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    Posted: 04/15/2013 at 2:17pm
I've lurked for a while but my personal project has made some headway in recent weeks so I though it time to share my progress.
 
It's a 1995 Beachcomber 21' with a 1995 Johnson 88. My father-in-law and I bought it together for a fishing and lounge vesel on lake Fork. The seats, deck and carpet were all trash but I think we still got a fair deal at $800 including the single axle trailor. The engine wouldn't fire but has perfect compression across all the cylinders and shows signs of low hours.
 
So far we have stripped it down.
 
And layed down the new deck & carpet kit from PS.
 
 
I hope yall like the work so far. Still have lots of to do and the piggy bank is getting light so work may slow down in the next couple of weeks but I will keep the thread updated. I would post a pic of the boat before being stripped but my phone died and I lost those pics Angry.
 
Next chore is getting the railing mounted and then we'll order a new helm and wiring from PS & EasyACDC. The goody list keeps getting longer but I know you folks can understand that.
 
Out of curiosity, is anybody reinforcing the classic style PS console for the steering and shifter mount? I don't want the console to flex or stretch too much everytime I put my new binnacle control in gear.
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Hi, Which console are you buying? if it is the one for 199.99 it is very strong about 1/4" thick no reinforcement is needed. I just got that console and I am very pleased with it. I did not expect it to be as heavy as it was but I am glade I bought it.
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Originally posted by Barnmb7117 Barnmb7117 wrote:

Hi, Which console are you buying? if it is the one for 199.99 it is very strong about 1/4" thick no reinforcement is needed. I just got that console and I am very pleased with it. I did not expect it to be as heavy as it was but I am glade I bought it.
 
That's great news, and thank you for such a quick response! I'm glad to hear such a positive first hand review of that model since it seems many here have used the deluxe model.
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Love the carpet it looks great...the low end console should be fine IMO...I would guess your power pack is out if you have no fire across all cylinders....ebasicpower.com has pretty good price on everything you should need to get motor firing...I have a very similar motor on my current rebuild project....I look forward to seeing yours come together!!
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Originally posted by fatdaddy fatdaddy wrote:

Love the carpet it looks great...the low end console should be fine IMO...I would guess your power pack is out if you have no fire across all cylinders....ebasicpower.com has pretty good price on everything you should need to get motor firing...I have a very similar motor on my current rebuild project....I look forward to seeing yours come together!!
 
I appreciate the compliment, after looking around here its easy to feel out classed. I had come to the same conclusion on the powerpack but I think I'll throw new coils at it and rebuild the carbs while i'm in there. The previous owner left both fuel tanks near half full so there is no telling how gunked up the fuel sytem is.
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It probaly does not need coil packs but they are easy to test with a spark checker....those old one were pretty good and last a long time....but the carb kits are a must if they have been sitting that long!
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Looks great. It looks like you had a good solid. Keep the pictures coming 
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Finally found one of those before hand pics. It's ugly but will make my progress more obvious lol.

 
As you can see the carpet was worn away in most places and the deck was about to start turning to dust.
 
Only other pic you may find interesting is this fuzzy pic of my new BRP control the night I got it. Payed a little extra for the one with the integrated switch just so I had one less thing to wire up.
 
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Nice . Looks farmiliar
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Great minds think alike! I really like the shifter so far and am anxious to get it mounted. I ordered the pre 96 adapter harness (#176711 iirc) with it and routed it throught the frame before laying the deck. I even plugged it in to test the ignition switch and trim control and everything worked perfect.
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Make sure you check your measurements if you plan to run a binnicle mount in the DeckMate standard pontoon helm.  It will accommodate most set ups with standard wheels (and it looks like you have a nice new narrow control) but if you have a larger than standard wheel you may have issues.
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Originally posted by PS-Guy PS-Guy wrote:

Make sure you check your measurements if you plan to run a binnicle mount in the DeckMate standard pontoon helm.  It will accommodate most set ups with standard wheels (and it looks like you have a nice new narrow control) but if you have a larger than standard wheel you may have issues.
 
Thank you for the heads up, I will try and lay it out accordingly. Do you think I'm safe with the standard wheel from PS or do I need to search for something smaller? I don't remember if PS lists the diameter but I will go back and check.
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Keep in mind most of everyone's pontoons were "ugly" to start with but with some MONEY, time & lots of hard work they turned into a "thing of beauty" both to the owner/builder & the people who are on this forum as well. IMO it's the only way to go as you can "build it YOUR WAY" & that is all that is important. I'd say you got a great deal on the pontoon & you've got it looking good so far. I"m sure you will be happy with it when you get it done. Looks great so far. Keep the pics coming & if already know if you need help there are plenty of folks here to help out anyway they can. 
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Originally posted by VaGent VaGent wrote:

Keep in mind most of everyone's pontoons were "ugly" to start with but with some MONEY, time & lots of hard work they turned into a "thing of beauty" both to the owner/builder & the people who are on this forum as well. IMO it's the only way to go as you can "build it YOUR WAY" & that is all that is important. I'd say you got a great deal on the pontoon & you've got it looking good so far. I"m sure you will be happy with it when you get it done. Looks great so far. Keep the pics coming & if already know if you need help there are plenty of folks here to help out anyway they can. 

I couldn't have said it better myself. You should see my boat before I tore it apart. It was hideous.
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Originally posted by Robert91RS Robert91RS wrote:

 
Thank you for the heads up, I will try and lay it out accordingly. Do you think I'm safe with the standard wheel from PS or do I need to search for something smaller? I don't remember if PS lists the diameter but I will go back and check.


Yes, you will be fine.  The 13.5" Pontoon wheel is the standard size.  As long as you don't crowd the control to the center you should be OK Wink
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