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    Posted: 03/03/2012 at 8:42pm
We picked up the toon for $650 with engine. Me and my friend Jason are taking on the project. This is our first time working on a pontoon. We plan on hanging out on this a lot this summer and using it as our marinas party boat. We picked up the toon at the end of October. Previous owner did a poor job on his attempt to fix up the toon. We did get it in the water before tearing it down (this was dumb but we did it anyway). Engine (1971 Johnson 50hp) fired right up so we threw her in. We found out the steering cable was broke. So Jason had to steer from engine hood. Then engine overheated so we shut her down for 10-15 minutes then drove 100 yds or so. 5 minute ride took an hour :-). The toon floated and we enjoyed it anyways. So now all 10 pounds of zebra mussels are removed from engine all seals and gaskets are replaced so she will purr. The deck is removed and in good condition. The wife and I got a lot of the growth of the toons already too.  We are lengthening the deck 4 feet, installing new carpet and furniture. Already have the new console from pontoon stuff. One thing we do want to add is an aluminum transom. I am having a hard time finding an affordable one as this is a small budget project. We will post more pics as we get more done.
 
 
 
 
 
 


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Welcome! You got a great deal on the toon. What's your plan for lengthening the deck? If the current transom is solid except for the wood, I would just replace the wood with new Marine plywood. There are a couple of places you can get a new transom, but they range from $350-$700 from the ones I've seen. What part of the country are you located? There's one here in Missouri for $350.

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   Looks like a great deal , welcome to the site ! I see from you tags your also in michigan , where about ?
 
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We are in NewBaltimore Mi. Very anxious to get the toon together. To lengthen we are using the battery and gas tank tray and making brackets out of them to mount two new stringers in the back and one in the front. This is utilize the full length of the toons and add stability if we upgrade engine in the future. Definately not looking for a brand new transom.

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Toons cleaned up. This was a lot of work.


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Great buy and great party project!
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My buddy Jason did a GREAT job on the engine. Replaced all the seals and cleaned out about 5 pounds of zebra mussels! We fired her up and ran like brand new. Now that the engine is done we get to the fun stuff. Got to get the brackets to lengthen the deck welded to the toons asap so I can reinstall the deck and order my carpet. We have had a heat wave and I have taken the jet ski out already. First time ever in March. Hope to get deck done by next weekend just depends on the welder.
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Looks like an awesome project. Great buy.
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Originally posted by nursebrook nursebrook wrote:

Toons cleaned up. This was a lot of work.
What did you use? I tried so many things from aluminum rim cleaner to harsh chemical cleaners and, strangely enough, the thing that worked best was a Mr. Clean eraser sponge... although it didn't work completely. Share your secret ingredient, please? Big smile
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I used muriatic acid with a face mask and heavy duty gloves. I wet the toon sprayed acid let it sit for a minute then scrubbed with a scotch pad. It was nasty and hard but they come clean after a couple times. I did get some ac coil cleaner but it didn't do anything at all. I still have some spots to clean then we wil shine them up with nuvite.

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When I did mine a few years ago (2008) I sprayed it probably 8 times, last 2 times full strength and that did the trick. Mixed to instructions did minimum impact on the heavy stuff (it was really bad)
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When using A/C coil cleaner, you must use the pink kind as it is an acid based cleaner. The green and blue cleaners are alkiline based and will not do the job on aluminum like the pink stuff.
 
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I've always had really good luck with the toon-brite cleaner. Spray it on and waited a couple minutes then power washed off.
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