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THE FLOATER REBUILD

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Topic: THE FLOATER REBUILD
Posted By: curtiscapk
Subject: THE FLOATER REBUILD
Date Posted: 02/13/2013 at 10:47am

We have started a toons up restoration on THE FLOATER (1994 Tracker Party Barge).

I was lucky enough to win a full rebuild from a forum that I am on. So with the help of Pontoon Stuff I have already gotten most of the parts that I need. Dealing with James, Annette, Ty and the others has been wonderful! Top notch service! The seats are very comfortable, I put one couch together to see how it looks, and the captains chair. The cooler is huge. With the drain pointing to the rear and with risers on the fence it should drain without have to drill a hole in the deck and putting a hose on it.
I actually made it down to the lake on Saturday and started pulling her apart. She was in worst shape than I thought. 3 http://www.pontoonstuff.com/collections/premium-pontoon-boat-seats" rel="nofollow - pontoon seats wouldn't have lasted the year, the deck maybe two more in some spots. Perfect timing! I did realize I will need some more items once she is going back together, I guess that shows you can never think of everything.  We didn't run into any issues really until we got to the decking. Carpet was really stuck even after 20 years! The screws just disentegrated when we tried to take them out. So I used a trick I learned on another forum and used a hole saw to cut around the screws. The wood lifted right off. We will come back later and sawzall the screws off, strip the old tar joint tape off and start putting her back together all and all it took two of us around 6 hours so far, using battery and generator power, more updates to come in a couple of weeks. I will need to get a new top mount controller for the new console. So far I found the cheapest at 179. I did get gauges out of the old helm so hopefully install those this week sometime more pics to come
 
 
 


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Craig n Paula
http://www.pontoonboatforum.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=7781&title=the-floater-rebuild" rel="nofollow - THE FLOATER Rebuild
94 Party Barge 24' 115 merc
22mph
OP KS
Truman Lake



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Posted By: VaGent
Date Posted: 02/13/2013 at 11:40am
Jim, Annette & Ty have been great in helping me with my pontoon rebuild too. I've been dealing with them since 2009 & have always found them to be very helpful kind caring people to deal with. I'm sure you will be pleased with the end results of your rebuild. Keep us posted on your rebuild. 

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Les
"Atta Boy Award July 2010"
"Excellent Member Of The Month Club 07/09"
1984 24ft JC
2011 E-TEC 90 hp
1993 Voyager 24ft Pontoon
2006 E-TEC 90 hp


Posted By: Liquid Asset
Date Posted: 02/13/2013 at 6:22pm
Lots of goodies there can't wait to see what you end up with !!!
 
         , shaun


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1983 Riviera Cruiser 20ft custom tri toon
1991 Yamaha 90HP (rebuilt 2012)
Excellent Member Of The Month Sept 2010
"Atta Boy" Award Jan 2012


Posted By: curtiscapk
Date Posted: 02/14/2013 at 3:50pm
Got bored last night. Installed radio, the usb mode found everyfolder on my phone it is totally awesome! You can browse folders and shuffle all with the remote. hooked up lights just for the heck of it too. I got all the lights to work on the old gauges and will start mounting them tonight, I put templates up. The fish finder I am not sure on I may trim the windshield once I get ready to mount it just haven't decided yet
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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Craig n Paula
http://www.pontoonboatforum.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=7781&title=the-floater-rebuild" rel="nofollow - THE FLOATER Rebuild
94 Party Barge 24' 115 merc
22mph
OP KS
Truman Lake


Posted By: curtiscapk
Date Posted: 02/17/2013 at 6:09pm
Steering wheel is on. Gauges are in and lit, stereo fully wired!!! Come on good weather!  I need to get down to the lake!
 
 
 
 


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Craig n Paula
http://www.pontoonboatforum.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=7781&title=the-floater-rebuild" rel="nofollow - THE FLOATER Rebuild
94 Party Barge 24' 115 merc
22mph
OP KS
Truman Lake


Posted By: TN RIVER RAT
Date Posted: 02/17/2013 at 6:54pm
That is looking real good!!!!!!!!!!!!  Ditto on the warm weather.

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Mitch "TN RIVER RAT"
86 24' Suntracker (reworked in 12) w/08 Yamaha 115 4stroke
Port of Savannah, TN


Posted By: skyzepplin
Date Posted: 02/17/2013 at 6:55pm
Heck Yeah....LOOKING Good bro !!

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1987 24' Playcraft
48hp. Evinrude


Posted By: bstomper
Date Posted: 02/19/2013 at 12:42am
Looks great and congrats on the rebuild win. Wish I could have luck like that. How strudy is the front nose of the boat, where it comes to a point. I have a 89 party barge that I am going to bebuild this spring with the same V nose and it is kinda spongy and flexes when you step on it. I'm not sure if it's a design flaw and all of them are similar or I just need to beef it up a bit. I was thinking of just making it straight across at the front.

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1989 Sun Tracker DL21


Posted By: curtiscapk
Date Posted: 02/19/2013 at 9:01am
Stomper,
 
Thanks! It does make a guy pretty humble when you win something like that!!! Thanks Again PontoonStuff!
 
I never noticed any  spongeyness maybe just a litte but nothing to ever bother me.... The wood only went 6 inches past the last of the frame. I think it would be too hard to square up and change the fencing...
 
More pics to come.


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Craig n Paula
http://www.pontoonboatforum.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=7781&title=the-floater-rebuild" rel="nofollow - THE FLOATER Rebuild
94 Party Barge 24' 115 merc
22mph
OP KS
Truman Lake


Posted By: rnolloth88
Date Posted: 02/19/2013 at 9:42am
Looking really good!  Hoping i can get my radio installed and some more done on mine this week. The up and down weather is killing me! The warm days make me want to get on the water, then the next day it's 30 and snowing.. 


