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    Posted: 07/20/2018 at 1:32pm
I have been "Tooning" for 15 years, my last one was an Odyssey I/O that I sold last Friday, I am beginning a new build project on one now. First off I'm fairly handy, I've built a couple very nice street rods in the past, and also converted a few living quarters in horse trailers and toterhomes.
 
I'm going to build a 22' Tri-Toon with painted graphics(think poker run), and a 200-250hp four stroke. Possibly a new motor unless a good deal on a used one shows up in the next few months.
 
I picked up this set of sets last Sunday, they are from a Harris Sunliner new never installed. I really like the open rear floor plans and I don't intend on having any rear fencing on the finished boat.
 
Thanks in advance for any help along the way....and I apologize in advance for any dumb questions.....
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First Question, I only have a couple of options locally for the cross members, I can get 2" square tubing in 1/8" thickness or I can get 3" I-beam in 3/16ths. I have a couple buddies that owe me some favors that can weld aluminum and I'm thinking I will brace the rear 6'-10' laterally between the cross members.
 
should I go with the square or I-beam?
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I believe I would go with the I beam. Water can sit in the square tubing. Are you planning on a wood or aluminum deck? Sounds like an interesting build, and remember to post some pictures as you progress.Thumbs Up
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Floor will be wood. No local options on it so I'm having it shipped.
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Few more parts/pieces......


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One last big ticket item......
 
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nice seats!!  what did you score those for?  Curious about the logs too... package deal on the logs?

Don't forget you can always order the alum online. 

Box tubing is incredible strong.   No worries about water pooling up inside.  It'll run right out the edges if it ever built up enough and its open air anyways.   The alum will hold up fine.   But box is kind of overkill. On my restore I added a piece of box back by the transom for some extra strength.  My pontoon was originally Z channel.   






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The seats were $4,000 brand new never installed, the toons were also $4,000. The outside toons were only $1,600 and I was determined to get a full length center transom toon, so it was new no issues. The outside toons are blems, they both have some scratches that possibly may polish out.

I went with the square tubing, it was about $10 per piece higher. I think it's going to be stronger so that's why I choose it.

I have already installed a couple of crossmembers and squared everything up. I going to weld a few lateral braces in the first 4' from the engine end just for piece of mind.......
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I built a tritoon back in 2011/2012  I have the full build on here  search my name i'm sure it will pop up  may be something there to help you out.   NH Tooner

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Originally posted by NH Tooner NH Tooner wrote:

I built a tritoon back in 2011/2012  I have the full build on here  search my name i'm sure it will pop up  may be something there to help you out.   NH Tooner
 
 
That was a good thread to read through, we seem to be on the same approach. hopefully get my floor on in the next week or two. I stopped posting on here as it seems to be very dead.
 
I assume you sold yours, did you build another?
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Still have it. Looking for a 300 verado.
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