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Topic: NH Tooner's Tri-toon Rebuild DONE
Posted By: NH Tooner
Subject: NH Tooner's Tri-toon Rebuild DONE
Date Posted: 12/29/2011 at 2:59pm
Well i just got back from the 2000 mile round trip to Indiana. i picked up my 3 logs, cross members and CCA plywood for my tritoon ground up build along with my new trailer.  i will post pics as work progresses. This will be a 28 footer 25" diameter logs. powered by somewhere in the 200hp range. I am hoping to get this into my garage in the next day or so to start the build. Thanks to Ty for steering me in the right direction.Thumbs Up
 
 
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Dave


2012 Blood, Sweat,and Tears (Home Built)
28 foot tritoon
225 Mercury



Replies:
Posted By: p3cflyr
Date Posted: 12/29/2011 at 3:54pm
Lookin forward to your rebuild.  Good luck with it.  Thumbs Up  Thumbs Up

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Mike

"Atta Boy" Award June 2011
1987 Lowes Fish and Fun 20ft
1999 Merc 50hp 4 strk big foot
Kirksville, Mo
P3C Orion Pilot
ASW Warfare Specialist


Posted By: MRT24
Date Posted: 12/29/2011 at 7:57pm
LUCKY!!! I wish I had three brand new logs to start with, my old logs are all beat up. I'm also looking forward to seeing this thing progress. What kind of layout are you planning? ( party cruiser or fishing ) or both like me do your logs have strakes? What kind of motor are you planning? When I beef my boat up I'm looking into a 150-225 hp mercury verado. Good luck with you build

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Ryan, Martha, Ana and Nathan
SOLD1992 24' Monark SunSpa 240
1996 (rebuilt) Johnson 112hp
NEW PROJECT
2014 custom southbay chassis rebuild


Posted By: NH Tooner
Date Posted: 12/30/2011 at 6:56am
Originally posted by Mrtoler Mrtoler wrote:

LUCKY!!! I wish I had three brand new logs to start with, my old logs are all beat up. I'm also looking forward to seeing this thing progress. What kind of layout are you planning? ( party cruiser or fishing ) or both like me do your logs have strakes? What kind of motor are you planning? When I beef my boat up I'm looking into a 150-225 hp mercury verado. Good luck with you build
I'm planning to do some striper fishing, and some plain old buzzing around the lakes. The best of both worlds i guess.  the outside logs have strakes on the inside and the inner log has 2 strakes. Center log also has a built in 52 gallon tank. As far as power goes, I'll have to wait and see what comes up. 200- 300 hp range. 2 stroke or 4 stroke, It doesn't matter to me. I'll get some more pics of transom, strakes and tank today. I sure wish I lived in a warmer climate so I can get going on this thing. It might not fit in my garage.Cry

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Dave


2012 Blood, Sweat,and Tears (Home Built)
28 foot tritoon
225 Mercury


Posted By: Liquid Asset
Date Posted: 12/30/2011 at 8:51am
   Wow it sounds like you are more than on your way to a sweet boat !!! Please take tons of pics becasue boating season seems so far awayCry  That is one heck of a nice trailer you have there, heavy duty for sure !!! I hope it fits in your garage , becasue what pefect timing. Build all winter and then ready to play in the summer Smile
 
          Good luck ,shaun


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1983 Riviera Cruiser 20ft custom tri toon
1991 Yamaha 90HP (rebuilt 2012)
Excellent Member Of The Month Sept 2010
"Atta Boy" Award Jan 2012


Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 12/30/2011 at 10:33am
I was wondering if you had someplace warm to put it in so you could work on it all winter - that'd be sweet to keep us entertained all winter. So rent a place Big smile


Posted By: NH Tooner
Date Posted: 12/30/2011 at 1:06pm
trying to get my pics the right size. This is one of the built in gas tank.
 


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Dave


2012 Blood, Sweat,and Tears (Home Built)
28 foot tritoon
225 Mercury


Posted By: NH Tooner
Date Posted: 12/30/2011 at 2:31pm

I told the wife if she let me build this toon that i would install a nice toilet. She didn't see the humor in itOuch

 
 
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Dave


2012 Blood, Sweat,and Tears (Home Built)
28 foot tritoon
225 Mercury


Posted By: VaGent
Date Posted: 12/30/2011 at 2:42pm
Nothing liker having the "comforts of home" is there?? LOL  Welcome aboard & don't forget we LOVE PICTURES. The more the better. 

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Les
"Atta Boy Award July 2010"
"Excellent Member Of The Month Club 07/09"
1984 24ft JC
2011 E-TEC 90 hp
1993 Voyager 24ft Pontoon
2006 E-TEC 90 hp


Posted By: p3cflyr
Date Posted: 12/30/2011 at 3:31pm
I'm curious about the gas tank.  You said "one of".  Are you going to have two or more?  Was the log made for a gas tank or was that work you did or have done?   Approve

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Mike

"Atta Boy" Award June 2011
1987 Lowes Fish and Fun 20ft
1999 Merc 50hp 4 strk big foot
Kirksville, Mo
P3C Orion Pilot
ASW Warfare Specialist


Posted By: NH Tooner
Date Posted: 12/30/2011 at 4:17pm
Originally posted by adakops adakops wrote:

I'm curious about the gas tank.  You said "one of".  Are you going to have two or more?  Was the log made for a gas tank or was that work you did or have done?   Approve
 
Only one tank.  the toon came that way with the tank installed.


