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Pulled the beast out of the water, and into the side driveway.  Homeowner Association is going to love me this winter.  She was so heavy, that as I backed her down the hill, she started dragging my truck.  Gonna need a bigger one to get her out.  So it begins.......


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Front rails off....



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pulling walls and glass doors.  Generator can now be accessed....



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more disassembly......


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Front and port side all gone.......  see ya soon,  NEW...
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looking forward to watching your build.
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Originally posted by Morganh Morganh wrote:

I found two 12V motors and bought them, and will use your 30A 12v toggle.  Can you tell me more about the actuators?  This will be the first time dealing with them, but I think I can figure it out.  Obviously, must be waterproof, 12V, and should have an arm reach of ????? and rated for what load?  50lbs?  Any suggestions for what I should purchase?


I bought a 24v, 200# lift, 12” stroke linear actuator off eBay.

Rated at 66IP that’s able to protect against water jets.

http://www.budind.com/blog/2014/02/the-mysteries-of-ip-rated-enclosures-explained/

 

I fabricated and mounted the bracket so that the actuator would not be submerged.

http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2199/2749607/24681099/411780880.jpg


Thruster operation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAbzk9YK044&feature=youtu.be

 

Pontoon backing into the slip using the Thruster


BTW the two 12v toggle switches still works great.




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Wow, they work really slick! Excellent job of backing into the slip!Thumbs Up
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Can I just say,   DAMNNNNNNNN.  Nice job.  That is a slick system.  Did you do the welding yourself?  I am trying to make a "bolt only" system, seeing as I am not a welder, but can cut and shape about anything.  I need to find two of those actuators, and then build the two thrusters out of scrap.  Thanks for the reply and the videos are awesome.  
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Cutting out windows in new walls.  The blue is just a protective film on the alumi panel.  



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walls going back on


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Clap Looking really good.
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Very nice in deed! Super Job!Thumbs Up
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Having "been there and done that", I know that it's a heck of a lot of hard work.  You're doing a VERY nice job!

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Rails came back from powder coating, and we installed new metal skirting.  Looks sooooo much better than that old teal crud.....


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New question.  Since I am adding 4 feet of pontoon to the back of the existing pontoons, and putting a swim platform across the new sections, I wanted to put a "walk out" to the swim platform, instead of a ladder to have to crawl up and over the back of the boat.  I am putting this walk out on the port side.  This is where the fresh water tank, for the sink only, was located, so I must move it somewhere.

The gas tank for the generator was seperate from the gas tank for the motor.  The generator tank was located port side up front just behind the generator.  Since I have only used the generator twice in the last two seasons, both times to heat something in the microwave, I think I am just going to tie the generator gas line into the motor gas tank, and let them share.  I understand the dangers of running the gas out with the generator, and not being able to crank the motor, but with little to no use of the generator, that wont be a problem.  It will also help in not letting the gas that was in the generator tank go stale because it sits in there so long.

All of that being said, I was going to clean out the old generator gas tank, and convert it to the new fresh water tank for the sink.  Question is, what can I do to the old gas tank to clean it out appropriately so that it can hold fresh water.  It will not be drinking or cooking water, just hand, and or dish washing water.  Again, we hardly ever use the sink either.  Any suggestions or concerns with this idea?
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hi your rebuild is looking really good. Clap Sorry No ideal on how to clean the gas tank. Maybe baking soda or bleach. did you try to google how to clean a gas tank?
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Interesting.

The fresh water tank for the sink on my `92 was located under the galley counter, almost directly below the sink.  I'm surprised they put yours all the way back in the stern.  I pulled mine many years ago, and that's where the hot water heater lives now.



Poly tanks are pretty inexpensive and come in a huge variety of sizes.  Personally, I wouldn't waste my time with trying to reuse the genny gas tank.  I'm not sure if you'll ever get the gasoline smell out of it.


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P.S.  I'm looking forward to seeing how you do your walkout.  I've pondered that quite a few times myself.  Usually tripped myself up when I started thinking about the rear canvas (which we use quite a lot) and the reconfiguration of all the storage area back there.  But I know that your `93 is different back there since you have a stern sliding glass door.
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Bring the tank to a radiator shop and have "boiled" out.
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Bring the tank to a radiator shop and have "boiled" out.

"Boiling out" a polypropylene tank?
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Blocker.  We dont use the back or front canvas, so that's not an issue for us.  I will post some photos once I figure out the configuration and get the cutting and welding done on the back fence to create the opening and then install the gate.  
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Bring the tank to a radiator shop and have "boiled" out.

"Boiling out" a polypropylene tank?


Not if the tank is poly Ouch .
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port side is coming along nicely.  


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New front benches came in.  Wife is not happy about losing her parking spot for a few days.  


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