.5" Flat Bar  3
Save $400+ Over Home Depot
Monster Kit Ft. Part QTY
6 1.5" Angle 38
6 .75" Square Tube 25
5 .5" Angle 30
6 1.25" Square Tube 3
3/16 x 1/4-3/8 Rivet 300
3/16 x 1/4-3/9 Countersink 1200
Custom Lid Maker Brackets & Shims 56
6 2" Piano Hinges 5
6 1.5" Flat Bar 19
Save $600+ Over Home Depot
 

 

The Tiny Boat Mission

We believe in empowering the Do-It-Yourselfer to build the boat of their dreams with their own two hands. Hence our "Built...Not Bought" mentality and approach to serving our community with the most helpful video tutorials, supportive community, and hand picked products from the TBNation staff to ensure your next boat project becomes everything you would hope it to be on and off the water.