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Dave


2012 Blood, Sweat,and Tears (Home Built)
28 foot tritoon
225 Mercury


Posted By: NH Tooner
Date Posted: 12/30/2011 at 5:40pm
More pics of the strakes and transom
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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Dave


2012 Blood, Sweat,and Tears (Home Built)
28 foot tritoon
225 Mercury


Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 12/30/2011 at 5:52pm
Very nice!!Thumbs Up And the porti-potty looks fine to me..LOL


Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 12/30/2011 at 7:18pm
I can hear her now - "I ain't cleaning that buddy - you got another thing coming" LOL


Posted By: MRT24
Date Posted: 12/30/2011 at 11:23pm
Those are some good looking logs, I would love to have a set of those myself. I'm very curious of what this thing will do when it's finished and has 200+ hp. What are you planning on using for you fence rails?

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Ryan, Martha, Ana and Nathan
SOLD1992 24' Monark SunSpa 240
1996 (rebuilt) Johnson 112hp
NEW PROJECT
2014 custom southbay chassis rebuild


Posted By: Liquid Asset
Date Posted: 12/30/2011 at 11:46pm
Originally posted by Wildcat Dude Wildcat Dude wrote:

I can hear her now - "I ain't cleaning that buddy - you got another thing coming" LOL
 
     That's the beauty in that set up. It's just a homer bucket when it get used $2 bucks and you have a new one , no cleaning !!! I like the new log pic's they look real good . I recognize those strakes some what. What make are they ? Thanks for the pic's !!!
 
              , shaun


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1983 Riviera Cruiser 20ft custom tri toon
1991 Yamaha 90HP (rebuilt 2012)
Excellent Member Of The Month Sept 2010
"Atta Boy" Award Jan 2012


Posted By: new2boating
Date Posted: 12/31/2011 at 1:11am
Originally posted by Wildcat Dude Wildcat Dude wrote:

I was wondering if you had someplace warm to put it in so you could work on it all winter - that'd be sweet to keep us entertained all winter. So rent a place Big smile


I'm with Charles You might could set up a "rent me a building where I can build my toon" fund and have enough people on here chip in to fund it ...just for winter entertainment. In any case, very nice looking setup and can't wait to see the build.

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Robert - AL
1986 Harris Flotebote 24ft
2.5L Chevy


Posted By: NH Tooner
Date Posted: 12/31/2011 at 7:37am
Originally posted by Mrtoler Mrtoler wrote:

Those are some good looking logs, I would love to have a set of those myself. I'm very curious of what this thing will do when it's finished and has 200+ hp. What are you planning on using for you fence rails?
 
Thats my next research project. I'm looking at 3 or 4 sources for railing. I want the large radius front rails. I need to think about the floor plan also. I'm going to go with some kind of rear access.


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Dave


2012 Blood, Sweat,and Tears (Home Built)
28 foot tritoon
225 Mercury


Posted By: NH Tooner
Date Posted: 12/31/2011 at 7:46am
Originally posted by new2boating new2boating wrote:

Originally posted by Wildcat Dude Wildcat Dude wrote:

I was wondering if you had someplace warm to put it in so you could work on it all winter - that'd be sweet to keep us entertained all winter. So rent a place Big smile


I'm with Charles You might could set up a "rent me a building where I can build my toon" fund and have enough people on here chip in to fund it ...just for winter entertainment. In any case, very nice looking setup and can't wait to see the build.
 
I have a nine foot wide door on my garage so I can squeeze it in there.  My trailer is 35' long but garage is 32' deep. I might frame a 10' temporary extention to the front of it. That will give me about 4' all around to work on it.I have some shrink wrap that I can cover the frame work with and some 3.25" ridged roof insulation i can use for walls. that has an R of 30. I'm going to work on that today. I need to do something because its gonna be a long winter not being able to work on it. I could rent a place but that just takes away money I can use on the boat. 


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Dave


2012 Blood, Sweat,and Tears (Home Built)
28 foot tritoon
225 Mercury


Posted By: NH Tooner
Date Posted: 12/31/2011 at 12:15pm
Talk about stuffing 10 pounds of stuff into a 5 pound bag!!!  I got it squeezed into my garage. Now to build a doghouse around the end of it.
 
 


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Dave


2012 Blood, Sweat,and Tears (Home Built)
28 foot tritoon
225 Mercury


Posted By: MRT24
Date Posted: 12/31/2011 at 1:41pm
That's gonna be great to have a warm place to work, ditto on the vette!

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Ryan, Martha, Ana and Nathan
SOLD1992 24' Monark SunSpa 240
1996 (rebuilt) Johnson 112hp
NEW PROJECT
2014 custom southbay chassis rebuild


Posted By: Liquid Asset
Date Posted: 12/31/2011 at 2:48pm
   Looks good in there ! Is it going to clear the door once you get the fence on ? I think if I was going to assemble one I would build it on a set of dollies like they do at the factory. Then in the spring just roll it out and jack it up onto the trailer ! I don't know if you can do this but it would give you a little head room while working on the deck.  Love the pic's keep em comming !!!
 
