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Ooooh.  I really like the looks of that vinyl!  I"m thinking I might use it to cover the aluminum decking when I re-do the top deck next winter. (Ponder, ponder)
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(I really think PS should carry this stuff...I really would have bought it from them if they did.....)

Here is a close-up.  Scott--I think Brian used the same vinyl on the top deck of his pontoon, it"s in his rebuild. 


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Now that is what I call "getting it done". You"ve done a great job in a short time jenn. I wish now I had looked more in the vinyl flooring verses the carpet as I would have gone with it myself. It looks almost like carpet. Mothing better then to see it all come together huh? Great job!!
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Of course now I do like laying down on my 28oz carpet, but for cleaning, that vinyl will be hard to beat. PontoonStuff got burned pretty good on the vinyl flooring last year but maybe by Sept get together during our forum meeting, maybe we see what"s in the plans for next year.
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I agree I would have bought mine from PS too. Bass Pro and Overtons carries it but not in all colors such as your basic WHITE. I had to order mine straight from Mari-Deck but it was a little cheaper that way, especially the glue. I will say thus far I am pleased with mine and it does a good job of shedding water and is slip resistant. It sort of reminds me of the old stuff they used on car roofs back in the 70"s & early 80"s (I think). The only problem I had was the glue not going as far as they recommended probably because the fiberglass Coosa board I used was more porus than applying over standard gel coat fiberglass. Yours looks great Jenn and if I had known about the product before hand I would have used it inside my cabin instead of the household vinyl. Time for the rails and making it look like a boat again! Won"t be long and you will be ready for the water!
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  The vinyl is really nice, but it too has some drawbacks. Ours is a light beige color vinyl we purchased as a option on our boat. The biggest issue is believe it or not is cleaning it. Sand is real difficult to move and float off the deck and usually ends up under the furniture and attempts to pile up. Pressure washer is real risky to use also without drowning the stereo speakers with the over spay from it. The red clay mud found around a lot of water areas tends to leave a difficult stain to remove once it sets. We buy Clorox clean up by the gallon for it"s the only thing we"ve found that will really work on the stains. Actually in reality if it was not so heavily textured these issues would not be such a problem. That"s where all the sand, dirt, stains accumulate and makes cleaning it a big problem. Not to rain on your parade here just giving you a heads up.
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Thanks for the insight Bamby...maybe I"ll keep a little telescoping brush on the boat so I can add that to the clean up.  I hate sand, and the thought of dirt hanging out in carpet fibers just gave me the willies.  Plus there are kids on the boat, and I didn"t want to be paranoid about stuff getting spilled into the carpet.  So for me, the vinyl is totally worth it. 

Brian--I agree, the glue did not go far enough.  Two gallons  barely covered the 20x8 foot deck, with absolutely none to spare.  I guess I"ll have to devise a plan B when it comes time to install the down on the sundeck portion. 

Thanks to everyone for their compliments. 
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Jenn I finished mine out with regular Weldwood contact cement like we use for Formica. It did fine but was alot darker in color than the factory glue. I had no choice but to use it since we ran out in the middle of the install. I beleive yours in not a contact cement type but you could go that route its just alot more trouble.
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Thanks Brian- I"ll check it out. 

Well, I couldn"t stop working on the pontoon.  I did not plan to paint the inside of the panels (they were cream) but I ran across a deal on Craigslist for Interlux polyurethane paint (a one part enamel).  Got it for about 75% off of retail.  Again, what I love about the paints I have chosen is that they need almost no prep.  The panels needed a  mere rough up with a 60 grit sponge.  And really theat"s all they got.  One coat with a foam roller was enough.  Pics do no justice, but the panels just look cleaner. 

You all were right, the next 40 hrs will demonstrate a lot of progress.  Now I have boat crud ( I mean panels) spread out all over the yard again.








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Jenn,

It looks awesome! Yeah, the floor and carpet definitely is easier to install, it"s the tear-down that is a disaster. Looking good!

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Well, I am trying to stay motivated to get the panels done, and on the boat this weekend.  Last weekend I painted the outside, now I am getting the vinyl cut, striping on, and onto the fencing.  I don"t have big strides to report....but I think the panels are going to look good. 

