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  Not new to boating but I am to Pontoon and this forum. Have read read and more reading got allot of great info, found this forum from someone else was on here for weeks before I bought. Not the prettiest one out there BUT stayed "tooned" the resurection is well under way Smile. Must have been used for fishing as it only had the back seats and a flip flop plus the helm and seat. The wood floor was just done so it is in great shape. As for seats well the wood was all bad and soaked just plain nasty Dead
 
 
Placed my order today with PotoonStuff $3000.00 worth of seats, vinyl , carpet,new helm , switch panel , front seats etc.. All the aluminum is getting polished to chrome look alot of work but the pay off is so sweet. Will have more pics up as I continue the rebuild thanks everyone for all the great ideas.
 
 
Nice Table and chairs and umbrella LOL
 
 
40 HP Merc this is not the trailer it came with have a nice twin axle drive on will get pic of it also.
 
 
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Now that's kinda an odd arrangement. They must have wished for a houseboat but made do with what they had. You did a good job too of labeling your title (you must have read the requirements Wink) Thanks. Boat looks sweet like it is, so its gonna be awesome when you're done with it. Thumbs Up.  I took the liberty of taking the end of your post to plug it into your signature line so everyone else won't have to ask for info in case you get to sign it, so now no need to manually sign Big smile
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Wildcat I have a question if you don't mind. Here is a pic of the floor after the carpet was removed the floor itself is in great shape my question should I take a belt sander over it to knock old glue off before I install the new carpet.
 
 
Thought this would turn out better but not really the is just a residue of old dried glue??
 
 
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The black on the plastic cover is just dirt not mold. The Vinyl was just trashed and dried out
 
 
 
 
Sweetie seam ripping need all new plastic in all curtians
 
 
Sweetie preping the side rail for primer and new paint
 
 
After New Brugandy Paint
 
 
Side Rail and Rail for Sundeck after polishing Wink
 
 
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Wildcat here is a better shot maybe
 
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I would definitely belt sand it (If you must), acetone in a spray bottle 5 minutes and you can scrape it up and not damage the wood any further cause you need to be real careful belt sanding not to delaminate it so you got to keep it moving. Maybe someone else that has done this can provide more insight on what they've done. Mine was a 93 and I ripped the floor out and laid new wood. Pontoon Manufacturers give a limited lifetime warranty but I later found out to them that means 10 years plus mine had holes I didn't want to patch (seats, table etc), so mine was easy (rip saw)
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Thanks I do have Acetone used to prep side rail inserts. That stuff evaporates real quick though? Are you saying to just do a small section and then hit it with a putty knife?
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It would seem to me that acitone could absorb into the wood and possibly cause delamination, I would just be careful with the a belt sander! You could rent a stand up floor sander, this would cover a lot of surface FAST!........nice job on the fencing
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Originally posted by rednek yot club rednek yot club wrote:

It would seem to me that acitone could absorb into the wood and possibly cause delamination, I would just be careful with the a belt sander! You could rent a stand up floor sander, this would cover a lot of surface FAST!
 
Actually it doesn't, done on bass boats all the time, it evaporates and ditton on the belt sander - keep it moving but the glue will gum up the pad
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Ok back to the rebuild week is over. Got early start today and made good head for a 1 man operation. Started today by removing the hard top so I could get the rest of the fencing off.
 
 
Hard top off and rest of fencing. All the furniture up in front goes to the trash man it is junkLOL
 
 
 
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Finished the sundeck and put the rail back on another one on the done sideClap
 
 
Here is a picture of my control unit my question is this model reversible meaning can I switch the throttle to the right side?? The unit was on the old conosle on the left side and I would like to put it on the right side of the new console does anyone know if I can do this
 
 
 
Will sand floor next weekend hoped to carpet tomorrow but the carpet didn't with the first order from PS Cry
 
 
 
Couldn't wait to see what the acid would do to the pontoons should clean up nice this was just one treatment.
 
