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by Hanr3
11 Apr 2018, 20:17
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Sylvan offshore project
Replies: 14
Views: 4692

Sylvan offshore project

Following.
This boat has soooo much potential!
by Hanr3
10 Apr 2018, 17:27
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Ready to begin my build. Looking for a bit of advice.
Replies: 5
Views: 830

Ready to begin my build. Looking for a bit of advice.

I am ready to begin building out my 16 foot Polar Kraft. Here is my starting platform. My plan is to: 1. Extend the front deck back 1 rib. 2. Cut out center section of center bench and have a seat/storage compartment on either side. 3. Add a deck to the rear bench 4. Add a floor. I have already pic...
by Hanr3
17 Mar 2018, 21:35
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1987 tracker tx17 rebuild
Replies: 32
Views: 12743

1987 tracker tx17 rebuild

Nice update. Hopefully that 1/2" works out.
by Hanr3
05 Mar 2018, 21:47
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Best Battery for my Buck?
Replies: 30
Views: 5699

Best Battery for my Buck?

I have two group 31 Duracell Deep Cycle batteries I use for my trolling motor. Love them. Thinking I need to replace my starting battery this year and will replace it with the Duracell.
by Hanr3
12 Feb 2018, 23:59
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1997 Sylvan 16' Back Troller Select complete remodel
Replies: 22
Views: 7313

1997 Sylvan 16' Back Troller Select complete remodel

Well, I decided to make a few more mods. This time I am adding t-slot channel around the gun-wale. This turned into an event. I want the ability to more rod holders, drink holders, tool holders around the boat as needed. Didn't like the idea of drilling a bunch of holes to add brackets and figured t...
by Hanr3
10 Feb 2018, 10:56
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1985 Bass Tracker refurb
Replies: 108
Views: 29334

1985 Bass Tracker refurb

Nice work on both, the chairs and boat.
by Hanr3
27 Dec 2017, 22:18
Forum: Motors
Topic: Add YOUR voice to the Federal Ethanol Mandate - Comment now!
Replies: 17
Views: 9650

Add YOUR voice to the Federal Ethanol Mandate - Comment now!

I guess I have a different experience with e-fuels. I fill my tank up in the fall, add oil and Stabill, let it sit all winter (November to March) and run that tank of gas all summer. Fill up again for the winter and repeat. Only time I burn more than one tank of gas a year is when I make trips to Ca...
by Hanr3
23 Dec 2017, 18:00
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Ring terminals
Replies: 18
Views: 2330

Ring terminals

There are codes for small boat wiring. Ring terminals with shank insulation are recommended and meet code. Shrink tubing is not recommended. {snip} Thanks for these notes, it will help a lot when I rig the boat. It also explains why the ancient wiring on my other boat was still functional after dec...
by Hanr3
19 Dec 2017, 00:47
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Transom is corroded
Replies: 25
Views: 1570

Transom is corroded

Couple of comments. I have used POR15 on a gas tank. We bought a used S10 Blazer for my son and the gas tank had rust holes about half way up the tank. We dropped the tank, cleaned it up best we could, then followed the directions on the POR15 stuff. Worked like a charm and took care of the rust iss...
by Hanr3
17 Dec 2017, 23:14
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1989 Bass Tracker TX17
Replies: 128
Views: 35449

1989 Bass Tracker TX17

kalninm wrote:I've been informed I have a lot more disassembly to do.......
Guess I have some more rivets to drill out
Doens't take long to drill them out. Just drill out the ones in the hull. lol
by Hanr3
17 Dec 2017, 01:02
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1989 Bass Tracker TX17
Replies: 128
Views: 35449

1989 Bass Tracker TX17

just about anything abrasive will strip them. Some require more elbow grease than others.

If the glue is solid, you "could" glue to it, however your carpet will show every detail (wrinkle, line, etc.) that is under the carpet. Best to strip it down.
by Hanr3
17 Dec 2017, 00:53
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Any reason to NOT move batteries forward?
Replies: 23
Views: 1627

Any reason to NOT move batteries forward?

I had my group 31 under the bow deck and moved it to the stern. The added weight on the bow made the boat bow heavy, even on plane. Now I have 2 group 31's at the stern and she still site level. As for the charger, you can splice in longer wires. I did, I left the charger under the bow and spliced i...
by Hanr3
14 Dec 2017, 22:07
Forum: Motors
Topic: Add YOUR voice to the Federal Ethanol Mandate - Comment now!
Replies: 17
Views: 9650

Add YOUR voice to the Federal Ethanol Mandate - Comment now!

I am not sure exactly how the rules (EPA, no doubt) work, but... In Texas, since I live at the far reaches of a major city, under special EPA pollution rules, NO non-ethanol gasoline can be sold. If I want, I can drive 45 minutes out of town, into another County, and buy non-ethanol...but no non-et...