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Alrighty...Masked off my large S's on rails today and got one coat of navy blue on,,,,yeah go ahead and make fun of my masking job, I looked like a monkey trying to screw a paper bag putting that stuff on....LOL....the last picture is a word from my sponsor during the rail/fence process!!
 
 
 
 
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Picked a few stickers for my cowling that somewhat match the original decals, they say 88 SPL...anybody know what spl stood for?....picked up a spray gun with the right tip (for clear coat) from harbor freight for $15 and also picked up a varibale speed buffer for $40...Now I just need someone that wants to run that buffer for a few days...LOL...will put a couple more coats of blue on my S's today...Maybe start with clear coat Tommorrow as our temps will be around 80!!
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SPECIAL...88HP.  Not sure what was so "special" about them but they seen to have a great reputation for being dependable Smile
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Awsome build Fatdaddy! Cant wait till next winter to pull trigger on seats carpet flooring. If you find that person to run the buffer send him my way when your done with him......if ya dont mind
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Allright guys...built my sundeck, tonight...think I might like to order some matching vinyl and make a cushion for it....I had some mothers alum polish and tryed that tonight with new buffer....Now I'm darn sure I do not want to polish toons....LOL...My boy spent close to an hour on that spot and it still needs work...I think I may need to sand with some 220 grit as I do have some deep stains in toons....Really wish we did not start this polishing...Put my new 88 SPL decals on motor plates, not exactly what I wanted but I think they work...The last picture is a tuna trip my buddies just got back from, a 2 day trip, they came home with 500 lbs of filets....and here I was with pontoon fever...LOL...Oh almost forgot walked around back to shake the dew off my lily and came face to face with 6ft snake!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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I went for the blue carpet as well. The sylvan guys stickin together. Did you acid the logs before buffing? I'm going to try to get ahold of some of that pink stuff everyone swears by. Are you putting your fuel tank under the sun deck?
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bluefoot I did use the pink coil cleaner...and yes I will be putting my 2 12 gallon fuel tanks under sundeck, I have considered putting them outside rail on stern as well, but this pontoon sits pretty low in water at stern, so I am moving whole railing system forward at least 2 foot...I think I may order some vinyl that matches my seats from PS and make some sort of covers to hide fuel tanks!!
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Lookin good!!!
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Ok I got my first coat of clear coat on tonight...the new 15 buck sprayer I got from habor freight worked like a champ after I figured out what all the knobs and adjustments do...Lesson learned, do not mask of rails with printed newspaper as the ink came off on my rails in places! The polshing stuff comes from a crome shop at a truck stop, this is the stuff professional detailers use on trucks and cost $9 a bar alot cheaper than Nuvite wants for their product, the heads were 18 bucks, see my rabbit ears? This test spot was sanded with 100, 220, 500 and 1000, green rogue, white rogue and done by hand with purple, I was pretty impressed with results...My guess is 40 to 50 hours labor to complete, hard labor...LOL
 
 
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Lookin real good fatdaddy. That toon polishing looks like a ton of work. I took the orbital sander to my toons where I have to weld some patches on and the cleaned up real easy and nice. When I am at that stage I will try a test patch on the inside of the toon to see how it works out.
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Thanks bstomper...Yeah inside the toon would have been better...LOL...this is my boy's project, no way am I going to hold on to that darn polisher for a week...I am not as young as I use to be...LOL...Does anybody know how to get the shine off and make it look dull again? That may be my solution, LOL
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You got a dang good shine on that log!! good luck on the rest of it! I'm not sure there is a way to go back to dull...
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I would think if you took the acid wash you used to clean them with that it might work. Not sure about but you could try it out on something that is or needs to be shined & use it as a TEST piece.

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Ok guys pretty big day...got all holes cut in furniture, speakers, panels, radio, led lights etc...blew on the last coat of clear coat....major problem with paint, I had a little blue over spray on rails, so I spot painted them with a rattle can and let it set up overnight, then when I hit it with the clear it actually rolled up the paint and made it crackle, it broke my heart....LOL....installed nav and docking lights....installed rub rails and radius corners....When i put my SPL 88 decals on, I actually put one on upside down, what an idiot, it's on the front of cowling...I actually have the stuff to fix it, but I think I'll leave it as my inside joke, now I just have to figure out what a 7ds 88 motor is....LOL...I hope to get rails on today...Happy Mama day!!
 
 
 
 
 
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Awesome! Congrats on the progress. Crazy deal on the paint though, I wouldn't have thought about that happening. I actually love the upside down decal! I bet you'll be the only guy on the water with a different engine coming than going! Can't wait to see it with the rails!

