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GEN-X - Frame & Hatches Combo


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! 


  • 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

 *For questions, you may contact our TBN Tech Line at ‪(309) 323-8994‬



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
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Pro Kit Ft. Part QTY
6 1.5" Angle 20
6 .75" Square Tube