              , shaun


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1983 Riviera Cruiser 20ft custom tri toon
1991 Yamaha 90HP (rebuilt 2012)
Excellent Member Of The Month Sept 2010
"Atta Boy" Award Jan 2012


Posted By: NH Tooner
Date Posted: 01/01/2012 at 8:28am
[QUOTE=Liquid Asset]   Looks good in there ! Is it going to clear the door once you get the fence on ? I think if I was going to assemble one I would build it on a set of dollies like they do at the factory. Then in the spring just roll it out and jack it up onto the trailer ! I don't know if you can do this but it would give you a little head room while working on the deck.  Love the pic's keep em comming !!!
 
              , shaun
 
The boat is just so big that it would be really tough to pick it up and put it on dollies. Although that would be awesome to get it that low. There is enough head room to work on the deck but the fence wont clear the door. My main concern is getting the deck done and the vinyl or carpet down in a warm place. The fence and furniture is quick and can be done at the last minute once I pull it out of the garage. Another thought I had was to pull the tires off the trailer. That would give me a few more inches clearence and might make it out the door with the fence installed. Will have to take some measurments on that one.
 
 


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Dave


2012 Blood, Sweat,and Tears (Home Built)
28 foot tritoon
225 Mercury


Posted By: NH Tooner
Date Posted: 01/01/2012 at 8:32am
Got the dog house built on the outside of my garage. Now I can put the heat on. Still have to insulate the roof (ran out) and shrink wrap it.

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Dave


2012 Blood, Sweat,and Tears (Home Built)
28 foot tritoon
225 Mercury


Posted By: NH Tooner
Date Posted: 01/01/2012 at 8:52am
Originally posted by Liquid Asset Liquid Asset wrote:

   Wow it sounds like you are more than on your way to a sweet boat !!! Please take tons of pics becasue boating season seems so far awayCry  That is one heck of a nice trailer you have there, heavy duty for sure !!! I hope it fits in your garage , becasue what pefect timing. Build all winter and then ready to play in the summer Smile
 
          Good luck ,shaun
 
I picked up that trailer from Pontoon Stuff. Super heavy duty for sure. I am very pleased with it. I bought a brand new scissor trailer this year from a different manufacturer and  the tongue folded up the first time I put my boat on it. Got my money back and bought a different scissor trailer. No problems with that one but cant use it on a tritoon.
 
 
 
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Dave


2012 Blood, Sweat,and Tears (Home Built)
28 foot tritoon
225 Mercury


Posted By: WoodenPontoon
Date Posted: 01/02/2012 at 8:59pm
Kool bunch of pictures so far.  Looks like you have a good handle on your new project.  Keep the pictures coming, we really do enjoy them.
 
I had to put a tent up in my driveway to store my boat.  My garage would have never worked!  Now that the tent is up, I can't possibly use my side of the garage for my truck.
 
You will need special "Coast Guard" approved fuel lines for your under deck gas tank, which BTW is very expensive.  I have some left over from my build.  I think you are just over a two hour ride from me.


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Dan Williams
Preston CT
2009 22 1/2' Hand-Crafted
Tri-Hull Wooden Pontoon
"All Spruced Up";
2-Cycle 90HP Evinrude
"Atta Boy" Award June 2012


Posted By: NH Tooner
Date Posted: 01/03/2012 at 5:13pm
I haven't thought about the fuel lines yet but that's a good point. What do you have left over? If I can use it I will gladly buy it from you. BTW I followed your wood boat build. Simply amazing.

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Dave


2012 Blood, Sweat,and Tears (Home Built)
28 foot tritoon
225 Mercury


Posted By: NH Tooner
Date Posted: 01/05/2012 at 2:20pm
Well I suffered my first setback. I started to lay out my crossmembers and found out that they wont fit. Censored The outside brackets are ok. The inside brackets are only 2" wide. So off to plan B.
 
 


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Dave


2012 Blood, Sweat,and Tears (Home Built)
28 foot tritoon
225 Mercury


Posted By: NH Tooner
Date Posted: 01/05/2012 at 2:23pm
Picked up some 2 x 2 extruded aluminium today and cut up my new crossmembers. Super strong stuff.
Thumbs Up
 
 


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Dave


2012 Blood, Sweat,and Tears (Home Built)
28 foot tritoon
225 Mercury


Posted By: fredeboy
Date Posted: 01/05/2012 at 2:39pm
That is the same toilet set up I found. We put a heavy duty trash bag inside and pour in some kitty litter. At end of trip just tie bag and drop in a dumpster. Works really well and much less of a hassel than a port a potty!
Look forward to seeing your toon finished.Thumbs Up


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1998 Grumman Tritoon
50 hp Johnson
Burleson Tx


Posted By: SunBlocker
Date Posted: 01/05/2012 at 2:47pm
Looks like you are using a chop-saw with an abrasive wheel.  While that will work.... it really leaves a nasty edge.  Most hardware stores carry the non-ferrous metal blade for miter and chop saws at a relatively low cost.  They work really, really well.

Just FYI.