Posted By: curtiscapk
Date Posted: 02/25/2013 at 11:54am
Well my son in law and I got the speakers installed in the corner bases and after we were done we just weren't happy until we heard them play.....Wink
The Radio sounds awesome by the way!
So we built the entire front section of benches got out the console hooked everything up to a battery and had a 5 hour run of dry boating in the living room!!
 
I did find out that one of my 38 in seats was missing hardware, and the plastic shipping protection, there was no damage, but will contact Ty to maybe send some hardware.
 
We had a blast! 12 more inches of snow coming tonight, so it'll be awhile before we get anymore work done..CryCry
The Admiral made me put it all away though@!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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Craig n Paula
http://www.pontoonboatforum.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=7781&title=the-floater-rebuild" rel="nofollow - THE FLOATER Rebuild
94 Party Barge 24' 115 merc
22mph
OP KS
Truman Lake


Posted By: curtiscapk
Date Posted: 03/01/2013 at 12:19pm
Thanks Ty, Annette, and James!
 
I already received my missing hardware!
 
Maybe Ill build the rear group and party on it this weekend.


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Craig n Paula
http://www.pontoonboatforum.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=7781&title=the-floater-rebuild" rel="nofollow - THE FLOATER Rebuild
94 Party Barge 24' 115 merc
22mph
OP KS
Truman Lake


Posted By: curtiscapk
Date Posted: 03/04/2013 at 12:56pm
Well the only thing I got done on anything was a nap on the bench!!
 


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Craig n Paula
http://www.pontoonboatforum.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=7781&title=the-floater-rebuild" rel="nofollow - THE FLOATER Rebuild
94 Party Barge 24' 115 merc
22mph
OP KS
Truman Lake


Posted By: PS-Guy
Date Posted: 03/04/2013 at 3:15pm
LOL  LOL  LOL

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Feel free to contact me for help on your project!

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Posted By: skyzepplin
Date Posted: 03/04/2013 at 8:20pm
lol.....looks like it was a great weekend !  Wink

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1987 24' Playcraft
48hp. Evinrude


Posted By: curtiscapk
Date Posted: 03/20/2013 at 9:32am
update!!
 
UGH!


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Craig n Paula
http://www.pontoonboatforum.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=7781&title=the-floater-rebuild" rel="nofollow - THE FLOATER Rebuild
94 Party Barge 24' 115 merc
22mph
OP KS
Truman Lake


Posted By: fatdaddy
Date Posted: 03/20/2013 at 2:59pm
Yeah they are calling for snow in Georgia this weekend...no decking for me this weekend!! 7 boxes from PS this afternoon in my driveway makes it even worse...LOL

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Keith Winders
Whitesburg, GA
My 1989 SYLVAN REBUILD
24 Footer
88HP Johnson
CHILLIN' THE MOST!


Posted By: curtiscapk
Date Posted: 03/28/2013 at 10:53am
Heading down Saturday to finish demo 40 % chance of scattered showers but I don't care! Hopefully get all the wood off, the bolts cut and the old tar tape off the joists. I know it is 8 days out but next Saturday looks to be in 70's maybe new wood and carpet....

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Craig n Paula
http://www.pontoonboatforum.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=7781&title=the-floater-rebuild" rel="nofollow - THE FLOATER Rebuild
94 Party Barge 24' 115 merc
22mph
OP KS
Truman Lake


Posted By: wal1809
Date Posted: 03/28/2013 at 10:58am

Good luck!!!!  I can't wait to get my furniture re covered or order new.  This has been a fun project but I need it to end.

Since you just went through it and I see a lot of people doing it I'll just ask.  Is it cheaper to buy new furniture or get the old recovered?  My furniture is in great shape with the exception the vynal is cracking.  I tend to believe it will be hard to find furniture to fit mine as the corners are shaped differently that the corners on the new furnture. 
 
I am going to take and get an estimate to recover what I have, but if you guys have experience in this area please give it up.


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I like boats. Wallis, Texas west of Houston.


Posted By: curtiscapk
Date Posted: 03/28/2013 at 11:31am
Well Wal,
 
I started the thread with an explanation.
 
 
I was lucky enough to win a full rebuild from a forum that I am on. So with the help of Pontoon Stuff I have already gotten most of the parts that I need. Dealing with James, Annette, Ty and the others has been wonderful! Top notch service
 
Needless to say if I had to make a choice between buying and recovering I would buy new if I hadn't been so lucky!!  My wood frames were so waterlogged I was totally suprised. I know they got wet but had no idea. I certainly wouldn't have been able to do everything at once like I am  now. ONce it is all totalled you could say I won a pretty decent lottery....
 
No way I could afford anywhere close to doing this rebuild on my own dime.   However I have been so impressed with everything received from PS. I am already sending others here for purchases. The quality of everything is above expectations. I have not done any reviews yet, just because technically it hasn't been installed.
 
 


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Craig n Paula
http://www.pontoonboatforum.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=7781&title=the-floater-rebuild" rel="nofollow - THE FLOATER Rebuild
94 Party Barge 24' 115 merc
22mph
OP KS
Truman Lake


Posted By: wal1809
Date Posted: 03/28/2013 at 11:49am
Well customer service goes a long way on my highway for sure. 

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I like boats. Wallis, Texas west of Houston.


Posted By: VaGent
Date Posted: 03/31/2013 at 8:08am
I have been on this forum for several years & I have yet to find anyone out there that offers the service & the friendliness as everyone at pontoonstuff. I have recommended them to everyone I know who is into rebuilding their boats be it a pontoon or other type. Just can't say enough about these people. 

