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1996 Sun Tracker Rebuild

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Was able to take advantage of the nicer weather in Kansas City this weekend and got the decking installed.  Not warm enough for the carpeting to adhere but still a big step!  

Couple of comments/lessons learned for those that may read this in the future:

1.  Take pictures (and measurements), take pictures (and measurements), take pictures (and measurements).  If it weren't for the picture below I would have screwed up the decking and not left a 5-1/2" lip off the front of the boat.  

When I started putting the wood on I couldn't get the sections to land on the stringers right.  After I found the picture I realized that the boat had shifted forward on the trailer!?!?!  That meant I had to drive it to the lake, put in water and push back ;-).......  Took an extra 30 minutes but it was worth it.

2.  We used all but 4 (of the 100) countersunk screws so I think it would be good to plan those out vs. using at will.  Still worked out well but could have stunk to run out!

3.  Buy some marine sealant just in case.  We had a piece of wood that was a little crooked on one end which created a 1/8" gap between two of the boards.  Put some foam filler and sealant and worked just fine.

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