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    Posted: 10/17/2017 at 4:26pm
Hello all! I;m new to pontoons and the forum as well. I've up on this forum for some time now and joined up. I just bought a 1984 Playcraft 24' Pontoon with a Johnson 100hp last month and have stripped down to bare bones ready for new decking.
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Good luck with the rebuild. Can you turn the pictures?

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I'm not sure how to get them to rotate on here. On my PC they are straight. I'll try again.
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I still can't figure out how to rotate these pics for this site. When I upload them they load sideways even though they are straight on my PC. HMMMM....
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Well, it's getting close to the time to get plywood for my deck. I was thinking about painting the bottom side of all sheets of wood to help seal them. ( edges as well ). What ya'll think? I cleaned all my rails with coil cleaner and I scuffed them with a red scuff pad and dawn soap. Came out like brushed satin aluminium, I think it looks good IMHO. Here's pick of the bow corner rails. Sorry about the pics always coming out sideways.
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Don't seal the plywood with anything it needs to breathe and be able to dry out. Welcome! Rails look great!
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Good to know! Thanks Curtis! Beside breaking out with buffer on the toons, is there a better way to clean those up. It don't have to shine like chrome, I was thinking more like the bottom of a cola can. ( semi gloss? )
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I left mine alone. The cleaner they sell here turns them a dull grey which would be fine with me if I ever get time....
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Yeah I might just clean mine real good and call it good.
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Any suggestions on how to lay out my console? I have a tach, volt meter and water pressure.
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Did you buy the small one or the large one? What i did I cut out paper gauges and moved them around until I saw what I liked.
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I got he smaller one. I was thinking along those same lines Barnmb. Unfortunately, this rebuild is going to take longer than I had anticipated LOL. Work seemed to have found a way to put the brakes on progress. In due time!!!
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Well, I just got my Deck kit in from PS and we are getting ready to make some head way on the boat. Went with the gray vinyl and PS's marine ply. This should start coming coming together!! Big smileBig smile
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Sounds awesome!  Good luck!

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Okay, over the weekend I picked up  1976 Evinrude 135 from my step father for freeBig smile. Motors fine, runs strong but the tilt & trim will power up. Then when I power down, the trim motor runs down about halfway then the 135 stops like it hit something. I see the lock lever is in the up position so it's not that it. I see there is a pin that could be used to set the min down travel but that's not stopping it either. Maybe there is debris in the rams or lines?? It's the 3 wire set up with pump hanging off the starboard side of the transom mount. I'll post pics as soon as i can. any ideas would be great. Thanks guys and gals!
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Maybe its stopping once it hits the low speed position?  Idk, I have service manual for some newer outboards but never worked on them. 

Is the pump literally shutting off?  Or is the motor still trying to drive it down and its just not going?


PS those rails look great!   You have any closer up shots of those?  I have to do my rails soon, also what coil cleaner did you use.   


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I just tried to upload some pics and I get a server error? What gives? oh well I try on my computer and home.



Gerald143, I'll have to see what brand coil cleaner I used. I just rinsed them off after I used the cleaner and came back with a red scotch bright and dawn soap with water. Came out really well.

I will have to see about pictures. I've had *inappropriate language not permitted* trying to post pics from day 1 lol.
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Ok, Got the marine ply from PS down, on to the vinyl. looking better, more like boat!
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Got the vinyl glued down. Today I will get her trimmed out and install all my trim. Now we get build!!Big smileBig smileBig smile

I really wish I could get these pics rotated for ya'll but I can't figure it out for some reason. Pics taken with I phone 7.


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Nice start!
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Thanks curtiscapk! I'll post more pics tomorrow!
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I open the pics in windows photo viewer or another editor app.   Rotate them around and around until back to the original position and when it re-saves them when I close the viewer then post on here it tends to work. Keep in mind file size has to be under around 980k or less for it it post on here. They have a 1mb limit.


Ahhhh I see you said using iPhone. Ya just edit them in photos. Rotate around fully once then save edits.   It’s a weird quirk with message boards and Apple a lot.

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Here, we are getting an idea of how she will look with rails on her.


This is after me and a buddy (who did most of the popping and got nailed by a red wasp and his rivet gun) got done popping 600+ rivets. Sore arms!!!!


And here we have the rear portion of my rails actually installed with the risers in place. Really looking like boat now!!   Big smile

And a side view! Waiting on door hinges so I can set my doors up before I button down my front rails.
Really glad Gerard143 told me about the pic edit. It works!  Now all the nickel and dime small stuff needs my attention hehehe! Console is next.



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Gerard143, The cleaner I used on the aluminium is  diversitech pro‑brown.

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Nice thanks.
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looks fantastic!
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Thanks! Well I figured out why my Rudy 135 wont tilt down. My trim ram is either hitting something internally or is not letting fluid out so it can come down. Just my head gaskets in for it too!!! Now for the water pump......Big smile
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Well.... The Rudy 135 turns out to be a no go. That hurts.Ouch On a good note, got buddy with about an '86 Johnson 100-115 hp. We shall see!! Ya'll have a great day guys and gals!
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I have alot of things done on this boat so far. I will update with pictures soon. Got the helm in place, steering and controls in place. The 135 Rudy is getting a second chance... We shall see on that. Just received my PWR-ARM bimini top in today, assembly tonightBig smile. All my rails are in place along with doors and new white fencing.
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Can't wait to see the pictures!
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