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lol.....looks like it was a great weekend !  Wink
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LOL  LOL  LOL
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Well the only thing I got done on anything was a nap on the bench!!
 
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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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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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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.. 
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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...
 
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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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Heck Yeah....LOOKING Good bro !!
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That is looking real good!!!!!!!!!!!!  Ditto on the warm weather.
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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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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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Lots of goodies there can't wait to see what you end up with !!!
 
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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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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 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
THE FLOATER Rebuild
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