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Les
"Atta Boy Award July 2010"
"Excellent Member Of The Month Club 07/09"
1984 24ft JC
2011 E-TEC 90 hp
1993 Voyager 24ft Pontoon
2006 E-TEC 90 hp


Posted By: PS-Guy
Date Posted: 03/31/2013 at 10:32am
Thanks!!!  Tongue

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Feel free to contact me for help on your project!

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Posted By: curtiscapk
Date Posted: 03/31/2013 at 11:04pm

As we were heading down the rain just got harder and harder.... Luckily it was only a two hour rain delay.

I started working on the other boards while Zach started on the screws. A great tip to come......
We used vice crips instead of a sawzall! Clip on em and turn them right out it worked great!

The worst part was the damn tar tape, that stuff  sucked!!! It took us over 2 hours to scrap off 5 beams..

We are ready to start laying new deck... hopefully this coming Saturday.

I did get all the old wiring taken off, the only thing left is the wiring for the engine harness. I hope to reuse the old plastic loom.

We still need to replace the transom that started sagging at the end of last year.
Not a bad day considering we thought it would end up a ran out.

My bro replaced his trailer bearings I thought his toon looked funny in the middle of the drive.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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Craig n Paula
http://www.pontoonboatforum.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=7781&title=the-floater-rebuild" rel="nofollow - THE FLOATER Rebuild
94 Party Barge 24' 115 merc
22mph
OP KS
Truman Lake


Posted By: p3cflyr
Date Posted: 03/31/2013 at 11:28pm
First pic looks like our 87 Lowe Fish and Fun.   Is it related to you project?  I may have missed something in reading.  Just wondering.  Smile


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Mike

"Atta Boy" Award June 2011
1987 Lowes Fish and Fun 20ft
1999 Merc 50hp 4 strk big foot
Kirksville, Mo
P3C Orion Pilot
ASW Warfare Specialist


Posted By: curtiscapk
Date Posted: 04/01/2013 at 8:58am
Originally posted by p3cflyr p3cflyr wrote:

First pic looks like our 87 Lowe Fish and Fun.   Is it related to you project?  I may have missed something in reading.  Just wondering.  Smile
My brothers toon. He was replacing trailer wheel bearings and I thought it looked funny sitting there all alone.Wink


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Craig n Paula
http://www.pontoonboatforum.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=7781&title=the-floater-rebuild" rel="nofollow - THE FLOATER Rebuild
94 Party Barge 24' 115 merc
22mph
OP KS
Truman Lake


Posted By: curtiscapk
Date Posted: 04/04/2013 at 4:48pm
Heading down again on Saturday, since it is supposed to start raining for the next 3 days I don't want to install carpet. My goal is new wiring harness ran and decking attached. My transom started sagging last year causing the steering to jam up, so I want to remove the old one and bring it home so I can cut the new one and glass it before installing. The one on there now is only 5years old but the previous owner did not glass it.
 
I was able to reuse all of my wire loom for the Aerator pump, Stern light, and the bow wires! I just need to put the main battery cables of the new harness into the loom still attached to the motor.
 
I don't want to do the carpet until I know we will have 3-4 days of nice weather!
 
 
 
 
 


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Craig n Paula
http://www.pontoonboatforum.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=7781&title=the-floater-rebuild" rel="nofollow - THE FLOATER Rebuild
94 Party Barge 24' 115 merc
22mph
OP KS
Truman Lake


Posted By: curtiscapk
Date Posted: 04/08/2013 at 11:24am
Well we got the wire all ran, the deck is on, and we at least took measurements for the transom so I can build and fiberglass it here and do a quick switch out the next trip. I was about 15 or so screws short for the deck boards.... Ermm I will see if Ty can send me some....
 
One trick we did was drill pilot holes in the wood, then tap in the screws and just zip them in with the electric drill. I had a three man team and this worked great! My step son usually just is a gopher, he was really excited I let him handle a drill, and a hammer on the same day!
 
Of course we had to dry boat once it was all screwed down. The Dog was a little ticked off we weren't going anywhere!!
We rigged my old cover to try and keep it dry. We'll see how it works.
 
The girls were supposed to be raking leaves I look over and the were taking a siesta.
 


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Craig n Paula
http://www.pontoonboatforum.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=7781&title=the-floater-rebuild" rel="nofollow - THE FLOATER Rebuild
94 Party Barge 24' 115 merc
22mph
OP KS
Truman Lake


Posted By: fatdaddy
Date Posted: 04/08/2013 at 11:37am
Yes I love those screws from PS...Congrats on getting the deck down!!

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Keith Winders
Whitesburg, GA
My 1989 SYLVAN REBUILD
24 Footer
88HP Johnson
CHILLIN' THE MOST!


Posted By: curtiscapk
Date Posted: 04/08/2013 at 1:55pm
I talked to Ty and I used 6 screws instead of 5 on each crossmember... He is still going to send me some. This place is fantastic with their customer service.StarStarClapThumbs Up

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Craig n Paula
http://www.pontoonboatforum.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=7781&title=the-floater-rebuild" rel="nofollow - THE FLOATER Rebuild
94 Party Barge 24' 115 merc
22mph
OP KS
Truman Lake


Posted By: curtiscapk
Date Posted: 04/18/2013 at 10:00pm
Well the temps just aren't going to be warm enough to lay the carpet :x :x So we are going to clean the rails and put in the new transom. and just do some clean up of the lots and I got a leak in my water heater from the cold *inappropriate language not permitted* winter I need to look at...
I am getting ready to cut the boards now. My question is how important is fiberglassing it???

THE FLOATER is never on the water more than 8 hours. Do you think if I use liquid nails and screws that would be good enough?

The previous owner just put the two boards together and bolted them in.