 
Here is a shot of side rail after acid treatment and a light buffing with polish should look good.
 
 
Here's a picture of my shop at home parts every where lol Confused I can tell you two sweeties that are upset about working in the home.
 
 
Ms. 300SRT and Ms. Goldwing are not happy that I bought another toy luckily I have them in another garage safe and sound Clap
 
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Wildcat I am going to rewire the whole toon I bought the switch panel from PS can you tell me what gauage the wires need to be to the switch/

 
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Sure I am forgeting something but not going to go overboard at this time I can always add another switch panel down the road. Thanks
 
 
 
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16 gauge. LED's generally are 18-22 gauge (very thin). Lot of times when I stripped the insulation off those wires, I just double the wire back onto the insulation part of the wire when I use 16ga heat shrink butt connectors so they'll get a good tight fit. I use 10ga from battery to fuse box UNLESS its a long run, then I use 4 to 8 with a breaker up by the battery. Generally though I like using a distribution panel, so I use a big wire to it, then 10ga from it to fuse box or any other major device draw (electric anchors for example) and 10ga for trolling motor.  So are you going to use PS harness as well?
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Wildcat I did not order there harness just thought I would buy my wire local as I have a buddy that is a electrican and I can get good deal local. Is there an advantage using PS one? Most of the wiring is in good shape but want to rip it out and startnew would just feel better. Thanks
 
 
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All depends on the buddy deal. Wiring and connectors can add up fast, and with a ready made harness, makes the wiring job so much easier and almost as clean and its marine tinned wire, not the standard electrical.
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Had a pretty good day man was it hot 85 here in Pa. Sanded floor and preped for carpet on Saturday Morning
I am still waiting on seat cushions to come. I did get 3 in but no hardware? is the hardware to attach the seat to the base in with the base unit? I never opened them yet and tought maybe you folks would know.
 
Also when you attach these to the boat do you guys use SS screws or Bolt and nut to hold the down? These seats will also be above the fencing do I have to drill and screw through the fence and into the back or will be ok Thanks guys
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I personally would use bolts on any attachment to the deck when feasible. I also would use stainless steel bolts or screws if budget permits. Screws are quick and easy but the bolts are much less likely to pull out
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Not sure on the seat hardware but I think its with the base?  Some use Screws and some use bolts.  If 3/4 plywood then screws OK.  I've used screws and bolts on my 5/8 plywood.  No prob with either.  Always stainless steel.  If bolts use a silicone spray or similar to keep from binding when tightening.  Need more info on the seats "above fencing".  How high is that fencing??  Generally the backs just lean against the fence and do not need to be attached with anything.
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Thanks for the help guys and yes this build gets all SS bolts and screws previous owner had a mix and the steel ones just rust and rot Shocked
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Hey All:
  Rebuild coming along good got the Vinyl and Carpet down today that 28oz carpet sure is nice glad I spent the extra money well worth it. Going to some reassembly tomorrow.
 
  My question may be dumb but thought I would check will the 3 1/2" screws for the fencing still be long enough with the riser under the fence????
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Yes, they should be fine. Even figuring an 1 1/2 inch rail and 3/4" plywood, it would still leave another inch+ for the spacer and the screw to catch the plywood..

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Thanks Rick.
I forgot to ask is the standard for the steering wheel hole 3" ??
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I went with the switch plate and electrical harness from PS , I'm happy I did! A friend of mine that is a marine technicion helped me on the install of it yesterday (not that I needed him) because the harness was nicely layed out as to where everything needed to be! I would reccomend going with the harness to ease any frustrations! I also ran #4 batt. cable from the batt. up to the console then installed a "homemade" insulator block to handle those cables in the console! I ran the cables to the console because I have a couple of amplifiers that need all the power they can get! My buddy (marine tech) was impressed with the harness and its cost even he said we could'nt build it for that! I will post a pic on my build of the insulator block! Good luck and build on.......
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