Pontoon Forum Homepage
Forum Home Forum Home > Show Off Your Pontoon Boat > Pontoon Boat Rebuild Projects
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - 1996 Sun Tracker Rebuild
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Register Register  Login Login

1996 Sun Tracker Rebuild

 Post Reply Post Reply Page  <12
Author
Message
Scott573 View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie
Avatar

Joined: 08/21/2017
Location: Parkville, MO
Status: Offline
Points: 29
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Scott573 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02/19/2018 at 8:19pm
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.








Back to Top
curtiscapk View Drop Down
Moderator Group
Moderator Group
Avatar

Joined: 01/30/2013
Location: OP KS \Truman
Status: Offline
Points: 906
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote curtiscapk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02/20/2018 at 2:26pm
nice work!
Craig n Paula
THE FLOATER Rebuild
94 Party Barge 24' 115 merc
22mph
OP KS
Truman Lake
Back to Top
chatfield1 View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie
Avatar

Joined: 02/12/2018
Location: Indiana
Status: Offline
Points: 20
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chatfield1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02/21/2018 at 3:50pm
Looking really good Scott! 
Back to Top
Scott573 View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie
Avatar

Joined: 08/21/2017
Location: Parkville, MO
Status: Offline
Points: 29
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Scott573 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02/21/2018 at 9:01pm
Thanks guys!!!!  April/May is rapidly approaching!!!

Scott
Back to Top
Scott573 View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie
Avatar

Joined: 08/21/2017
Location: Parkville, MO
Status: Offline
Points: 29
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Scott573 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03/11/2018 at 1:53pm
Quick question for the group.  What type of speaker wire do most use?  Marine or just regular 16/18 ga and minimize any connections in a wet/dry interface?  I'm planning to run all wiring in 1/4" corrugated tubing.  Thanks in advance!

Scott
Back to Top
curtiscapk View Drop Down
Moderator Group
Moderator Group
Avatar

Joined: 01/30/2013
Location: OP KS \Truman
Status: Offline
Points: 906
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote curtiscapk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03/12/2018 at 1:31pm
I used regular for speakers. Actually plan to mount 2 more  speakers under sun deck, facing out the rear for floating,Big smile
Craig n Paula
THE FLOATER Rebuild
94 Party Barge 24' 115 merc
22mph
OP KS
Truman Lake
Back to Top
Barnmb7117 View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 09/11/2012
Location: Chicago,IL
Status: Offline
Points: 478
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Barnmb7117 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03/13/2018 at 5:02pm
I used marine..
Mike
1993 Tracker fishing barge 21
2015 Evinrude pontoon series 90 hp
Summer - On the wolf River Weyauwega, WI
Winter- Chicago, IL
Back to Top
Scott573 View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie
Avatar

Joined: 08/21/2017
Location: Parkville, MO
Status: Offline
Points: 29
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Scott573 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03/19/2018 at 9:58pm
Lot's to update as we've had some good weather as of late.  Let's start with the fencing panels.  As mentioned before, we used Mac's aluminum brightener to clean the fencing which worked great.  Our fencing was originally attached to the paneling by a metal lip which is pretty common.  That lip broke off in multiple places so we ended up removing it.  After doing so it actually provided a perfect "indented" template to put the new paneling "inside." 


 


We used blue colored rivets, and bought aluminum paneling from Pontoonfence (ordered 60’ roll, had 5-7 ft left over)

 

Our technique to cut was as follows:

 

Used a new blade for each cut, used bottom of fencing as a guide


 


Ran through cut at least 3-4 times until we started seeing some aluminum shavings come up

 

To make the break, we grabbed a 2x4, put on “good side” then bent the bad side towards it.  After bending back to flat in most cases it would break then

 





We put rivets approximately every 4-6” which seemed to work from a rigidity perspective.

 

The carpet was pretty easy to install.  Was able to use a friend’s heated garage and let sit for 24 hours at 65 degrees.  I did like most have mentioned, roll out completely, fold lengthwise and apply adhesive one half at a time with a paint roller.  After a few minutes you get the hang of it as the adhesive is pretty thin, so you just need to work it around in a way that spreads evenly and with enough thickness.  We didn’t have the issue that others have discussed with it drying quickly but that might have been due to the temperature in the room.  Once down we used a carpet roller (100 lb) to remove wrinkles and bubbles.

 

After that, we finally got to the fun stuff!!!!  