What do you guys think?



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Craig n Paula
http://www.pontoonboatforum.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=7781&title=the-floater-rebuild" rel="nofollow - THE FLOATER Rebuild
94 Party Barge 24' 115 merc
22mph
OP KS
Truman Lake


Posted By: bstomper
Date Posted: 04/18/2013 at 11:05pm
Probably a good idea to wait for warmer weather to do the carpet as you wouldn't want the cold to bugger up the adhiesion. It would be alot of work to fix it. As for the transom I would think that the liquid nails and screws woulds suffice. Once you bolt the engine on the bolts will help hold it.

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1989 Sun Tracker DL21


Posted By: curtiscapk
Date Posted: 04/24/2013 at 10:22am
Even though the old one was sagging it was a *inappropriate language not permitted* to get out!!! My initial measurements were almost perfect I had to trim less than a half an inch....

The toon cleaning didn't go so well I think I will try one more bottle. The front and very rear look good the rest black streaks I know I should try and sand them a bit.

Next weekend may be a go on the carpet....high 60's to 70's.. :prayer :prayer

We put a whole tube of liquid nails and 20 screws to join the two boards that transom is going no where!

WE got most of the leaves burnt as well!


 


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Craig n Paula
http://www.pontoonboatforum.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=7781&title=the-floater-rebuild" rel="nofollow - THE FLOATER Rebuild
94 Party Barge 24' 115 merc
22mph
OP KS
Truman Lake


Posted By: PS-Guy
Date Posted: 04/24/2013 at 5:02pm
Some progress is better then none!  Wink

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Posted By: curtiscapk
Date Posted: 04/26/2013 at 9:51am
Well boys looks like the carpet is finally going down!!!! My daughter has her last gymnastics meet of the season this weekend for State Championchips, so I will be taking vacation on MOnday and Tuesday to put down the carpet. 80 both days and low of 60. I will be flying solo so we will see how that goes. I hope to have carpet down by noon on Monday and Ill try and clean all my rails while it dries. Then start on console, wiring and rear seat section on Tuesday. Wish me luck!




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Craig n Paula
http://www.pontoonboatforum.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=7781&title=the-floater-rebuild" rel="nofollow - THE FLOATER Rebuild
94 Party Barge 24' 115 merc
22mph
OP KS
Truman Lake


Posted By: bstomper
Date Posted: 04/26/2013 at 12:32pm
Good to hear. I hope things go good with the carpet and good luck to you daughter in her competition.

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1989 Sun Tracker DL21


Posted By: curtiscapk
Date Posted: 04/26/2013 at 3:59pm
Thanks Stomper!! We are hoping for top 3 in the state... I'll let you know how she did.

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Craig n Paula
http://www.pontoonboatforum.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=7781&title=the-floater-rebuild" rel="nofollow - THE FLOATER Rebuild
94 Party Barge 24' 115 merc
22mph
OP KS
Truman Lake


Posted By: fatdaddy
Date Posted: 04/26/2013 at 4:25pm
Good Luck girls....I have twin daughters that did competive cheerleading for many years....Boy I sure do miss those days...They turned 20 today, wish I could do it all over again!! Keep us posted on how they do!!

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Keith Winders
Whitesburg, GA
My 1989 SYLVAN REBUILD
24 Footer
88HP Johnson
CHILLIN' THE MOST!


Posted By: bstomper
Date Posted: 04/26/2013 at 8:49pm
I wish they had stuff like that up here where I live in Canada for young girls. My daughter would love that. Wish those twins a happy birthday fatdaddy.

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1989 Sun Tracker DL21


Posted By: curtiscapk
Date Posted: 05/01/2013 at 2:34pm
Well,
Cassady took 6th overall out of 18 in her group. She is the State Champ Runner up in Vault with 2nd place.
Off to the lake I went.
Got the carpet laid rails up and seats built!! :nana It was definitely not fun.... Well being at the lake was good all the solo work not so much.
Trying to get the carpet wrinkle free on my own was a super pain, but I finally got it. I did notice one little section with some defects but I think either the table or seat mount will hide it. The rails were kind of a nightmare for one person to do. I went through 5 drill bits and luckily my last one made it through the day. I hadn't even thought about drilling through the rub rails and the frame for each whole. I only had my ryobi rechargeable drill. Should have taken my electric high speed...
I went through 6 big scratcher pads on the rails. While they don't look perfect they will do for now. I will have to do some work on the sundeck it extended over the back of the old seats a little and since the new ones are taller I had to pop it off to line up all the seats against the rear rail. I will eventually recarpet and re-wood the sundeck anyhow.
Some where along the way my measurements were off... I have exactly an 18 inch gap at the long end of my rear group I think I may get another lounger and that way I will have a rear facing one.
The kiddies got me a top mount controller with tilt and trim switch built in. :nana :nana It is really sweat, and the T/T wires were exactly the same color codes as the merc wires I tested it and works like a charm, as well as the Neutral safety switch. I ran out of time to do any actual wiring, so I did not mount any of the seats or the console just put them in their places.

I forgot the new cover of all things!! :nutkick :nutkick
After putting the rails all back together I was only less than an inch from being exactly were the old ones were. The snaps didn't quite line up at the bow.

Oh well if it gets wet it is a boat right???
 
before
 
after
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 


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Craig n Paula
http://www.pontoonboatforum.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=7781&title=the-floater-rebuild" rel="nofollow - THE FLOATER Rebuild
94 Party Barge 24' 115 merc
22mph
OP KS
Truman Lake


Posted By: fatdaddy
Date Posted: 05/01/2013 at 2:42pm
Looks great curtis!!Clap

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Keith Winders
Whitesburg, GA
My 1989 SYLVAN REBUILD
24 Footer
88HP Johnson
CHILLIN' THE MOST!