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1992 SunTracker Party Cruiser 41ft
18' Cobalt, 13' ElDebo E-Pontoon
-- Okauchee Lake, WI --
http://www.pontoonboatforum.com/sunblocker-1992-party-cruiser_topic3192.html" rel="nofollow - The `Blocker Build


Posted By: NH Tooner
Date Posted: 01/05/2012 at 5:00pm
The edges of the crossmembers cleaned up very nice with a deburring tool. Actually even better that sanding them. thanks for the info. i have most of them installed. will add more pics tomorrow

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Dave


2012 Blood, Sweat,and Tears (Home Built)
28 foot tritoon
225 Mercury


Posted By: NH Tooner
Date Posted: 01/05/2012 at 6:02pm
I got the 2 outside toons squared up and 3/4's of the crossmembers installed. Once that is done I will square up the center toon and mount that. Lots and lots of holes to drill but I have 3 drills so I dont have to keep changing bits.
 
 
 
 


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Dave


2012 Blood, Sweat,and Tears (Home Built)
28 foot tritoon
225 Mercury


Posted By: MRT24
Date Posted: 01/05/2012 at 9:41pm
Making progress, I'm really looking forward to seeing this boat done!

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Ryan, Martha, Ana and Nathan
SOLD1992 24' Monark SunSpa 240
1996 (rebuilt) Johnson 112hp
NEW PROJECT
2014 custom southbay chassis rebuild


Posted By: Liquid Asset
Date Posted: 01/06/2012 at 7:49am
   Looks real good and I'm glad to hear you have 3 drills. I know I used a couple when I built mine but when I did my new trim around the fence pannels I only had one. What a pain switching between 3 different bits all the time ! Are your cross members just a square tube ? They look nice and beefy !!! Keep up the good work !
 
            , shaun


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1983 Riviera Cruiser 20ft custom tri toon
1991 Yamaha 90HP (rebuilt 2012)
Excellent Member Of The Month Sept 2010
"Atta Boy" Award Jan 2012


Posted By: NH Tooner
Date Posted: 01/06/2012 at 8:30am
Originally posted by Liquid Asset Liquid Asset wrote:

   Looks real good and I'm glad to hear you have 3 drills. I know I used a couple when I built mine but when I did my new trim around the fence pannels I only had one. What a pain switching between 3 different bits all the time ! Are your cross members just a square tube ? They look nice and beefy !!! Keep up the good work !
 

            , shaun


Yes crossmembers are 2x2x.125 6061 t6 aluminium .

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Dave


2012 Blood, Sweat,and Tears (Home Built)
28 foot tritoon
225 Mercury


Posted By: NH Tooner
Date Posted: 01/06/2012 at 8:52pm
I need help identifying fuel fittings. gas tank has lots of fittings , some are for emissions which i dont need.  I need to know which is the feed to the motor and which is the vent. others will be blocked off.  2 photos. one of each end of the tank.
 
 
 
 


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Dave


2012 Blood, Sweat,and Tears (Home Built)
28 foot tritoon
225 Mercury


Posted By: NH Tooner
Date Posted: 01/06/2012 at 8:57pm
Ok crossmembers are all fastened. Holy stuff , tons of holes to drill. Glad thats done. Over $200 just in nuts and bolts.
 
 
 
 


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Dave


2012 Blood, Sweat,and Tears (Home Built)
28 foot tritoon
225 Mercury


Posted By: NH Tooner
Date Posted: 01/06/2012 at 9:05pm
Dont throw your air hose over the boat when you have lights overhead!!!!
CensoredCensoredCensored
 
 
 
 
 


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Dave


2012 Blood, Sweat,and Tears (Home Built)
28 foot tritoon
225 Mercury


Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 01/06/2012 at 9:35pm
Originally posted by NH Tooner NH Tooner wrote:

Dont throw your air hose over the boat when you have lights overhead!!!!
 
Ooops Confused


Posted By: WoodenPontoon
Date Posted: 01/06/2012 at 10:05pm
The fitting in the top picture with the orange plug goes to the engine
the one with the foil in in should be the fill port (looks like you need the fitting however)
I believe that the one in the bottom picture is for the vent
 
I have no idea what the dual pronged metal fitting is (maybe for emmissions?)
 
I have almost 9 feet of 1 1/2" fill hose and 6 feet of 5/8" vent hose available
 
Fabulous progress!!!  It's really starting to come together!  Looks really good!


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Dan Williams
Preston CT
2009 22 1/2' Hand-Crafted
Tri-Hull Wooden Pontoon
"All Spruced Up";
2-Cycle 90HP Evinrude
"Atta Boy" Award June 2012


Posted By: p3cflyr
Date Posted: 01/06/2012 at 10:05pm
Awww Shucks!! Cry  But your works is looking good!!  Thumbs Up

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Mike

"Atta Boy" Award June 2011
1987 Lowes Fish and Fun 20ft
1999 Merc 50hp 4 strk big foot
Kirksville, Mo
P3C Orion Pilot
ASW Warfare Specialist


Posted By: WoodenPontoon
Date Posted: 01/06/2012 at 10:15pm
Originally posted by NH Tooner NH Tooner wrote:

Yes crossmembers are 2x2x.125 6061 t6 aluminium .
 