 






 

 

Scott



Edited by Scott573 - 03/23/2018 at 4:21pm
Back to Top
curtiscapk View Drop Down
Moderator Group
Moderator Group
Avatar

Joined: 01/30/2013
Location: OP KS \Truman
Status: Offline
Points: 906
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote curtiscapk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03/20/2018 at 1:40pm
wow! that looks great! Nice job!
Craig n Paula
THE FLOATER Rebuild
94 Party Barge 24' 115 merc
22mph
OP KS
Truman Lake
Back to Top
Scott573 View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie
Avatar

Joined: 08/21/2017
Location: Parkville, MO
Status: Offline
Points: 29
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Scott573 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03/21/2018 at 12:59am
Thanks Craig!!
Back to Top
curtiscapk View Drop Down
Moderator Group
Moderator Group
Avatar

Joined: 01/30/2013
Location: OP KS \Truman
Status: Offline
Points: 906
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote curtiscapk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03/21/2018 at 1:12pm
you need to make a trip to Truman!
Craig n Paula
THE FLOATER Rebuild
94 Party Barge 24' 115 merc
22mph
OP KS
Truman Lake
Back to Top
Barnmb7117 View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 09/11/2012
Location: Chicago,IL
Status: Offline
Points: 478
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Barnmb7117 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03/21/2018 at 4:32pm
Hi Scott, it is looking good.


Edited by Barnmb7117 - 03/24/2018 at 2:39am
Mike
1993 Tracker fishing barge 21
2015 Evinrude pontoon series 90 hp
Summer - On the wolf River Weyauwega, WI
Winter- Chicago, IL
Back to Top
Barnmb7117 View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 09/11/2012
Location: Chicago,IL
Status: Offline
Points: 478
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Barnmb7117 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03/21/2018 at 4:33pm
the rebuild looks really good.
Mike
1993 Tracker fishing barge 21
2015 Evinrude pontoon series 90 hp
Summer - On the wolf River Weyauwega, WI
Winter- Chicago, IL
Back to Top
curtiscapk View Drop Down
Moderator Group
Moderator Group
Avatar

Joined: 01/30/2013
Location: OP KS \Truman
Status: Offline
Points: 906
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote curtiscapk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03/21/2018 at 6:45pm
Originally posted by Barnmb7117 Barnmb7117 wrote:

hi Scott, You should not show the links in your post to other companys it not right. This is a Pontoonstuff forum.

Actually James is ok with this for the most part. He knows he doesn't carry everything for every rebuild.  Mentioning the other site and not a direct link might be a little bit better. 

From James


The links to other products is also something that we will allow, you're right, we don't carry everything that customers may need and the fact is that even direct competitors products should be welcomed on our boards. We don't do custom colors and I know a few manufacturers do offer that service so we allow anyone to post pictures of their boats and seating as well. Saw a post with American Soft Trim seats in it the other day that broke my heart :biggrin2 but it's good for boaters to see all their options. 
Craig n Paula
THE FLOATER Rebuild
94 Party Barge 24' 115 merc
22mph
OP KS
Truman Lake
Back to Top
Scott573 View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie
Avatar

Joined: 08/21/2017
Location: Parkville, MO
Status: Offline
Points: 29
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Scott573 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03/25/2018 at 10:06pm
Craig and team,

Any tips on wiring your head unit?  Did you hook up to one of the accessory switches to turn on and off or an ignition switch?  As far as power goes I have the power cable that came with the PS wiring harness but not sure if it's large enough to power all or not...  Only powering an amp, head unit & lighting but I think the amp might require 4 ga.  Also just bought a distribution block to help but still curious on the ignition, etc.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!! 

Scott
Back to Top
Scott573 View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie
Avatar

Joined: 08/21/2017
Location: Parkville, MO
Status: Offline
Points: 29
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Scott573 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03/26/2018 at 1:59pm
Also, any recommendations for a ignition switch? 
Back to Top
curtiscapk View Drop Down
Moderator Group
Moderator Group
Avatar

Joined: 01/30/2013
Location: OP KS \Truman
Status: Offline
Points: 906
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote curtiscapk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03/26/2018 at 2:19pm
Originally posted by Scott573 Scott573 wrote:

Craig and team,

Any tips on wiring your head unit?  Did you hook up to one of the accessory switches to turn on and off or an ignition switch?  As far as power goes I have the power cable that came with the PS wiring harness but not sure if it's large enough to power all or not...  Only powering an amp, head unit & lighting but I think the amp might require 4 ga.  Also just bought a distribution block to help but still curious on the ignition, etc.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!! 