Posted By: So-OK Toon
Date Posted: 05/01/2013 at 5:34pm
Everything is coming together nicely sir! Must be nice to see the fruits of your labor paying off! Good work.

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Floating Free N Easy in So Oklahoma
1996 LOWE 225 Fun n Fish


Posted By: bstomper
Date Posted: 05/01/2013 at 5:57pm
Congrats to your daughter for her placing in the competition and also to you for the work completed on your boat. It looks awsome. I cant wait till I am that far along. 

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1989 Sun Tracker DL21


Posted By: curtiscapk
Date Posted: 05/02/2013 at 11:36am
Thanks guys!!

I probably have 2 more days of wiring and seat placement and we should be getting close! Not sure what to do about my nav lights??? The old ones had a one inch wide raised base because of the lack of room on the rub rail. I ordered new ones from PS not even thinking about there not being enough room for them... I may swap them out with the side mount ones, or just reuse the old ones even though they will look funky with almost everything else being shiny new!





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Craig n Paula
http://www.pontoonboatforum.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=7781&title=the-floater-rebuild" rel="nofollow - THE FLOATER Rebuild
94 Party Barge 24' 115 merc
22mph
OP KS
Truman Lake


Posted By: PS-Guy
Date Posted: 05/02/2013 at 1:16pm
Lookin good!  Personally I would get some side mount LEDs, and you would be set!

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Posted By: curtiscapk
Date Posted: 05/02/2013 at 3:09pm
I am thinking along that line also... Thanks for everything Ty!

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Craig n Paula
http://www.pontoonboatforum.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=7781&title=the-floater-rebuild" rel="nofollow - THE FLOATER Rebuild
94 Party Barge 24' 115 merc
22mph
OP KS
Truman Lake


Posted By: fatdaddy
Date Posted: 05/03/2013 at 7:55am
Congrats to your daughther on doing so well at state....Rails cleaned up nice IMO...Love the new controls, very nice!! I agree with PS guy on the lights!!

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Keith Winders
Whitesburg, GA
My 1989 SYLVAN REBUILD
24 Footer
88HP Johnson
CHILLIN' THE MOST!


Posted By: curtiscapk
Date Posted: 05/03/2013 at 12:03pm
Thanks FATDADDY! and For those of you that put batteries in your new deckmate seats did you create any kind of vent? I always unhook mine once back at the lots so its not like they are hooked up 24\7.... My old seats just had a small 3 " round vent on the end.Ermm

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Craig n Paula
http://www.pontoonboatforum.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=7781&title=the-floater-rebuild" rel="nofollow - THE FLOATER Rebuild
94 Party Barge 24' 115 merc
22mph
OP KS
Truman Lake


Posted By: fatdaddy
Date Posted: 05/04/2013 at 7:31am
Curtis I wonder if you really need vents....I doubt the seats are air tight...LOL....a small vent would be easy to install on seats, if you feel you really need it!!

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My 1989 SYLVAN REBUILD
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88HP Johnson
CHILLIN' THE MOST!


Posted By: curtiscapk
Date Posted: 05/06/2013 at 9:00am
Thanks FatDaddy! I didn't think I did just wanted to check what everyone else was doing!

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Posted By: PS-Guy
Date Posted: 05/06/2013 at 9:25am
If you use a sealed battery you don't really need a vent.  OR, you an always drill holes in the toe kick area for venting.  You can't see them from out side the seat, and it's FREE!

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Posted By: curtiscapk
Date Posted: 05/06/2013 at 10:20am
Great idea!! FREE..... I have always liked FREE and really APPRECIATE ALL YOU DO!Beer ONE DAY!

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Truman Lake


Posted By: jeff_619
Date Posted: 05/06/2013 at 2:17pm
I like the FREE store!

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Posted By: curtiscapk
Date Posted: 05/08/2013 at 11:36am
My sidemount NAV lights and my rear facing lounger got here yesterday! Thanks James!
 
Will be down on Saturday to try and get ALL seats mounted and wiring ran....
 
OH MAN That mean's I get my garage back!!LOLLOL
 It has been full of seats and parts since this thread started!Wink


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Posted By: curtiscapk
Date Posted: 05/13/2013 at 10:38am
Man we are getting close!!!! The seats are all mounted except for one which is were the livewell will go. We didn't have a small enough drill to cut the hole for the spigot. The lean back fit perfectly in the extra space! Thanks James! Console is mounted and steering and controller cables are hooked up. Batteries are in, Stereo (2 speakers) and fish finder are wired, we are getting there! The damn tree pollen was *not allowed* me off, I think I'll have to get a vacuum just for the toon carpet! Speaking of the carpet that stuff is so thick it took me an hour to put the four bolts in for the captain's flip flop chair. I drilled the holes in the floor for my bolts and then couldn't find them because the damn carpet sealed back up! :nutkick Zach had to go under the boat and push a bolt up from the bottom for me to see the holes. :oops: The cover was kind of interesting too. We started on either side and used a strap at each loop by the time we got to the back we only had two straps left.... so we kind of rigged it... It is supposed to cinch down like a girdle and I couldn't figure out how. Does anyone have a similar cover? I haven't look to see if I could find detailed instructions yet, I think we got it pretty close though. I have the old poles that I used I put carpet scraps on each end to not jack up the cover or the new carpet. I want to eventually do something similar to Loyds pvc poles, but this will suffice for now. We ran short on time with it being mom's Day celebration that night, so we had to come back home. Rear rub rails look brand new now!
This Saturday we are doing a 5k run that finishes on the 50 yard line at Arrowhead stadium, home of the CHIEFS! Then its back down to finish this *inappropriate language not permitted*! A lot of tidy up wiring, hooking up the gas tank, building the bimini, front captains chairs, table holes, new ladder mounts, livewell and rebuilding the sundeck... Damn my list is bigger than I thought.... :coffee
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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Posted By: curtiscapk
Date Posted: 05/20/2013 at 11:06am
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Well we got alot done, but once the gas tank was hooked up FLOATER no start... :x:x:x:x:x After troubleshooting I have no spark in any of my cylinders.... I suspected the stator and once I saw the burnt connectors I figured for sure??? How the *inappropriate language not permitted* do you get the nut off the shaft to get to it????

