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Alright, I got everything in except the console. I still need to wire it (perhaps tomorrow, if time permits). Here are a couple of pics...My son was helping me install the seats and I got him taking a well deserved break.



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So I take it you"re gonna use the flip back seat for the helm seat?
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Yes sir! I can face forward while driving, or flip it forward and sit and face my kids, friends, family...I totally dig it!
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My wife says..."thats fancy....plum fancy!"
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robbsracing will be interested when you get it completely setup with the helm in place.
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It"s looking so good! I really like your reasoning about being able to turn around and face your passengers, plus it"s good storage.
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Slow-n-Easy

We are doing the same thing with the flip back/forth seat. We don"t have enough room to put a bench behind our captian stand so we figured the flip seat would work for helm seat and then flip back for fishing! We just started putting our seats together today. So far, I really like the way the flip seat looks.

Nice job on your rebuild, it"s looking great!

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I thought about relocating the livewell too, but that would require some modifications to the size of the livewell (mine is huge and made from aluminum). I"d have to find someone to cut it and reweld it together... I just want to get this thing on the water
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Man, I have a ton of war wounds from putting this pontoon together. Blisters, cuts, carpet burns...I just counted all of my wounds and thought I"d share. (A total of 11). A little blood shed for a new toon (new to me) is definitely worth it!
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Never had the carpet burn, course I did share my crushed finger tip last year with everybody (last Sept), another 2-3 weeks and I think it"ll be totally healed . I"ve stopped counting the cuts and nicks as I get at least one new one every time I work on the boat. What I hate worst though, is re-opening them as that hurts worse  (especially on the knuckles and fingers)
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That would be an interesting poll---how many and what kind off pontoon injuries have you sustained....lol. 

Slow---you inpired me to replace the captains bucket seat I originally ordered with the flip back chair.  Thanks for the pics you have posted.

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I use the same size on my trailer.  Do a google search for trailer parts.  Many suppliers for that size.

By the way great looking boat s and e.  I hope to have mine back from the mechanic saturday.
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Big Dallas, ebay is your friend and as 2ltime explained there are tons of after market suppliers, the tires are very expensive though... I want to say I spent $80 per tire a few years ago... big chunk of change for an itty-bitty tire.

BTW, thanks 2ltime for the compliment. I finally got my console installed last night. Very tight quarters in the helm...I"ll post some pics soon.

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I was also looking for examples of installed throttle lever on the actual console and not off on the fence/rail. I ended up cutting up the side and installing the throttle lever on the right side of the console, I think it looks great!
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Dallas, I recently replaced both tires and the spare in that size, for the long pull from Louisiana over to Texas.  I found some 10 ply tires at a local tire shop, at $55 each.  I was very pleased with the way they held up, and pleased to see they were 10 ply, not 6 or 8 like the tires I was replacing.  They made the 500 mile journey wil no problem (unlike the one that blew two days before on a local trip).  I"m sorry that I don"t recall the brand name, I can just tell you that it was one that I never heard of (not a major brand name, obviously).
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I just bought (3) 20.5X8X10 10 ply tires with an "E" rating from a dealer on eBay & 1 new galvanized wheel. He mounted one tire  & shipped everything in one box for a total $233.00 including shipping by UPS. I ordered them on Tuesday & they arrived today. The brand name of the tires is DEESTONE. Each tire was $62.44. He told to make sure I ran 90 psi air pressure in them.  They are biased ply tires. No one within 100 miles of where I live had them & I was told they would have to be special ordered. The dealer lives just south of Maryville, TN
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I got the steering and throttle connected this evening...I took a long weekend off from working on the toon. But I am ready to get this thing done and in the water...

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Wow, that just looks awesome.  I did the same thing on my console that you did- utilized that little lip to place the stereo (and also my switch panel).  You"re getting close to your launch date!
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Thanks everyone. I should have the boat wired this evening and I"ll give it a test starting...if all goes well, I"ll put my tags on the boat and drop her in the lake this weekend....
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Does anyone have any ideas on where/how to mount speakers? I really don"t want to cut into the plastic bases (the seats appear to not be able to open up with the speakers below them)... Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. I bought 4 marine speakers (6.5")
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Short of building some plywood boxes or something similar I can"t think of any other options than the seats, console or armrests. I mounted mine in the ceiling but I have a hardtop. You could get the rectangular enclosed speakers and mount them on the fence rail or something. I used them on the outside of my boat and mounted them under the narrow "soffit" I made with the new top. I think Lindas Lounge did something different with hers if you want to check their post out. She and some others have souped up stereos (I"m thinkin ScottB too)and could probably give you some options.
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That is awesome! Thanks for the info. I was wondering how one would do that with the skirt over the hole...but that looks great! I think I"ll give that a shot... Thanks mman3187! You also don"t mess with the structural integrity of the plastic bases...
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mman3187, I tried what you did...Unfortunately, my screw (bolt) pattern isn"t quite as large as your speakers. My sony speakers won"t grab into the plastic...so, I am going with boxes. I"ll update you all on my progress. I did get the toon started yesterday after hooking up all of my electronics. I went and got my registration tags earlier today...so, we are on target/schedule for getting this thing in the water this weekend... WOOHOO!!! I won't have all of my graphics on, but at least I'll get her wet...

 



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I received my ladder today from PontoonStuff!! WooHoo! It"s lake time...

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I was just cleaning up the toon getting ready for tomorrow (our maiden voyage on the new and improved toon) and found a couple of tears on 2 seats. Does anyone know how to go about returning defective seats to PontoonStuff?
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Yep, just call and talk to them, no problems. They"ll take care of it. If you still got the boxes they came in, that"ll help out, if you don"t, use the boxes you get the replacement seats in, make sure they know that.
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Originally posted by slow_n_easy slow_n_easy wrote:

found a couple of tears on 2 seats. Does anyone know how to go about returning defective seats to PontoonStuff?

Seems to be a run of that lately...

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slow-n-easy,    You may ask PS to send you call tags for return freight, as there freight cost is cheaper than most people can find. We changed our floor plan once we got our furniture and they sent tags for us to return what we needed to return. Toon looks GREAT keep up the good work!!!! Kartracer28

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