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    Posted: 03/02/2016 at 12:49pm
Just out of curiosity, how comfy are the pontoonstuff furniture? I have only had experience with nasty wise seats, and I hated them!
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Brandon,
 
you should probably start your own thread as well, but it looks like this one.
 
 
 
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What were the sizes and partnumbers of the furniture groups and console

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I may be considering selling my completely restored pontoon boat.  Take a look at the process and let me know if you may be interested.  I can assure you everything was done with the utmost care and done the right way.  No shortcuts were taken.

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Edberry!  Yes the console is very sturdy.  It is just the standard console that pontoon stuff sells.  I have no complaints yet with it!  Let me know if I can help.  Sorry for the delayed response.
Casey  Email is cdees_1993@yahoo.com for quicker response.

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Great Job... Is the console sturdy enough to support the steering when and throttle without a lot of movement. If so what console did you use?
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Jeremiah, I too love the dark blue color.  It seems to match the pontoon stuff furniture fairly well.  Love the blue gray scheme.  Didn't have to paint the inside of the walls since they were already dark gray. I made all the stickers / decals myself and applied myself as well.  

Wponce, the sun tracker on the front I just downloaded off the internet and had my graphics design class cut it and all the decals down the side out using flex expert vinyl cutting software.  Ask any questions you need to.  Believe me I asked plenty during the rebuild process.  


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Man I am so glad I found this forum/website. I just got this 24' Sun Tracker with a Johnson 115HP motor. I am so pumped. I'll probably be bugging you with a lot of questions :) I am planning on getting everything from this site. Mine does have rotten wood and I'd like to make modifications to the railing and maybe move everything towards the front to have room in the back with a gate. Just brainstorming right now.

Yours looks great!

First question though: Where did you find the decals in the front that say Sun Tracker? Or did you just paint it?


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Your rebuild is very similar to what I am wanting to do to my Bass Buggy.  Same color scheme.  Your dark blue railing around the outside looks great and adds class, that confirms what I am wanting to do.  Looks great and I am ready to get going! on mine!   
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Thanks!

I cut the vertical tube out with saws all and then made seat flush.  Works great and the wall is not compromised at all.  

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Best option for the trim panel is going to be Velcro if you don't want to use screws.
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Hi, your build looks awesome. How did you get the seats to fit around the vertical aluminum tube on the port side?
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I always take my tools! I am anal about being prepared! Great pics!
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Great news! I was hoping it was just a clog. Everyone seems happy especially that last guy!
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GREAT NEWS!!!!!  The second attempt at the maiden voyage went awesome!!  Just for kicks, tried cranking motor again this morning and it shot a wad of nastiness out the pee hole!  Started circulating water perfectly and worked perfect all day!  

Needless to say, the kids loved it!!!!  Love the clear water on our lake!




My Daughter taking in the scenery!!



Family enjoying the water!!!




Simply beautiful scenery!!!  TongueSmile



Like I said, they loved it.  Yes, I took some tools with me just in case!!!




Steering wheel shot!



Wore them out!!!!




And what a great day it turned out to be!  So glad I restored this old pontoon!!!!  Makes for one happy daddy!!!!!!!  Great day with the family!!!!


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Well guys back at it this morning!  About to replace the bunk boards on the trailer so I can get it back out of the water to try to address the lack of water circulation.  Please pray it is something simple as I really want to take the wife and two kids out on the lake sunday afternoon!!  I will post pics tonight of what we figure out.

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Those danged ole outboards...... Dad always said one would take you farther in five minutes than you can paddle back in a week.

Sounds like it could be a clog but it will take some investigation.

Good luck with that Partner! If it didn't heat up it may be just that...a clog in the tell tale.
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I did try muffs and it worked fine water came out fine.  Then I put in water and it came out fine for the first couple minutes.  After going a little more full throttle, I walked back and it wasn't peeing at all.  Shut off immediately.
Would that indicate a clogged line?  I tried to use weedeater string and it didn't help.  Will look inside tomorrow I guess.


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clogged line...use weedeater string and run it up a couple of times...

or you had the impeller fins flipped the wrong direction. Sometimes they will flip over while running sometimes not. Do you have muffs to try on land?
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Well the maiden voyage take 1 is in the books.  Started off fine unload was easy.  



Cranked up just fine no problems.  Goes in gear great, water circulating just fine and off we go!



Cruised for 2 - 3 minutes all good sounds good moving along! 



Then I decide to go back to make sure water is still circulating and it is doing what it is supposed to do.  I get to the back and notice there is no water coming out of the pee hole.  Cry  I cut it off immediately to prevent an overheat and get one of my friends to tow me in.  



And Tow,



And tow back to the dock.  



I am pretty sure it has to be a clogged water line I hope.  I had just installed a new impeller so not sure what else it could be.  Back to the drawing board.  
IT RODE SO GOOD TOO!!!!  CryCryCryCryCryCry

I will not let this beat me!!!
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great job! Fingers crossed for you!
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Nice job! I love to see a project like that. I have one and will post on it soon.
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Excellent Job! That's great about the carb parts and good customer service. I hope your maiden voyage goes smoothly.
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On a separate note, I sent a pic of stiching that had came loose on my PS bimini top out of the box and without one question or complaint they sent me a new fabric in like two days!!  Customer service like that is why I am so glad to do lots of business with Pontoon Stuff!!!!!  They are the best!!  My entire pontoon rebuild has come from them and it is great stuff!!Smile

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Well we went into the carbs yesterday and did all the needed maintenance on the motor including changing foot lube, new plugs, new impeller, rebuilt the fuel pump, and as I said went into the carbs.  That is where the fun began.  We took the bottom one off and got it cleaned, completely rebuilt and back together perfectly, no worries!  The upper one was the problem!!  Oh my!  We took it apart and started cleaning it.  We then noticed that where the tiny metal arm was that holds the pen that the float moves up and down on had been broken by someone that had been into it before.  When I say broken, I mean completely broken off.  I have no idea how this motor was running at all.  

So, I start calling around and every place I call says a new carb would cost me $475!!!!!ShockedCryConfusedOuch  WOW!!!!  One place did say they may have a used one for $275 but no guarantee.  I then call Augusta Marine and they tell me the same $475 price for one upper carb, but the guy was super nice and told me to call Hires Outboards in New Ellenton, SC.  Wow was that helpful!!  I had to drive over an hour one way to get what I needed and when I got there, they didn't have the exact same one.  The guy there was super helpful and offered to give me two of the newer style carbs, a fuel pump, and a solenoid to make it all work for get this, drumroll please...........  $50!!!!  I have never got a better deal in my life and they work like new!  Thank you Hires Outboards!!!!!  The motor barely turns over now before it cranks!  On a hose it runs great!  Hopefully it will do the same in the water today!

The maiden voyage is today!  Wish me luck!  Lots of pics to be posted tonight provided we don't sink! HAHAHHAAAHA  I am so pumped to get it back on the water!!

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A complete transformation great job!!!
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Thanks Curtiscapk!  It has been a lot of work and still trying to finish it up, but I have been very pleased with how it is coming along!  Hopefully I will be back on the water before long.

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Nice job Pard! Dad may want it back now! Thanks for the post
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All in all, my biggest obstacle right now to getting her on her maiden voyage is to do some basic maintenance on the Mercury Classic 50 45 hp motor.  Wonder how well it will push the toon when it is running right?

Hopefully it will do well. Still want to paint the motor and have new decals ordered for it.  All in all, I like the way it is coming along.  Never knew I could do this stuff.  Been really fun so far going through the process.Smile


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