Otherwise....
New ladder on, ezfenders on (sorry no close up today), NAV lights on, livewell in (hidden thanks to Ryan)!, all radio connections done, my measurements were way off and would only fit one bucket seat up front and haven't figured out what to do yet for the other.

We had a suprise storm overnight and it stained the seats with tree pollen :x:x:x:x:x:x Magic erasers rule!!

If anyone knows about the shaft nut let me know, or if it could be something besides the stator.
 
before5k
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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Posted By: curtiscapk
Date Posted: 05/23/2013 at 9:41am
Stator received and Regulator coming today....wish me luck!

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Posted By: curtiscapk
Date Posted: 05/29/2013 at 2:45pm

Well Good news and bad news........ :x
The cover works awesome!! Lots of heavy rain last week and no pooling and carpet was dry! :nana

I am still frustrated so going with condensed version. :cry:

I started unhooking the REgulator and noticed two of its wires were melted together... Damn these barrell connectors suck!
I hooked up the new Regulator first since it was the easiest. Still won't fire. AFter 3 hours I got the Stator replaced air impact is a must for removing the flywheel!!! and a ratchet strap around the flywheel to keep it from spinning. We even had to use the impact on the puller bolt.... I was very careful on this one to make sure nothing was bending etc... ONce stator replaced still wouldn't fire!  I spent the next hour looking for any disconnected wires and wouldn't you know I found one unhooked. Still wouldn't start... At this point started looking at the console wiring and damn two wires hanging from the ignition switch... I know I unhooked them all without labeling!!! I go over to the old console and look at the where they could have been hooked up. Well there is no kill switch on this model but at the very bottom corner of the controller hidden by the throttle is an off\run switch....Really 4 years and I had never seen this before! I got it pulled from the old controller and wired to ignition switch. Still wouldn't start.  Went over to my Bro's place just ticked. Sent my SIL to get me some brews and my bro came back with me and said smells like massive gas have you cleaned the plugs??? So we clean the plugs let them dry  and she fires up!! Put it on the hose and she ran like a champ for 15 minutes. Forward,  reverse,  fast throttle, slow throttle, Tilt works great alright! I call the admiral to make the call to everyone She is running come on down for the weekend. I turned it off and decided to figure out why the tach has been reading 7k  from the time I hooked up the console on the boat. I look for loose wires at the tach and couldn't find any. Try to start it and nothing. After 30 minutes ignition switch won't do anything not even a click. I make the call to tell everyone forget about the weekend. The tilt and trim gets its power from the ig switch and now it doesn't work. It will if I bypass the hot with an accessory wire.. I use my dc tester and all the hot wires to switch now read ground and ground reads ground, only one thats hot is the tach wire in the ig switch. *not allowed*! With the burn marks inside the switch case I am guessing it is the switch if not the only thing left is the switch box 250 bucks! I will start with the 30 dollar switch. I know at this point we should take it in, but with my step daughter getting married money is a little tight... I can't get back down till the end of June now. Needless to say frustration has set in! :x

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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Truman Lake


Posted By: kylesredapple
Date Posted: 05/31/2013 at 11:58am
AHH!!!!  I feel your pain.  You might have more than an ignition problem though.  Your toon looks awesome by the way.  Love the colors and configuration.  I have found that on my boat, years of splicing from other owners has caused all the electrical problems and I have had to go back to the basic harness and rebuild all the wires, connectors and configurations which, luckily, has resolved all of my issues thus far.

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115 HP Yamaha/ 9.9 kicker


Posted By: curtiscapk
Date Posted: 05/31/2013 at 12:36pm
Thanks Kyle! I actually found a "new" old stock switch harness on the net that looks to be plug and play. I am hoping to get it next week. It should solve my problems..... maybe...

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Posted By: kylesredapple
Date Posted: 05/31/2013 at 1:31pm
That is gonna be your best investment for a long time.  Screwing with wiring is not fun.  


Posted By: curtiscapk
Date Posted: 05/31/2013 at 2:00pm
Thanks Kyle@ I sure am hoping it will solve the issue. I would be much more worried if it hadn't ran so dang well for those 15 minutes after replacing the stator and VR.

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Truman Lake


Posted By: curtiscapk
Date Posted: 06/03/2013 at 3:52pm
Went with cheaper switch to make sure that was the issue first...... :donno We'll see this weekend AND NEW PLUGS! :prayer

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Posted By: curtiscapk
Date Posted: 06/25/2013 at 9:34am
Heading down on Saturday to try the switch... Wish me luck! I want to float this thing!

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Truman Lake


Posted By: kylesredapple
Date Posted: 06/25/2013 at 10:11am
Sweet buddy!  good to hear you are gonna drop it in the lake!

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115 HP Yamaha/ 9.9 kicker


Posted By: curtiscapk
Date Posted: 06/25/2013 at 12:11pm
Let's hope so!

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Truman Lake


Posted By: kincaidla
Date Posted: 06/30/2013 at 10:21am
What type of radio is that and were did you find it?


