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The plan is to get it back in the water by next weekend. All new from Pontoonstuff is the 28oz carpet kit, all LED nav lights, deck risers, all deck hardware, new 6.5" front speakers, and new waterproof radio enclosure. Also adding 4" polk audio rear marine speakers, some indoor/outdoor Pyle speakers to mount on the underside of the top deck, Dual brand 10" bandpass sub box powered by a Sony Xplod 600 watt amp for under the console and a Kennwood am/fm cd player with remote for the rest of the speakers. 6 LED courtesy lights for floor allumination, and 3 new cabin lights.   Can't wait  Thumbs Up
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Must have got you some of those microled's for the floor lighting - they'll be great. Should put some inside the cabin area for some "mood lighting" Wink
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Yeah, they are flush mount with 3 led's per light. Gonna have one in each front armrest by side doors, one in one of the dinette seats, one in the captains seat, and on in each rear seat. Should light up the flooring nicely. I'll add a pic of the front armrests with the speakers in stalled and lights.
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Here is a pic of both front armrests with new speakers and courtesy lights.
 
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Now that courtesy light looks like a wally world special and its white Wink, thought you got those little micro's from PontoonStuff or you haven't got a pic of them yet cause you did describe them to a tee Big smile. But I sure do like the way you got that, that way it doesn't shine too much white light and it will light up the floor pretty good.
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No, I do like the ones on pontoonstuff, but a little too out of my price at this time. I got 6 of these on Ebay for about $3 a piece.
Got the changing room up today and the top deck frame.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Looks Good!
 
You sure do have a lot of overhead working space!
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Originally posted by lakescraft lakescraft wrote:

...powered by a Sony Xplod 600 watt amp for under the console
I still need to get an amp, but was unsure whether it was necessary to get a "marine" amp. Is yours marine?
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I am late getting to read this due to being out of pocket all last week. There is a special glue made for FRP. It is similar to liquid nails type products but perfected for FRP. I am not sure how it works over foam but as long as there is not a plastic film as mentioned above it should work. The glue has a long dry time and requires a substantial amount. We dob it on to create a vacuum effect sort of like when you sink your boots deep in the mud and cant pull them out. Also it sometimes requires tape, etc. to hold until the glue dries. Also there are special rivets made for FRP. You may not want to see them on a pontoon project but they are popular in car washes and other extreme wet areas where the glue alone may not hold. I suspect you will be OK when the liquid nails finally sets but if not try the rivets.
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Originally posted by firstpartybarge firstpartybarge wrote:

Originally posted by lakescraft lakescraft wrote:

...powered by a Sony Xplod 600 watt amp for under the console
I still need to get an amp, but was unsure whether it was necessary to get a "marine" amp. Is yours marine?
No, mine is not marine. I've used many automotive amps in the past with no problems, the trick is to keep them out of the elements, and a little di-electric grease on all the screw and wires that come out of the amp to your speaker and power inputs. 
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Originally posted by briankinley2004 briankinley2004 wrote:

I am late getting to read this due to being out of pocket all last week. There is a special glue made for FRP. It is similar to liquid nails type products but perfected for FRP. I am not sure how it works over foam but as long as there is not a plastic film as mentioned above it should work. The glue has a long dry time and requires a substantial amount. We dob it on to create a vacuum effect sort of like when you sink your boots deep in the mud and cant pull them out. Also it sometimes requires tape, etc. to hold until the glue dries. Also there are special rivets made for FRP. You may not want to see them on a pontoon project but they are popular in car washes and other extreme wet areas where the glue alone may not hold. I suspect you will be OK when the liquid nails finally sets but if not try the rivets.
The last couple small walls I did I used 3M 77 spray, once you spray both panels it won't move. But anyway, it's all together today, the walls are as strong as new after you install them back into the origional framing. I re-attached with all aluminum rivets. Got all the top deck on today, picked up a 8'x12' sheet of vinyl at Lowe's tonight, will glue that onto the top deck wood to make it water tight, than add carpet later over that. Will the carpet glue from Pontoonstuff work on the vinyl flooring also,? Cause I have almost 2 gallons left.
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These are from today.
 