Scott

I tapped mine into main  always hot wire on the harness. I don't have an amp. I use a separate battery for all my accessories (PS Harness). 
Craig n Paula
THE FLOATER Rebuild
94 Party Barge 24' 115 merc
22mph
OP KS
Truman Lake
Back to Top
curtiscapk View Drop Down
Moderator Group
Moderator Group
Avatar

Joined: 01/30/2013
Location: OP KS \Truman
Status: Offline
Points: 906
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote curtiscapk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03/26/2018 at 2:22pm
Originally posted by Scott573 Scott573 wrote:

Also, any recommendations for a ignition switch? 

got mine off ebay... I guessed yours as a 94 like mine..... here's a google search


https://www.google.com/search?q=1994+tracker+40+hp+ignition+switch&rlz=1C1GGRV_enUS751US752&oq=1994+tracker+40+hp+ignition+switch&aqs=chrome..69i57.14550j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8


Craig n Paula
THE FLOATER Rebuild
94 Party Barge 24' 115 merc
22mph
OP KS
Truman Lake
Back to Top
curtiscapk View Drop Down
Moderator Group
Moderator Group
Avatar

Joined: 01/30/2013
Location: OP KS \Truman
Status: Offline
Points: 906
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote curtiscapk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03/26/2018 at 2:24pm
www.google.com/search?q=1994+tracker+40+hp+ignition+switch&rlz=1C1GGRV_enUS751US752&oq=1994+tracker+40+hp+ignition+switch&aqs=chrome..69i57.14550j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
Craig n Paula
THE FLOATER Rebuild
94 Party Barge 24' 115 merc
22mph
OP KS
Truman Lake
Back to Top
curtiscapk View Drop Down
Moderator Group
Moderator Group
Avatar

Joined: 01/30/2013
Location: OP KS \Truman
Status: Offline
Points: 906
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote curtiscapk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03/26/2018 at 2:27pm
Sorry for the link. Here's some pics of Ignition and gauge wiring






Craig n Paula
THE FLOATER Rebuild
94 Party Barge 24' 115 merc
22mph
OP KS
Truman Lake
Back to Top
Scott573 View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie
Avatar

Joined: 08/21/2017
Location: Parkville, MO
Status: Offline
Points: 29
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Scott573 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03/26/2018 at 2:30pm
Thanks Craig as always.  I'm in an odd situation in that our lake only allows electric outboards.  Just bought a Torqueedo 4.0 Cruise which will require 4 12V deep cycles.....

That said, after some research, I think I'm going to add another deep cycle for accessories, bring a 4ga power from it to a distribution box in the console (my amp requires 4 ga), then go from there to the accessories panel and head unit.  

Question:  Is it crazy to not have an ignition (assuming the electric motor has it's own switch) but add a master switch just upstream of the distribution box as a kill switch?

Thanks so much,

Scott
Back to Top
curtiscapk View Drop Down
Moderator Group
Moderator Group
Avatar

Joined: 01/30/2013
Location: OP KS \Truman
Status: Offline
Points: 906
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote curtiscapk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03/26/2018 at 3:55pm
kill switch should be fine. you on Houston Lake?
Craig n Paula
THE FLOATER Rebuild
94 Party Barge 24' 115 merc
22mph
OP KS
Truman Lake
Back to Top
Scott573 View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie
Avatar

Joined: 08/21/2017
Location: Parkville, MO
Status: Offline
Points: 29
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Scott573 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03/26/2018 at 7:05pm
10-4, we're on Riss Lake
Back to Top
curtiscapk View Drop Down
Moderator Group
Moderator Group
Avatar

Joined: 01/30/2013
Location: OP KS \Truman
Status: Offline
Points: 906
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote curtiscapk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03/26/2018 at 8:43pm
holy stuff! I used to sneak into Riss at night from the cemetery all camo'd out LOL! I caught a bass so big a cop heard it splashing! He never could find me though!
Craig n Paula
THE FLOATER Rebuild
94 Party Barge 24' 115 merc
22mph
OP KS
Truman Lake
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  <12
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 11.01
Copyright ©2001-2014 Web Wiz Ltd.