Posted By: curtiscapk
Date Posted: 07/01/2013 at 9:12am
I got it off of this site. They have replaced it with this one looks very similar.
 
http://www.pontoonstuff.com/pontoon-boat-stereo-with-speakers.aspx" rel="nofollow - http://www.pontoonstuff.com/pontoon-boat-stereo-with-speakers.aspx


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Truman Lake


Posted By: curtiscapk
Date Posted: 07/01/2013 at 9:20am
Well bad news... After a couple (4 hours) we finally got the motor to crank. Ended up being a loose connection at the main plug at the motor. However it still wouldn't fire. There is no spark which just doesn't make any sense to me since it ran great for 15 minutes the last time. Needless to say we are very frustrated! The admiral more so than me. I am through trying to figure it out on my own. The mechanic that rebuilt my motor said he would diagnose the electrical for 30 bucks, which is a great deal but right now we just don't have the money to get it going. In my opinion (which appherently isn't very good) it is probably the switch box...another $250 which we just don't have right now after everything we have already done.. The Admiral is throwing around the s word (sell the damn thing) I told her we can't sell it! and man did that open up another can of worms...OuchConfusedSleepyShocked
 
We have vacation in 3 weeks and my Step daughters wedding in Oct. So maybe next year...
 
Frustrated and dissapointed...Maybe an update later.


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Posted By: Viper2some
Date Posted: 07/01/2013 at 10:01am
Originally posted by curtiscapk curtiscapk wrote:

Well bad news... After a couple (4 hours) we finally got the motor to crank. Ended up being a loose connection at the main plug at the motor. However it still wouldn't fire. There is no spark which just doesn't make any sense to me since it ran great for 15 minutes the last time. Needless to say we are very frustrated!


You probably already have... but .... have you checked your safety switch (if it has one). Ask me how I know ... *grin* Mine is not under the key. Mine is a switch @ the throttle control with a lanyard. Lanyard got pulled off but switch was still in the off position.

Also, another time, found a blown fuse under the engine cover (actually my son found it).

Good luck. I know it's frustrating.


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Posted By: curtiscapk
Date Posted: 07/01/2013 at 10:16am
Thanks Viper.. Yes everything has been checked.... Run switch, main fuse, connectors yada yada.

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Posted By: curtiscapk
Date Posted: 07/01/2013 at 10:18am
I did just find a switch box for 110 on ebay  so we will see, it's doubtful I can talk the Admiral into it yet....

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Truman Lake


Posted By: PS-Guy
Date Posted: 07/01/2013 at 1:26pm
What do you mean by "switch box"?




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Posted By: curtiscapk
Date Posted: 07/01/2013 at 1:59pm
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Switch-Box-for-Mercury-Mariner-Force-4-Cylinder-40-125-HP-Replaces-332-5772A7-/230984895631?pt=Boat_Parts_Accessories_Gear&hash=item35c7c5cc8f&vxp=mtr" rel="nofollow - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Switch-Box-for-Mercury-Mariner-Force-4-Cylinder-40-125-HP-Replaces-332-5772A7-/230984895631?pt=Boat_Parts_Accessories_Gear&hash=item35c7c5cc8f&vxp=mtr
Goes from stator to switch box to coil packs.
 
#2
 
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Posted By: PS-Guy
Date Posted: 07/01/2013 at 3:15pm
OK, gotcha.  I believe this is also referred to on other makes as a CDI box (power pack).  I had never heard the term switch box.  I'm no mechanic, but I can tell you that intermittent spark is a sure sign of a bad CDI.  I went through the same thing on a Suzuki 200.  If that IS the problem, just be glad you can get a replacement.  They quit making them for the Suzi I had, and the only used one I could fine was $400, with NO WARRANTY Shocked


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Posted By: curtiscapk
Date Posted: 07/01/2013 at 3:24pm
I just found this! I think my switch may have been bad and that fried my switch box...
 
http://www.cdielectronics.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/114-5772.pdf" rel="nofollow - http://www.cdielectronics.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/114-5772.pdf
 
 


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Posted By: PS-Guy
Date Posted: 07/16/2013 at 1:17pm
What's the word Craig??




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Posted By: curtiscapk
Date Posted: 07/16/2013 at 5:12pm
Still sitting.... Hopefully we will have a couple hundred left over from vacation in 2 weeks I can put to it. But with my step daughters wedding in Oct. maybe not.... The Admiral is pretty bummed... of course she is blaming it on rebuild.OuchShocked
THE FLOATER may be sitting till next year.
 
We did get down to the lake to sit on the bank and my bro brought his toon by for awhile. The boys got to get some four wheeling time in as well.
 
Maybe I can find some buried treasure on the beach and get her going for labor day!Confused
 
Thanks for asking Ty! You have been a huge help!


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Posted By: bstomper
Date Posted: 07/16/2013 at 7:33pm
That sucks, nothing worse than a broken down toy, I feel for you.

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Posted By: curtiscapk
Date Posted: 08/23/2013 at 4:47pm
New switchbox will be here TuesdayErmm Embarrassed Confused Pinch Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked

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Posted By: Something2do
Date Posted: 08/25/2013 at 11:12pm
Good luck on the switch box. I just read through your wiring dilema and I feel your frustration. Hopefully it is all going to end soon and you can take it for a spin. Enjoying your rebuild, thanks for sharing!


Posted By: PS-Guy
Date Posted: 08/26/2013 at 8:39am
Where's the "fingers crossed" emoticon???  Keep us posted!!!




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Posted By: curtiscapk
Date Posted: 09/09/2013 at 11:03am
Wahoo!
 


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Posted By: curtiscapk
Date Posted: 09/09/2013 at 11:07am
 
Now that THE FLOATER is running with 3 weeks before daughters wedding I am elated and sad..... Not sure we have the time to take her out until middle of Oct for the first and last ride of the year! But hey she looks good!

