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    Posted: 03/05/2014 at 2:28pm
Well After much research and trolling on this fine forum, my Wife and I decided to dive into this project.  We have had this boat for 5 years and weather had finally taken its toll to the point where we were ashamed to have any friends or relatives on the boat.  Here are a few pictures of the before state and the current state.  Weather pending, carpet will go on this Saturday and I will begin installing the new console and wiring/fuse panels I received from PS.  One question, what do you guys recommend to use to cut out the console for the switches, steering and radio? 
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Current State....Carpet goes on this weekend.
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Good luck! WElcome aboard and where do you toon? I am guessing TableRock?  I used a drill bit to start the holes, a sawzall to make them bigger and a utility knife for fine trimming if I needed it. Of course hole saws for the gauges.
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Thanks for the info.  Yes, we go to Table Rock during every available weekend in the summer.  My buddies and I fish Table Rock as well as Lake Taneycommo all year round for trout. 
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Good luck with thew rebuild and keep the pictures coming.
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I've used a Rotozip rotary saw in the past for cutting out consoles. It leaves a nice clean edge and with a little practice, you can cut with great precision and speed.

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Jig saw with a fine tooth blade worked well for me...Look forward to seeing your toon come together!!
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I also used a jig saw. Just make sure you measure twice and cut once. Used a razor blade to clean it up after the saw.
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welcome Looks like a good project.
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Jigsaw and razor blade here too. 
 
Good looking pontoon.  I like the dual purpose fishing/lounging toons.  Probably because that's what mine is too.
 
Are you going to try to keep the purple.  It is different, but I kind of like it!
 
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It is actually a greatly discolored maroon.  We are going back with black carpet and gray/blue PS furniture and console.  I would like to get new railing skin but may have to wait until next winter.
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Well, this weekend the weather was not great.  But, thanks to a friend, I was able to get the toon inside and get the new carpet laid.  The Wifey and I both like the black carpet.  Also was able to cut switch hole into the new PS console.  Also, just placed an order for new rail paneling.  After trying for a day to get the old stickers off, then realizing the old white paneling was not going to look good with everything else new, the Wifey and I made the decision to purchase new.  Hopefully the paneling gets here this week while I am out on business trip so next weekend we are able to get the rails on.  Then will be working on the wiring....




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Well, believe it or not the wife and I are coming along nicely on the reuild.  Although a lot slower than I would like.  Between traveling for work 3 out of the last 5 weeks, weather, kids, etc...not been a lot of time for the toon.  But, I have new paneling on the rails, rails mounted on the deck, and the new wiring from PS run to its appropriate location.  (Pics to come soon)  Placed my last big order with PS Tuesday for all the seating.  Once that gets here I can wire the boat and get it on the water. 
 
One question though, does anyojne have a diagram for how the steering wheel/control box gets mounted.  I must not have taken any pictures of the old, and now its all in pieces in my garage, and all I can do is stare at it.  I certainly don't want to make a too big hole in my new console!!
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sorry I had new wheel and controls they both came with templates. Can you trace around each one and then just cut inside the trace????
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You should be able to use your steering wheel bracket for a cut out template...as far as the control box goes, I would sit in a chair in front of console and mount it where it fits best for you...I have seem them mounted on both sides of the rail and console, so there is no real method to the madnesss...LOL....so put it where you like it....Hopes this helps!!!
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What a weekend!  All seats came in from PS on Friday.  They were mounted.  Steering wheel cut in, wiring almost done, old skirting rails put back on (could not find anything exact new so using old for now) still fighting the control mount.  Have a few wires to run, re-upholster the live well, mount the control, and that's it.  I can see the light!! Now if life doesn't get in the way I will be on the water next weekend!!




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All kinds of issues with internet tonight.  I will post more pics when I am able.
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That looks awesome!!! Nice job!
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Looks great!!!

Your build is coming along a lot faster than mine.

Although mine should be ready for the lake by memorial weekend, I started it in June last year! Yours is gonna beat mine back to the water.
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Thanks guys.  It has turned out better than I expected.  It is the first time I have done anything like this.  I have learned a few lessons along the way.  I need to finish up some wiring, intall radio and controls, then I am ready for the water.  I put a May 1st deadline on this and I will be close.
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LOLlol I put a Memorial Day LAST YEAR! on mine.  I think I may hit it THIS  year!Wink
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Looks nice !! I am in a stand still right now trying to figure out what i am going to tackle next. I trailer rails need some attention so I am trying to figure out how i am going to do that with out taking the thing to the water. My wife has a june deadline for me but we shall see.
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Well, today was the big day.  Wifey said she would not mind going to the lake for Mother's Day.  So we got the new girl all wet today.  And it was delightful.  Put the boat in the water shortly afternoon.  My parents live around the corner from the ramp so pulled the trailer over there and got new carpet on the bunks.  Man that has needed to be done for a long time.  

Finishing up a few last things yesterday and ran out of upholstery for the lid of the live well.  That's why it is open in the pic.  Other than that, she is done!  Thanks to everyone for their kind words and encouragement.  After this experience, I feel like I could do anything.  What a great feeling of accomplishment.


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Very Nice!! I am hoping that this weekend I get a bunch done on mine. I am setting the furniture and console plus going to try to get the motor on maybe!! I was shooting for memorial day but that may not happen but I definitely want it done by the time we go on vacation in june!! 


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Your pontoon looks great.  I have a similar one and am in need of the front corner caps.  If you were able to come up with some, I would really appreciate you sharing where you got them.

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