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    Posted: 09/13/2011 at 4:33pm
Ok I'm looking for some opinions, I'm on a few different boat forums and I'm constantly getting ragged about rebuilding mine rather than buying a new one! I want to rebuild I think it's a better route for me, I want a fishing layout that still has couches in-between the front and rear but that's the easy part! I want to convert to a tritoon with lifting strakes, jack plate and built in log fuel tank. I'm gonna use my motor for a bit but will eventually buy a new one that will fulfill my performance needs!!!!! I'm not looking at this as a investment because boats just aren't I'm just wanting ideas! This is my first boat and I LOVE it I don't want anything but a toon, it also has a special value to me since my grandpa helped me find and buy it and spends more time on it with me that anyone else including my wife I will also keep my new motor IF I ever sold it and put it on the new boat!!!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09/13/2011 at 4:45pm
Ok, you got me confused. You say they rag you about buying a new toon instead of rebuilding. Then you say you want to rebuild. So which ARE you doing? Confused 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09/13/2011 at 5:07pm
I think the rebuild plan is a good one in your situation. Sounds like you know the layout you want, so it's just a matter of getting the furniture to go with your plan. There are third logs readily for sale, so that is not a deal breaker. You can even get a third log with a built-in fuel tank. And you're right about not looking at it as an investment, cause they rarely gain value. If you want to rebuild, this forum is the place for answers. Other forums don't have nearly the experienced members that we have when it comes to rebuilding. And you don't have to worry about getting grief over simple questions...Wink

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09/13/2011 at 5:15pm
that's the good thing about rebuilding, you do it YOUR way and you'll always like it or keep working on it (I won't mention names LOL) when you come up with ideas.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09/13/2011 at 5:24pm
The sentimental value alone is worth it. Every thing you do to it will mean that much more..
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09/13/2011 at 5:31pm
Sorry Charles, I was talking to my daughter and typing at the same time and got everything backwards( fixed now ) I'm rebuilding!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09/13/2011 at 5:35pm
Thanks Rick, I think it's the best route for me to rebuild because it will be paid for and that will make it that much more enjoyable! I've been told that I'm blowing money working on the toon but it will be all worth it when I'm done.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09/13/2011 at 6:15pm
blowing money is my middle name LOL but I guarantee when its done, its exactly the way I want it (well almost). Next year, will work on modifying it for wheelchair access and securing same. That's what its all about though, having it your way that no boat manufacturer will do for you on a new boat. (unless you got millions to spend) Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09/13/2011 at 8:46pm
Another aspect of rebuilding is that you can "pay as you go" Your not obligated to a bank note and you can use the boat once you get to a certain point. Its also less costly, usually, and you get what you want.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09/13/2011 at 11:23pm
Definitely rebuild it. You get what you want for a whole lot less money. In my opinion you are on the right forum here to get the job done. A lot of very experienced and friendly folks always willing to help out.

PontoonStuff.com is also the place to get everything for your rebuild. Great quality and the best prices

Look forward to seeing pics of your toon and see you start a rebuild
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