Do you have any of the 2x2x.125 tubing left over?  I'm looking to make some vertical loading bunks for my trailer.  I would need 4 (or 6) 2' long pieces.
 
 


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Dan Williams
Preston CT
2009 22 1/2' Hand-Crafted
Tri-Hull Wooden Pontoon
"All Spruced Up";
2-Cycle 90HP Evinrude
"Atta Boy" Award June 2012


Posted By: NH Tooner
Date Posted: 01/07/2012 at 7:19am
I have nine 88" and one 100" 2x2x 1/8 left over. Also have sixteen  8'   "hat" style crossmembers. All brand new material.

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Dave


2012 Blood, Sweat,and Tears (Home Built)
28 foot tritoon
225 Mercury


Posted By: kartracer28
Date Posted: 01/07/2012 at 8:38am
When I redone a 24 fter I use about $600.00 in S/S fasteners.

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Excellent Member of the Month Club 9/09
Houma LA "Home Of The 2010 Cajun Toon Gathering"
1994 Monitou 24Ft WHAT'S NEXT
Yam 115 4 Stroke


Posted By: NH Tooner
Date Posted: 01/07/2012 at 8:43am
LOL. im not done yet I guess

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Dave


2012 Blood, Sweat,and Tears (Home Built)
28 foot tritoon
225 Mercury


Posted By: NH Tooner
Date Posted: 01/07/2012 at 10:30am
I finally got my garage extention shrink wrapped this morning. Also got my deck screws from Pontoon Stuff so I can start laying the decking.
 
 
 
 


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Dave


2012 Blood, Sweat,and Tears (Home Built)
28 foot tritoon
225 Mercury


Posted By: NH Tooner
Date Posted: 01/07/2012 at 10:37am
Do you install the deck joint tape on all crossmembers or just where the plywood joints meet?Wacko

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Dave


2012 Blood, Sweat,and Tears (Home Built)
28 foot tritoon
225 Mercury


Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 01/07/2012 at 11:18am

Apply the tape to all the crossmembers..



Posted By: NH Tooner
Date Posted: 01/07/2012 at 3:07pm
I picked up some deck joint  tape from PS but decided to do all the crossmembers. I have some self adhesive rubber flashing that I use for roofing and used that on the rest of the crossmembers. I also added a 2" x 1/4" x 72" aluminium  "tie bar" to the front 6 crossmembers to join them together in the winch area. I figured that would stiffen it up quite a bit.
 


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Dave


2012 Blood, Sweat,and Tears (Home Built)
28 foot tritoon
225 Mercury


Posted By: p3cflyr
Date Posted: 01/07/2012 at 3:33pm
You bet.  Spread load across several cross members.  Thumbs Up

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Mike

"Atta Boy" Award June 2011
1987 Lowes Fish and Fun 20ft
1999 Merc 50hp 4 strk big foot
Kirksville, Mo
P3C Orion Pilot
ASW Warfare Specialist


Posted By: VaGent
Date Posted: 01/07/2012 at 4:47pm
OK Charles. I think he deserves an "Atta boy" award don't you? LOL  I don't know how many times I've done that myself. And all because someone "moved" those lights when I wasn't looking. Clap Clap Clap  Lucky for me I did my rebuild "outside" after I learned my lesson. Angry


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Les
"Atta Boy Award July 2010"
"Excellent Member Of The Month Club 07/09"
1984 24ft JC
2011 E-TEC 90 hp
1993 Voyager 24ft Pontoon
2006 E-TEC 90 hp


Posted By: VaGent
Date Posted: 01/07/2012 at 4:50pm
Looks like you are doing a great job there NH Tooner. I'd say you are going to wind up with a might nice vessel when you get it all done. Keep up the good work & keep those pictures coming. You'd be surprised how much the rest of us learn just by looking at the pictures of other people pontoons that give us great ideas on HOW to do things.
 
***remember folks, quotes with pics is NOT PERMITTED on the forum - Unless you modified a pic to show others what is being referenced***


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Les
"Atta Boy Award July 2010"
"Excellent Member Of The Month Club 07/09"
1984 24ft JC
2011 E-TEC 90 hp
1993 Voyager 24ft Pontoon
2006 E-TEC 90 hp


Posted By: Liquid Asset
Date Posted: 01/07/2012 at 4:55pm
  I like your garage extension !!! Just the right amount of pitch tooLOL  Good idea hooking those front member together. At the rate your moving you'll be water ready before spring gets here !!!
 
              , shaun


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1983 Riviera Cruiser 20ft custom tri toon
1991 Yamaha 90HP (rebuilt 2012)
Excellent Member Of The Month Sept 2010
"Atta Boy" Award Jan 2012


Posted By: NH Tooner
Date Posted: 01/08/2012 at 10:13am
Well I was about to screw the plywood down and decided that I didn't like the bolts sticking down from the crossmembers. Thumbs Down I could vision myself gouging my knuckles every time I cleaned that rail. So I lifted the plywood and reversed all the bolts. Just for piece of mind, and a much cleaner look.Thumbs Up.
 
 


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Dave


2012 Blood, Sweat,and Tears (Home Built)
28 foot tritoon
225 Mercury


Posted By: PS-Guy
Date Posted: 01/09/2012 at 10:58am
The big orange plug is the fuel fill, the 90 deg. fitting is the pick up going to the motor.  I'll have to check on the vent, I believe it's the "dual" fitting.

