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    Posted: 02/07/2018 at 5:44pm
Thanks Matt! Worth every ounce of sweat!


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Amazing work Curtis! I just finished reading thru your build thread and I'm glad you and the admiral persevered and finished the Floater instead of calling it quits when times got tough. Not many people these days would have continued working on her after running into the issues you've had and now just look at the outcome! Great job!
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Thanks Mike couldn't have done it without PS and James! Anything you need let me know.
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This rebuild looks amazing! Great work!




Side Note:
Adam we do have Deck Trim Available now on our website.

https://www.pontoonstuff.com/products/pontoon-deck-trim






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No door on the front only the side. I don't think they have one with a door anymore at all. There DLX console has a removable panel.  I can see if they have a leftover like mine?
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Do you have any pictures of just your console? I want to replace mine but want one like i have now. It has storage underneath in the front and a door on the side to put a small garbage can and Fire ex.
It looks like you have a side door but no opening on the front.

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You should start your own thread. Instead of hijacking some body else. Start your own thread then I will help you.
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Does anyone know where to buy the pontoon deck trim or edging. I believe it is also called F Channel.???
I am rebuilding my pontoon.
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New admiral's chair! The new style is super cushy!
 
 
 


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Hey man, Nice work. Where did u get that new transom, and how much money was it, also, does that 3rd toon add any buoyancy??
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Thanks Scalli! Pretty dang proud of it. and help out for repayment as much as I can!Big smile
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that is so cool how that worked out! Nice going!
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Sweet what kind of pontoon do you have?
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Thanks a bunch. Went and checked it out. The lady at the office let me go and look and gave me maps and such. I went back again yesterday with the maps and stuff. She was off but I think most had me figured out by then. Put in my bid on place.
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I forgot to tell you, I will have to get you in as a guest to look around if you are interested.
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Map showing our lots and launch.
 
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Welcome aboard Kevin! We are at Twin Oaks in between Lowry City and Iconium on C hiway.  The (subdivision) is South of Cooper Creek. Lots are dirt cheap! Its pretty redneck, but you get to ride wheelers on the gravel roads and down to the lake. They have a decent pool, hot tub, and do special events throughout the year. We launch at Talley Bend which is 3 miles away on C. We have 3 lots my brother has 16 across the street. Here is their website. It's rough but you will get the jist of the place. Any questions shoot me a pm.
 
 
Check out the lots for sale list. Those are default county tax lots. I have a list of lots for sale by owner which are in better shape but more expensive.
We keep everything down there and check on it in the winter every now and then. Hopefully getting down in the next 2 weeks or so.
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Off topic here, but do you mind if I ask where your lot is located. I am guessing somewhere near Cooper Creek, but that is because you mentioned the four wheeling. Oh so many years ago we had a group that would take boats, fourwheelers, and dirt bikes to Berry Bend. We would mix it up with some time on water and other time at Cooper Creek. Reason I'm asking is we are looking for place to set up camper. The boss wants to go to a year round place, but we haven't found anything that we like. So we look and ask others what's out there. 

Btw, nice camper cover. We are looking for one for ours.
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Thanks PC! I am hearing I am already super low so maybe this will help me hit 25!
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Here is a pic of what i did.  Might help.


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First question i have is, Will your motor operate Ok 5 inches +_ up/down  compared to where it is now.  Is yours a 20 inch shaft?  I sat my motor back about 18 inches on a new center tube.  Ran the steering out the rear of the tube supports ( and though my rub rail).  Might consider that which will require a new steering cable (need a new one longer anyway with any significant increased setback).  My 2 cents.  Wink
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Ok guys need your opinions.

I am tired of replacing my wooden transom. The kids agreed to get me an all aluminum one for xmas. I found a couple nearby but none of them have the dropdown in the end that my current one does that lowers the motor. I think the only reason for this dropdown is for the steering linkage to clear the rub rail. The pics below will help it make sense.
The length of the current transom is 6 ft. I found one the same length but straight across at the rear, my thought is to move it back 12 inches. That way my linkage will clear the rub rail. What do you think about the height of my motor as it sits now and when it will be 5 inches higher with the new transom. I will try and post titled pics so it all makes more sense.

New one is on the left


New one is on the left


Under shot of current transom, may need to add a crossbeam to allow for
setback of 12"


Shows cutout in transom to allow for linkage clearance. When it sags the linkage hits the edge.


shows drop down and motor height.


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I received the new cover. I really like the new style! Elastic all the way around and strap positions are a lot better.
My patch job didn't do very well.













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I missed this Lando!

Thanks! Go royals!

BTW.

An update on the rebuild. My cover was split when I got down to the lake. I believe it is covered under warranty. Waiting to hear back from Jim.

Pics are here.



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I'll get you a new horn shipped tomorrow! Anyone else have issues? I'll get with the mfg and see what's up!

Thank you
Jim, that's not necessary. You have been more than generous about returns and standing behind your products with me. I think its like fatdaddy said, it needs to be installed with the opening facing back, especially on a tritoon w/a 150 hp merc run on big water.
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After my oggahh horn broke...I installed the one I bought from PS and it died as well...I had them facing forward and I think they both just got water logged...I installed a new one facing towards the rear of the boat and it has been working great!!
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Bummer!
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