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1996 Sun Tracker Rebuild

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Topic: 1996 Sun Tracker Rebuild
Posted By: Scott573
Subject: 1996 Sun Tracker Rebuild
Date Posted: 08/22/2017 at 2:45am
Let me begin by saying this forum is amazing.  I've spent the last 2 days walking through each and every rebuild post...  So much great information!  

We decided a few months ago to take on a pontoon rebuild as it would be a rewarding (hopefully) experience and something that our family of 4 can enjoy for years to come.  Things got real when having a conversation with a good friend about our interests/aspirations only to find out that he had a 1996 Sun Tracker available...  Going to be a deck up re-build but why take the easy road right????

And now the journey beings.  Will try and document all as everyone else has throughout.  Appreciate any help along the way as we are fairly new to boating but can't wait to dive in.

Scott










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Posted By: curtiscapk
Date Posted: 08/23/2017 at 7:07pm
Awesome neighbor! Check out my rebuild in my sig. Close to the same toon!

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Craig n Paula
http://www.pontoonboatforum.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=7781&title=the-floater-rebuild" rel="nofollow - THE FLOATER Rebuild
94 Party Barge 24' 115 merc
22mph
OP KS
Truman Lake


Posted By: Scott573
Date Posted: 08/24/2017 at 2:28am
Wow, you're right!  Jealous you're in the water but hope to be there by spring next year.  I can picture us sitting on our PS seats over the winter too!?!?!


Posted By: Scott573
Date Posted: 09/05/2017 at 11:26pm
So a very productive labor day weekend.  Was able to remove fencing, and get decking down to the condition shown below.  

Question for the forum regarding the decking: We decided to use a saw zaw and rip sections of the old decking off along each of the aluminum brackets to get better access to the existing hardware.  Have you had more success grinding off the self-tapping screws and use a little brute force to pry off?  Just trying to see what has worked for you in the past. Really appreciate your replies in advance!

Scott



Filled up a 7 yard dumpster!!!








Posted By: curtiscapk
Date Posted: 09/06/2017 at 2:51pm
I used vice grips others have used a sawzall.
 


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Craig n Paula
http://www.pontoonboatforum.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=7781&title=the-floater-rebuild" rel="nofollow - THE FLOATER Rebuild
94 Party Barge 24' 115 merc
22mph
OP KS
Truman Lake


Posted By: Scott573
Date Posted: 09/07/2017 at 11:54am
Appreciate your reply.  Were you able to remove the wood around first?  Looks like it in the picture but wanted to confirm.

Scott


Posted By: curtiscapk
Date Posted: 09/07/2017 at 4:18pm
hole saw around all the screws then vice grips....

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Craig n Paula
http://www.pontoonboatforum.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=7781&title=the-floater-rebuild" rel="nofollow - THE FLOATER Rebuild
94 Party Barge 24' 115 merc
22mph
OP KS
Truman Lake



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