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Feel free to contact me for help on your project!

http://www.PontoonStuff.com" rel="nofollow - Pontoon Seats


Posted By: NH Tooner
Date Posted: 01/11/2012 at 9:31am

I've got most of the deck screwed down except for the gas tank area. I installed some self adhesive TPO to the bottom of the tank area and the tank braces to reduce chaffing. Also got my tank mounts made. The vertical brackets are Z shaped and  go down the side of the tank about 1 inch. Now I will pull it all apart and vac all the drill shavings out of there and install a bilge pump in there. I got all the fuel fittings figured out and will set that up properly with the emmision stuff.

 


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Dave


2012 Blood, Sweat,and Tears (Home Built)
28 foot tritoon
225 Mercury


Posted By: WoodenPontoon
Date Posted: 01/11/2012 at 6:35pm
Dave
 
You're still making great progress.  Looks really nice.


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Dan Williams
Preston CT
2009 22 1/2' Hand-Crafted
Tri-Hull Wooden Pontoon
"All Spruced Up";
2-Cycle 90HP Evinrude
"Atta Boy" Award June 2012


Posted By: CajunDiver
Date Posted: 01/12/2012 at 7:09pm
Looking goodThumbs Up

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Posted By: NH Tooner
Date Posted: 01/13/2012 at 3:01pm
OK time for an update. Finished plumbing the fuel tank.
 
 
 
All decking is down. Do i need to fill in the joints in the plywood? Joints are tight. Fill in screw heads? and sand down the deck? I'm using carpet.
 
 
Got all the miters in the rear rub rail cut and ready for the welder tomorrow.
 
 
 
 
I picked up a metal cutting blade for my 12 " miter saw, that Scott recommended. Not cheap ($106.) but well worth it.
 
 
 
 


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Dave


2012 Blood, Sweat,and Tears (Home Built)
28 foot tritoon
225 Mercury


Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 01/13/2012 at 3:18pm
The glue will fill the voids of the joints and screw heads, so not to worry, so don't shy on troweling on the glue Wink, the roller will even it out. I like that mitered corner job. Looks good.


Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 01/13/2012 at 3:25pm
Ditto on the miters!! Looks better than most factory ones..Clap


Posted By: p3cflyr
Date Posted: 01/13/2012 at 7:50pm
Agree, the miters are really fine.  Thumbs Up


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Posted By: Liquid Asset
Date Posted: 01/13/2012 at 8:26pm
    What kind of blade was it that you used ?  I picked up a mk metal devil blade last spring and it was awsome for my project. Those corners look real good ! Are you going to have all of your rub rail welded into one or just attach the small pieces to larger ones? Keep up the good work it's nice to se a boat getting built this time of year !!!
 
                , shaun


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Posted By: WoodenPontoon
Date Posted: 01/13/2012 at 9:33pm
Wow!!! Really coming along.  The mitered corners do look really sharp.
 
I'll be coming up your way in a couple of weeks.  Might just drop over to check out your great looking project!


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Posted By: MRT24
Date Posted: 01/13/2012 at 10:27pm
That's some great looking rub rail did you get it from the same place you got your logs?

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Posted By: p3cflyr
Date Posted: 01/13/2012 at 10:41pm
Yeah, I got to looking at the fine miter work and just now realized how nice the rub rail is.  Where did you find that??   PM me if its a competitor please. Wink

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Posted By: NH Tooner
Date Posted: 01/14/2012 at 12:47am
Originally posted by WoodenPontoon WoodenPontoon wrote:

Wow!!! Really coming along.  The mitered corners do look really sharp.
 
I'll be coming up your way in a couple of weeks.  Might just drop over to check out your great looking project!
 
Stop over any time Dan.


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Dave


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28 foot tritoon
225 Mercury


Posted By: NH Tooner
Date Posted: 01/14/2012 at 12:56am
The blade is a Tenryu Alumi-cut 12" with 1" arbor 80 tooth . Fits most mitre saws. It cut that aluminum like it was cutting through pine.  I'm welding the rear section of 7 pieces. The front will be either 2,3,4or 5 pieces dependiing on how I design the shape of the nose. If the rear section looks good  welded up, I will do the nose in 5 pieces. The side rails are different and the corner caps match both.
               


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Dave


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28 foot tritoon
225 Mercury


Posted By: NH Tooner
Date Posted: 01/15/2012 at 2:21pm

I welded up the rear rub rail. Glued down the carpet.

 
 
 
 
 
Called the wife down from upstairs to get her opinion on where to put the porta potti. This is where she wants it.
 
 
Right in the middle!! LOL
My son stopped by and said the boat will need its own zip code. I agree.Thumbs Up
 
 


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Dave


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28 foot tritoon
225 Mercury


Posted By: WoodenPontoon
Date Posted: 01/15/2012 at 3:54pm
Looks really nice Dave!!!!
 
Hopefully, you put it into "big water", otherwise you'll need a permit for bridge construction!!!!!