When I started, the aluminum was heavily oxidized.  I went through a lot of different processes from hand stripping (0000 steel wool with a polish) to sanding with a heavy cut poisher then hand finishing it, to putting on naval jelly then orbital sanding with 220 grit then hand finishing.  I think the last process was the fastest and made the aluminum look the cleanest. But then again, the aluminum was nearly white with oxidation to begin with.

Right now there are smudges, but I still have to get the sharkhide on.


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Looks brand new Jenn..great job!
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Over the last two weekends, I did some more work on the console, finished getting the vinyl coil with striping cut out, and then this weekend got the fence and console mounted. 

Cutting the vinyl coil out was quite time consuming.  It shouldn"t have been, but it was.  Applied the striping from PS.  The 150 foot roll was quite generous and I have a chunk of it left over.  I also had to order a second roll of the white vinyl coil/fence paneling.  I have about 30" of it left over, if anyone needs a smaller amount and doesn"t want to buy a whole roll.  Just PM me. 

Mounting the fence back on the deck was a real chore.  It"s a toss up as to which one was more challenging- getting it off or on.  I also had 6 more corroded fasteners to droll and dremel out, hopefully that is the last of those buggers!  In retrospect, the fence to deck bolts were quite a frustrating experience for me.  But, it"s over now.  I also got the paneling riveted on.  I think the riveter may be my new favorite tool!  I use white aluminum rivets and they blend in very well.  Use of two-sided tape alone just would not have been a permanent hold for me. 

Here"s some pics:



I ended up having to replace one of the corner caps because I ran over it with the lawn mower.  Got one from PS and it was a perfect fit.  In the pic above, you can also see that the plastic fence risers were also used to raise the frnce from the deck and allow water to drain. 











It"s hard to see in the above pic, but I made the gauge panels.  I took a piece of walnut wood veneer, and stained it.  It had an adhesisve on the back.  Then it got sandwhiched in between two pieces of lexan and bolted on.  The color matches the switch panel pretty well.

Now I am waiting for the mechanic.  He is going to come and pic up the boat, and install the trim/tilt motor, replace the water pump/impeller, remove old steering wheel and re-install, and install the controls.  I never could get the lower unit off.  However, while he has it, I can work on the sun deck. 


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What about that switch panel? I know its not ezacdc but its very similar.
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Got the switch panel off Ebay, it came pre-wired with harness. As I recall, it was for a Godfrey pontoon.  Got the trim/tilt switch from Ebay as well.  
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 You"ve done a super job on the toon Jenn. It looks completely different then when I last saw it sitting in your yard. It really looks GOOD. I know you are proud of all the hard work. It won"t be long now until you are in the water enjoying it. JOB WELL DONE!!

 

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Very nice job. Won"t be long and you will be on the water!!!!
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I enjoyed seeing the progress and GREAT WORK!!!
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Thanks to Les, Brian, Earl, Craig and Krista for looking at the post and for your compliments!  
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Hey Capt!  Wondered what in the heck happened to you as you seemed to drop off the face of the planet!  I am really sorry to hear about your motor issues holding you up at the last possible minute.  I hope you went out and had some fun nevertheless.  And I hear you about the puter---really can"t live without it.  If I had no puter and no toon, I don"t know what I would do!  Glad to see you back on.  I just assumed that you ditched us for the pontoon!

I could show you a nice pic of all the furniture assembled in the yard and ready to be put on the boat!  Unfortunately the mechanic has had it a month (he promised one week, then that stretched into a month) so I am really held up.  Supposed to be going on vacation with the boat next week, and we will see if he has it back in time, and if it actually runs when he returns it.  I might be planning an alternate vacation!

Anyhoo--thanks for the compliments.  Hopefully we will see you on here a bit more now!
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Soooo.  boat came back yesterday at noon from the mechanic.  The first day of my vacation and the day I had planned to be out on the water.  One week stretched into five.  But I am past that now.  Called in reinforcements, and five of us really worked hard and knocked out a lot this weekend.  I had to prioritize the projects into (a) what I had hoped to get done before this trip out and (2) essential things to get done to get on the water ASAP.  I am just going to post some pics to jog my memory of what we all did.  It was pretty much a whirwind and I"m not sure where the weekend went! 