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Great progress, you are really moving on it.
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Got all the rails/fence attached today...we used a 90 degree drill attachment which made drilling the holes for rails go very quickly...installed new gate latches from PS...installed my new 12ft bimini top, not real impressed with the quality, but overall it will provide some shade and the radar position looks pretty cool...LOL...I am hoping the decals will add a little flare to the sides....My old body is a little sore this AM, my mind thinks I am 20, but my body is feeling all 45 years today! We only had 1 extra riser, just enough...At this point I need to start wiring, controls and decals!!
 
 
 
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looks awsome, great work. Almost time to get that thing in the water.
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Looks awsome ! Be glad when im that far on my toon.

Question......how long did you sit on your boat out in the yard make motorboat sounds before you got down.....
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LargeBarge....I must admit it...much ..much...much longer than I should have!!!LOL
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Originally posted by LargeBarge LargeBarge wrote:

Looks awsome ! Be glad when im that far on my toon.

Question......how long did you sit on your boat out in the yard make motorboat sounds before you got down.....

LOLLOLLOLLOLLOL I thought that same thing but never asked the question. I'm doing that already and I don't even have the deck down.
 


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It's pretty funny how a grown man can turn back into a 12 year old boy...but I think thats what boats do us guys....LOL....you know you have it bad when you wake up in the middle of the night and you're thinking about your pontoon!!!
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So I installed speakers in seat bases Sat morning...it rained Sat night for about 30 minutes....came out Sunday to work on boat and noticed all the hardware that came with speakers had rusted and stained my covers....to make a long story short contacted the distributor and the maker, and they say they are sending me replacements...needless to say I gave them a hard time about sending such cheap hardware with marine waterproof speakers....of course I am sure this stuff is packaged  over sea's somwhere by under payed children...I will keep you guys posted on this, but like I said the company does appear to be trying to make it right....If you buy the radio packages available from this ebay seller....DO NOT USE INCLUDED HARDWARE!!
 
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Had to Take my controls apart to replace broken neutral saftey switch, so I am going to paint them while they are apart...God I just hope I can put it all back together again...LOL
 
 
The next 4 pictures are the projects I still have to finish...Wiring harness and switch panel from PS...Decals from PS...Marine battery switches from EZACDC.....Radio and amp....and a bunch of little things horn, anchor light, cleats, etc...
 
 
 
 
 
And at some point I have to do some work on the camper, because we are leaving to go camping next wend for 4 days!
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Looks Good Fatdaddy! WE are in the same boat!!!LOLLOLLOL So close you can smell the water yet so far away!!! Your toon is at home and mine is 100 miles away.....
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ok guys not much to report today...installed my ladder brackets and rail supports....tryed to make a list of the stuff I still need to buy, treshold for carpet/vinyl trans, a ton of screws and bolts, etc...I started holdng up my PS decals last night and I have no idea which way they look the best as I am no artist...My twin 20 year old daughters want to name the boat CHILLIN' THE MOST!....which I kinda like, so guess I talk to our local decal/graphic shop and see what they come with!Clap
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Love the name! Your toon is looking sweet! You have done it right. Can't wait to see it on the water!
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Well stopped by Harbor Frieght and picked up a lifetime supply of electrical connectors, heat shrink, etc...And found this neat old school oogah horn for less than ten bucks....So I guess Friday I will start on wiring and electrical stuff!! You can also see the treshold for carpet/vinyl in the below photo...$10 bucks for a 6 ft piece at HD.
 
 
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I see you are about to jump off into the wiring.  You might already know this but I'll throw it out there just in case.  I have run boats my whole life, mostly in the bay where electrical corrosion is terrible.  Especially on the trailer's wiring, but not limited to the trailers.
 
The trick I learned was to never ever use butt connectors.  When I need a terminal I bypass corrosions ability to enter the equation.  That way if you have an electrical problem you are almost guaranteed it is not the connection from the wire to the terminal.
 
I put the terminal on the wire and crimp as usual.  Make sure the wire goes through to where you can barely see it on the other end.  Then I solder it in .  The terminals accept the solder very well and it is really quick.  It takes about the same amount of time to solder it as it does to crimp it.
 
For butt connections I solder the two wires together coat the entire soldered area with liquid tape, slide the heat shrink tubing over the liquid taped joint and shrink it down.  Done!  You will never have trouble with that joint.
 
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Thanks for info wal1809...sounds like great advice!!
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