 
 
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If you're talking about the Tennessee Adhesive 776 like this http://www.pontoonstuff.com/marine-boat-carpet-glue.aspx then yes

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Originally posted by Wildcat Dude Wildcat Dude wrote:

If you're talking about the Tennessee Adhesive 776 like this http://www.pontoonstuff.com/marine-boat-carpet-glue.aspx then yes

Yeah, that's the stuff I got along with my carpet kit from this site. I ordered an extra gallon just to make sure I was not short on glue, and I only used just a tad over 2 gallons total for this 30'. I was almost short on glue when I did my 28' toon a few years back, maybe cause of the wood deck vs. aluminum decking, soaked up more into the wood then this deck, I had planety of coverage.
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Should have used 3 gallons of glue for that size. Don't go sparingly with that stuff. Wink
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Been a few days since my last post. Almost done with it. The top was a real pain in the behind. After laying down the vinyl, went to drop the outer rub rail on it and it did not fit!!!! Went outside to measure one of the old sheets and found it to be 95.25", not 96". so after climbing back on top and using the circular saw to trim down all 4 sides and making a complete mess of sawdust on my new carpet, it finally fell into place. Got all the speaker and light wires done, all seats in today and bolted down. Upper deck rails back on, all new led nav lights installed, 3 new overhead lights to replace the origional over dinette, in changing room and over where the sink use to be. 6 new speakers and 6 courtesy lights installed. 2 in the front armrests, one in the captain chair, one accross in the dinette chair and one in each rear armrest. Will be getting in tomorrow after I make my 8 quart easter chilli to finish off the console, wire up the amp, stereo and sub. Then hopefully hook it up, bring it home to get all the tables and noodles and vests out of the shed and back into the boat, then bring it to our slip at the marina, after a little cruise of course. Here are some pics from today.
We will have to recover the front 4 seats next winter, they are pretty dry from the previous owners not covering them. And I'll get some carpet for the top deck in a couple weeks.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
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ahh progress to a launch date Clap
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Looking good. Is that vinyl or real ceramic on the upper deck?
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LOL  I think ceramic would be a little heavy. No, vinyl sheet. 8x12 sheet glued to the plywood. That way the whole top is water proof and no leaking through seams when it rains out. Gotta seal the edge up there tomorrow where the rub rail is against the tile so it won't track to the sides and roll in.
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9 more hours today and finally its back in it's slip on the lake. Here are a couple pics.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Looks Great!  It's nice to get them back on the water.
 
From your locaton, I'm assuming that you're on Lake Norman, is that correct?
 
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Looks real good.  Well done! Thumbs Up Thumbs Up
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Originally posted by WoodenPontoon WoodenPontoon wrote:

Looks Great!  It's nice to get them back on the water.
 
From your locaton, I'm assuming that you're on Lake Norman, is that correct?
 
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Lakescraft hasn't logged in for several weeks so I will tell you what I know. You can get FRP from most lumber yards and big box places like Lowes. Everyone pretty much laminates the panels themselves. Make sure you use rigid styrofoam and not the white kind that bends easily.
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Most RFP that I have been pricing at the big box stores are about $32 per sheet, 4 feet by 8 feet.
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Check these part numbers at the same store you mentioned. It's almost the same description, but it is from a different company and doesn't say interior use only. I used it in my rebuild. If the UV does end up effecting it, I'll paint, but so far it's held up well.

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Also be careful as there are some PVC panels out there that don't have the fiberglass reinforcement FRP does. They tend to roll up and if used with the flimsy styrofoam you may have issues. I would stick to a true FRP (fiberglass reinforced panel) with a dense closed cell foam product
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