Here below: provided Jeff with the instructions for battery hookups, VSR relay hookup, BEP battery switch hookup, and he went to town.  Ended up getting the entire battery compartment completed.  There is also a dual bank charger installed.



Here below: Console came back from mechanic with the controls installed, and new NFB steering cable with old sterring wheel reinstalled on the new console.  I did install the tach wiring harness today. 



Here below is the boot where control cables go through the floor to the motor.



Hello furniture!  Unbelievably (because I plan to the extreme) the furnitire did not fit!  Wecame up with a plan B, and I like the new layout so much better than the old layout.



Below: A tight fit...Michael is securing the trolling motor and courtesy light wiring under the deck.



Below: Getting the seats in.



Below: Both sundeck boxes reinstalled onto the stern, and the sundeck hinged tothe bowes.  I must not know how to choose a gas spring.  The sundeck (top piece) ways about 50#.  I got a 50# gas spring, 20 inches extended, and all of us have to put full body weight on the spring to push it down.  And of course the deck would pop right back up.  Any ideas on this, I would love to hear them.



Bumpers for the front corners of the boat.  I imagine I"ll run into a lot of stuff.  lol.




Ok stay tuned for part 2.


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I need to change springs with you then , I"ve got 2 30lb and it"ll hold up the portipotty lid without the other piece (to hide interior when closed), but won"t hold it up if its attached (well it will, but much too heavy for the wife to lift). Man, you guys had a boatload of stuff to do didn"t ya, but love seeing progress.
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Looks like things are coming along well! Hope everything works out!
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Installation weekend continued:

Boxes and sundeck.  Fortunately I had completed the boxes and sundeck while the boat was away at the mechanic, so they just had to be bolted and secured on.



Shiny:  Vents for the boxes.  Learned that you can rivet these things on.



Each box also has a vent in the back:



Below is the battery compartment.  There is a bott for wires to exit/enter from the motor, and teh other is the charger inlet.



Furniture:



Sundeck:  Sill needs a latch to secure it down.




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Part 3 of installation weekend:

OK, I have some work left to do on this console tomorrow.  LOL.



This is one of my favorite additions to the boat..This marine cube cooler.  There are mounting brackets that keep it secured in place, and the lid has cup holders and a storage tray built in.  So it doubles as a table.  Eventually I will add a a drain to it, with a valve, and add a hose to drain it outside of the boat.



Lounge seat:



The bow area:



Trolling motor installed.  We rotated it 180 degrees to see if the prop worked after we wired it up.  Trolling motor works---yay!  Oh and it clears the front gate by 1/2 inch when stowed.





Tomorrow I have some odds and ends to do.  The big thing is getting power to the console, as something is WRONG in that department.  I have a little bit of playing around to do with that.  Hoping to leave either tomorrow night or early Tues morning. 

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Looks good. As for no power to the console, what exactly does that imply   Do the lights work? Dash Lights? Ignition wire (usually purple) will be jumpered around to any guages that have and I indicator to it. Can you show us a several close up pics of your harness, back of the guage/switch panels? Maybe we could see something you missed.
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Looking great...Almost there...Hopefully you can have her in the water by the 4th!
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Well I know simply that there is no power to it at the moment, all gauge and switches aside, because hot wire to fuse panel to stereo to the negative bus to the negative battery produces nothing.  I believe it is somehow in how I wired the fuse panel as it didnt come with instructions, and the positive and negative are on the same unit.  First thing I need to do is sperate it out and get the negatives onto a seperate buss bar.  Wonder where I can get one of those without having to order it?  Tomorrow when I have a clear head I will play around with it. 

As for a fast turnaround earl---don"t think this qualifies as I started the teardown last fall!  But I really couldn"t have done it this weekend without the help of friends. 

Thanks for the compliment Krista and Brian!


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Go to your local auto parts store, they"ll have one (make it positive or negative). On the fuse panel, you should have one end (or one side depending on how its made) but usually one end that"s the positive side and one end that"s negative. Just run leads from battery to them and run with it (I know it sounds simple and probably isn"t). Can you show me a pic of the front and back of the fuse panel?
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