I got all the wiring straightened up and the docking lights put on. Everytime I moved a wire I made sure it still fired... :scared I wasted an hour fighting a nest of 15 or so wasps that were under the bow.... :x Running around spraying behind me as I ran.. wish I had a video of that :oops::oops: I finally got them a killed and kept on working. Funny thing is there is still a lot of little stuff to do yet.

Man why couldn't she have gone to city hall instead!
 
 
 


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Posted By: PS-Guy
Date Posted: 09/09/2013 at 11:46am
Clap  Clap  Clap  Clap  Clap  Clap  Clap  Clap

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Posted By: curtiscapk
Date Posted: 09/09/2013 at 1:14pm
Thanks Ty you have been a huge help!Star

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Posted By: p3cflyr
Date Posted: 09/09/2013 at 1:51pm
Very nice.  You can be proud.  Clap  Thumbs Up

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1999 Merc 50hp 4 strk big foot
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P3C Orion Pilot
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Posted By: fatdaddy
Date Posted: 09/09/2013 at 4:59pm
Awesome Bud....get some beer and get on the water!

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Whitesburg, GA
My 1989 SYLVAN REBUILD
24 Footer
88HP Johnson
CHILLIN' THE MOST!


Posted By: curtiscapk
Date Posted: 09/09/2013 at 9:57pm
Originally posted by curtiscapk curtiscapk wrote:

Thanks Ty you have been a huge help!Star
 
Sorry guys not just thanks to Ty but thanks to everyone I got ideas from or stole fromLOLLOLLOL.... and everyone with advice and suggestions. I probably won't get her on the water till after the wedding snce everyone is freaking out around here...ConfusedConfusedConfusedConfused
 
It is a HUGE relief knowing THE FLOATER can do more than float nowTongueWink


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Posted By: curtiscapk
Date Posted: 10/30/2013 at 4:49pm
Well THE FLOATER is put to winter rest.... :cry: She did start up at the first turn of the key though! :nana I let her run for 30 minutes with stabil 2 different times. The last time I pulled the fuel line and let it run out of gas. I hadn't done this before and was suprised it ran for almost 2 minutes before it died. We had a lot of rain at the lake since I was down the last time and the cover had 0 pooling on it. I can't be more impressed with that thing!

There as been a tree that has had a lean toward the toon since we got the place well I had had enough and finally cut it down. Man I feel better about that! :shock:

I Magic erasered the seats then 303 protectorant, dryer sheets at every seat cushion corner and a bucket of charcoal, lets hope she looks as good in the spring. ONe thing I realized is I have seen some of you lift up your seats... how many lift them up or leave them down?

No more updates till next year....DAMN! Except for the sundeck I brought home to recarpet....

Thanks for all your guys' help and well wishes! We will hit the water next year!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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Posted By: SunBlocker
Date Posted: 10/30/2013 at 4:54pm
Personally I leave my seats "up".  Mine have wooden bases and by the end of the year they tend to be a bit water-logged.  I leave the seats up so the air can circulate and the bases can dry out without leaving mold and mildew on the undersides of the seats.

I also have power on my boat.. so I have the luxury of being able to run a circulating fan and small heater that usually keeps the interior above freezing.


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Posted By: PS-Guy
Date Posted: 10/31/2013 at 8:57am
Sleep tight!  LOL

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Posted By: curtiscapk
Date Posted: 10/31/2013 at 10:10am
Thanks Ty! Couldn't have done it without you! And James!ClapClapClapClap

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Posted By: curtiscapk
Date Posted: 01/19/2014 at 4:00pm
I was so bored last night I tackled the sundeck. Wow that was more tedious than I was expecting. I had enough carpet to do all 3 sections and I even have enough left to redo the middle and one side piece all over again if anything happens to it. I think it came out great. I especially love the side by side pics of the old and new. The lighting was lousy in the garage made the middle section look weird.

Come on Spring!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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Craig n Paula
http://www.pontoonboatforum.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=7781&title=the-floater-rebuild" rel="nofollow - THE FLOATER Rebuild
94 Party Barge 24' 115 merc
22mph
OP KS
Truman Lake


Posted By: fatdaddy
Date Posted: 01/19/2014 at 6:53pm
Looks awesome!!

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Keith Winders
Whitesburg, GA
My 1989 SYLVAN REBUILD
24 Footer
88HP Johnson
CHILLIN' THE MOST!


Posted By: p3cflyr
Date Posted: 01/19/2014 at 7:08pm
Looks very good!!  Thumbs Up

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Mike

"Atta Boy" Award June 2011
1987 Lowes Fish and Fun 20ft
1999 Merc 50hp 4 strk big foot
Kirksville, Mo
P3C Orion Pilot
ASW Warfare Specialist


Posted By: nathan
Date Posted: 01/19/2014 at 9:08pm
looks awesome!!


Posted By: curtiscapk
Date Posted: 01/19/2014 at 9:41pm
Thanks guys! It was a real pain to get all the seams to meet on the underside....Scissors and a sharp utility knife were a must!

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Craig n Paula
http://www.pontoonboatforum.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=7781&title=the-floater-rebuild" rel="nofollow - THE FLOATER Rebuild
94 Party Barge 24' 115 merc
22mph
OP KS
Truman Lake


Posted By: Barnmb7117
Date Posted: 01/19/2014 at 11:22pm
coming a long nice.

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Mike
1993 Tracker fishing barge 21
2015 Evinrude pontoon series 90 hp
Summer - On the wolf River Weyauwega, WI
Winter- Chicago, IL


Posted By: PS-Guy
Date Posted: 01/20/2014 at 8:09am
Clap Clap Clap

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Feel free to contact me for help on your project!

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