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Preston CT
2009 22 1/2' Hand-Crafted
Tri-Hull Wooden Pontoon
"All Spruced Up";
2-Cycle 90HP Evinrude
"Atta Boy" Award June 2012


Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 01/15/2012 at 5:07pm

I agree, definitely nice welding Thumbs Up



Posted By: NH Tooner
Date Posted: 01/16/2012 at 8:57am
Originally posted by Barnmb Barnmb wrote:

Smile nice welds. Did you do it yourself?
 My friend Dan did the welding. He designs and builds 325mph jet dragsters and other drag cars. The kid is amazing with a tig torch. I recently bought a tig welder and have chrome moly down pretty good but aluminium is tougher. Lots of prictice and I'll get it.  He's giving me lots of tips. The rub rail turned out to be  anodized and is a bear to weld. we had to grind the anodize back about 1/8" on each side of the joint. I'm thinking about having them all powder coated. Dan has a local guy he uses for race cars that has a 30' oven.

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Dave


2012 Blood, Sweat,and Tears (Home Built)
28 foot tritoon
225 Mercury


Posted By: NH Tooner
Date Posted: 01/16/2012 at 4:57pm
Well I'm thinking about taking the boat off the trailer and lowering it down onto dollies. i can get 6 furniture type dollies from HD but looking for suggestions on how to lift the boat off the trailer and then lower it down on the dollies. I cant do much more work on it in the garage unless i lower it. It won't go out the door with the railing and furniture installed. I don't want to wait till spring to continue working on it. The toons are about 32" off the ground now.

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28 foot tritoon
225 Mercury


Posted By: CajunDiver
Date Posted: 01/16/2012 at 8:10pm
If you have a way to get in the attic above and makeshift a 2x beam across the ceiling joists you could probably lift it with a couple of chain falls or come-a-longs.

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Posted By: Liquid Asset
Date Posted: 01/16/2012 at 9:09pm
Originally posted by NH Tooner NH Tooner wrote:

Well I'm thinking about taking the boat off the trailer and lowering it down onto dollies. i can get 6 furniture type dollies from HD but looking for suggestions on how to lift the boat off the trailer and then lower it down on the dollies. I cant do much more work on it in the garage unless i lower it. It won't go out the door with the railing and furniture installed. I don't want to wait till spring to continue working on it. The toons are about 32" off the ground now.
 
         I thought you might want to have it lower to the ground Wink  Did I see a fork lift in a pic some where ? Can you move your garage extension out of the way intact? Right now the boat isn't too heavy to lift the way I did mine to get it on the trailer. If you can get it outside and roll it back in on dollies it would be easy. Just find the center to ballance it out and get a couple of 20' tow straps. I know that  fork lift can pick up way more weight than my loader and I did it by myself with no real issues. In the spring you could roll it back out and use the lift one end at a time to get it back on the trailer ! I know if you were close to me I could safely get it on and off with my skid loader.
 
           Good luck ,shaun


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Posted By: NH Tooner
Date Posted: 01/16/2012 at 9:27pm
Moving the doghouse is not an option. Chain falls might be the way to go.

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Dave


2012 Blood, Sweat,and Tears (Home Built)
28 foot tritoon
225 Mercury


Posted By: Bamby
Date Posted: 01/17/2012 at 6:49am
Originally posted by NH Tooner NH Tooner wrote:

Moving the doghouse is not an option. Chain falls might be the way to go.


Nice looking job so far Clap.... But if moving the doghouse isn't a option here... Just how do you propose removing the trailer once the pontoons are lifted from it....Confused One issue seems as large as the other from here at least...... 


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Posted By: Liquid Asset
Date Posted: 01/17/2012 at 7:55am
Originally posted by NH Tooner NH Tooner wrote:

Moving the doghouse is not an option. Chain falls might be the way to go.
  
  
        The trailer is what I was thinking about too?  You can use a couple pieces of 6x8 cut to length on the end of a regular floor jack to get it off the bunks of the trailer. Thats how we lifted mine to weld the strakes while it was on the trailer in the shop. You need plenty of cribbing in each corner and a couple of timbers longer than the boats width. That is an easy way to get it off the trailer while in place ,it just takes a bit longer.
 
           Good luck ,shaun


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Posted By: NH Tooner
Date Posted: 01/20/2012 at 3:59pm
Back from the mid west. I lifted the boat up off the trailer. Drilled holes in the plywood above the deck and ran a chain up through in 2 places. wrapped the chain around a couple pieces of 1" pipe about 6' long then hung chain falls from the chain. Couple slings around the tubes and up it went. I will open up the front of the dog house tomorrow and pull the trailer out. I picked up 6 furniture dollies from HD and will lower the boat down with 3 on each side. This will make it low enough to get it out the door with the rails and furniture installed in the spring.
 
 
 
 
 


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Dave


2012 Blood, Sweat,and Tears (Home Built)
28 foot tritoon
225 Mercury


Posted By: Liquid Asset
Date Posted: 01/20/2012 at 7:03pm
     Awsome !!!   Now at the pace your going you'll be able to enjoy your boat in the garage until summer gets here LOL  This would be the perfect time for the captin to try sitting in all the other seats !!!
 
