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    Posted: 04/13/2015 at 10:12pm
I have a 18' Funtoon from 69 or the early 70s.  the boat was bought by my father in law and has a lot of family memories.  He wanted to re do it but had too many things going on.  So with him looking down on the build here we go!  I was suppose to start my scuba certification but ymca didn't honor my membership in a neighboring city so I bailed, and came home and took my frustration out on some aluminium!



First piece of trim is coming off


Pic of the rear



Gas pans & battery brace coming off



Found a couple bolts that was probably put on from the farm bolt bin... ( I ended up having to get the sawsall out as the buster didn't work)





More edging coming off


FIRST FENCE PANEL OFF!!!!


More Fencing coming off.


Fencing is "flying" off the deck literally 


I can't even express how happy I am to get the fiberglass chair off.  It irritated many over years and my forearms are thanking me!





First night working on it has been good.



Edited by whippo - 04/13/2015 at 10:41pm
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1999 Yamaha 4 stroke 50hp
summer - Lake Tippecanoe
winter - any ice rink i can find
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Aluminum deck?
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Yes its an aluminium deck.  I had a local guy that lives near me come by today to give me a quote on filling the holes in the deck.  The aluminium is great that it doesn't rot but it is super hot in the summer.  We are evaluating putting carpet straight to the deck with a non water based adhesive.  Does anyone have experience in doing something like that?  If so how did it go and how has it held up?  I have only found one supplier for edging  http://www.pontoonspecialists.com/p-581-edge-cap-deck-trim-for-pontoon-boats.aspx  and have not found any railing other than pontoonfence.com who is partnered up with PS.  Does anyone have any suggestions on either of those or the carpet?

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I also have an aluminum deck.  Mine is powder coated so it probably doesn't get nearly as hot.  As a matter of fact, it doesn't get hot at all.

That being said, where we wanted to add carpet we went with "snap in" carpet, like you sometimes see in fiberglass boats.  The major advantage for us is that we can unsnap it, pull it out and power-wash it if we want (without worrying about damaging any of the upholstery).  It's also easy to replace.

But... if your aluminum deck is "ugly" this may not work for you since snap-in carpet doesn't give 100% coverage.
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I really like that idea! How did you finish the edges of the carpet?

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whippo,

 
Soo it looks like we are on the same lake!!  Small world...  There is a guy named Owen up on Wawasee that has TONS of new and used boat parts.  That includes more aluminum trim extrusion that you could ever imagine.  Sending you PM now. 
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Originally posted by whippo whippo wrote:

I really like that idea! How did you finish the edges of the carpet?

Some of it I had done by a local upholsterer.  Putting the binding/piping on the edge of a cut carpet isn't a big deal for them, you just need to have a serious sewing machine..... the kind they use for canvas and the like.  And, of course, you/they need a snap press also.

Another option is to use a company that specializes in snap-in carpet like Custom Marine Carpet (www.snapincarpet.com).  You just give them a template (drawing/sketch) and they do the rest.  And they've got some of the exotic materials too, like the synthetic marine weaves.

Not trying to steer you away from Pontoon Stuff and their many good bond-down carpet and vinyl options... just making you aware of some alternatives.
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I have a pontoon with an Aluminum deck.  I pulled off the carpet that was on there and laid down some new carpet i bought off of PS last year around this time.  So far so good!  Process as a whole was pretty easy.  Toughest part was getting the old glue off the deck which you won't have to worry about.  As is explained in many threads here make sure you rent a linoleum roller from your local rental shop and use that to make sure everything is pressed down firmly.  
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blaine thank you for the connection, your build looks great!  

sunblocker I am going to investigate my options and cost!  

mkboyack what type of adhesive did you use?
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The fence and other aluminium parts have been scraped



the copper on the receipt is from an old plumbing job i did and was waiting on a bigger load to take




Edited by whippo - 04/14/2015 at 4:04pm
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I used the glue that came with the carpet kit purchased on PS.  I did some research both on this forum as well as other websites and it said it should work.  So far so good.
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Removed all wiring and center console.  The aluminum is ready to get welded up.

Removing throttle and shift cables from motor


Console is off the boat


Wiring and controls have been removed


My wife got the power washer, her favorite new toy, out and cleaned up the deck.
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I made a trip up towards our lake and bought some fun stuff.

Ignore the railing and roll of red fabric in the first pic not our stuff, this is the vinyl, trim and corner caps that I bought



Here is the railing we bought we zip tied it together to get some measurements to plan the seating



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Great job Whippo! Looking forward to how it turns out!
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Looks great.
I have an aluminum deck also. I put down PS carpet with Roberts 6700 indoor/outdoor carpet adhesive. Its available at home depot. Put it on p/instructions and no issues.
There's parts of the boat, like the rear swim platform, that are always getting soaked and the adhesive has no issues.
 
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I have a Funtoon also and put carpet on it a couple years ago. I didn't use any glue. All I did was take the bolts out of the fence and set it aside then laid down the carpet and then set the fence back on and replaced the screws. Bought outdoor carpet at the local box store. Had to use a small punch to locate the first couple holes. Then trimmed around the outside edge.
The first time I did it I did nothing with the edge where the gate was and a squirrel started tearing it up for a nest. So, I bought some metal striping to cover the edges by the gate and the carpet has been on for about 5 years now. And still looks fine.
Hope that helps.
Now I have a question. My funtoon is older and has the old style cable type steering. I would like to upgrade that. It looks like you have something different. What do you have and did you upgrade of was you boat that way from the start?
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Mine is a non hydraulic steering cable very traditional
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The boat is back from the welder, and boy do I have a lot of grinding ~120 welds that all are 1/2" high! Found some solvent based adhesive for the vinyl to aluminum. We also just ordered the seats but looking like a 7-10 week wait.
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