                    , shaun


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Posted By: CajunDiver
Date Posted: 01/20/2012 at 7:48pm
Looks like that did the trick! The fun will be getting it back on the trailer

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Posted By: NH Tooner
Date Posted: 01/21/2012 at 12:57pm
Originally posted by briankinley2004 briankinley2004 wrote:

Looks like that did the trick! The fun will be getting it back on the trailer
 Getting it back on shouldn't be a problem. I have a forklift at my disposal to help with that.Wink

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Dave


2012 Blood, Sweat,and Tears (Home Built)
28 foot tritoon
225 Mercury


Posted By: NH Tooner
Date Posted: 01/21/2012 at 1:07pm
Well I got the trailer out and the boat down on the dollies. I can't do much more until I figure out what I'm going to do about railing. I will get the rub rails fit to size but dont want to install until I get most of the wiring done..  Lowering it down gives me 35" of clearence out the door. Thumbs Up
 
 
 


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Dave


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28 foot tritoon
225 Mercury


Posted By: NH Tooner
Date Posted: 01/25/2012 at 1:04pm
Question for all you rebuilders. Should I just use wood screws  for installing my rub rail or should I use bolts? The fence railing will be on top of the rub rail and will be bolted through.

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Dave


2012 Blood, Sweat,and Tears (Home Built)
28 foot tritoon
225 Mercury


Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 01/25/2012 at 1:16pm
I used SS wood screws on mine, then its bolted in place with the corner caps. Yours is a little different than mine but same principal so I think your logic is ok.


Posted By: Liquid Asset
Date Posted: 01/25/2012 at 3:28pm
      I also use stainless wood screws on mine, but then again mine isn't a normal edge. My factory rail was bolted down thru the cross members with pop rivits and backing plates at the joints.
 
              , shaun


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Posted By: PS-Guy
Date Posted: 01/25/2012 at 5:01pm
On the sides, you might have enough room to go from undernieth and screw through the bottom lip of the F channel, hiding the screws.  I always use SS pan head screws.

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Posted By: NH Tooner
Date Posted: 01/25/2012 at 7:11pm
Originally posted by Mr.Diesel Mr.Diesel wrote:

On the sides, you might have enough room to go from undernieth and screw through the bottom lip of the F channel, hiding the screws.  I always use SS pan head screws.
 Good thought, I'll have to check on that.

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Dave


2012 Blood, Sweat,and Tears (Home Built)
28 foot tritoon
225 Mercury


Posted By: MRT24
Date Posted: 01/25/2012 at 8:01pm
My fence is on top of the rub rail and bolted through. The corner caps on mine don't bolt to the rubrail but they overlap it and I have u bolts on all four caps that bolts them to the floor. Mine is very strong and I wouldn't really see a need in screwing the rub rail to the floor first if you did yours like mine... Lookin great by the way

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Posted By: goldome14
Date Posted: 01/26/2012 at 4:57pm
My railing didn't sit far enough on the rub rail to bolt down through so I added some screws to the bottom of the rub rail. I was going to post a pic of it but it won't let me. Thumbs Down

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Posted By: NH Tooner
Date Posted: 02/18/2012 at 2:50pm
I just got back from Indiana. I finally got some railing and a console so i can get back to working on the boat. More pics tomorrow. Gotta catch some zzzzzzzz's now.

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Dave


2012 Blood, Sweat,and Tears (Home Built)
28 foot tritoon
225 Mercury


Posted By: NH Tooner
Date Posted: 02/18/2012 at 10:24pm

Quick pic of the rail.

 
 
 


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Dave


2012 Blood, Sweat,and Tears (Home Built)
28 foot tritoon
225 Mercury


Posted By: MRT24
Date Posted: 02/18/2012 at 11:24pm
Wow I'm impressed, those look like some of the high end rails like off a Harris, or maybe a south bay or premier?

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SOLD1992 24' Monark SunSpa 240
1996 (rebuilt) Johnson 112hp
NEW PROJECT
2014 custom southbay chassis rebuild


Posted By: kartracer28
Date Posted: 02/19/2012 at 12:32pm
What did you pick up the railing????

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Posted By: NH Tooner
Date Posted: 02/19/2012 at 12:47pm
bought it from a guy in Indiana.

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2012 Blood, Sweat,and Tears (Home Built)
28 foot tritoon
225 Mercury


Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 02/19/2012 at 12:56pm
Looks great!!Thumbs Up


Posted By: NH Tooner
Date Posted: 02/19/2012 at 1:14pm
Thanks guys. No ambition to work on it today. will get more pics tomorrow.


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Dave


2012 Blood, Sweat,and Tears (Home Built)
28 foot tritoon
225 Mercury


Posted By: p3cflyr
Date Posted: 02/19/2012 at 3:10pm
Just Excellent !!  Clap  Thumbs Up

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"Atta Boy" Award June 2011
1987 Lowes Fish and Fun 20ft
1999 Merc 50hp 4 strk big foot
Kirksville, Mo
P3C Orion Pilot
ASW Warfare Specialist


Posted By: WoodenPontoon
Date Posted: 02/19/2012 at 5:57pm
Real nice looking rails!
 
Have you decided yet what the seating will look like?  Have you ordered the furniture already?
 
Dan


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Preston CT
2009 22 1/2' Hand-Crafted
Tri-Hull Wooden Pontoon
"All Spruced Up";
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