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by onthewater102
28 May 2020, 23:50
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1985 Tracker III Restore/Conversion
Replies: 37
Views: 8857

1985 Tracker III Restore/Conversion

I got my Dr. Frankenmotor on, restored this old 88 Merc 60hp using the cowling and starter from an older setup and a full rebuild of the carbs, fuel pump, impeller, pivot, steering tube and who knows what else. Adjusted the timing and idle settings in the backyard and set the max spark advance per t...
by onthewater102
28 May 2020, 15:54
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Need some suggestions please
Replies: 5
Views: 93

Need some suggestions please

Here's a low-impact solution:
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by onthewater102
22 May 2020, 10:14
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1985 Tracker III Restore/Conversion
Replies: 37
Views: 8857

1985 Tracker III Restore/Conversion

Yike...a year later and I'm finally closing in on being done. Too many distractions (including a 12' 1991 Tracker Tadpole that got itself a build-out amidst the Tracker III restore). Finally finished the rod locker door and hatch trim work. Restoring the motor was...challenging...but it's purring li...
by onthewater102
22 May 2020, 10:05
Forum: General Jet Boat questions
Topic: Anybody ever add a refrigerator to their boat?
Replies: 6
Views: 102

Anybody ever add a refrigerator to their boat?

No, but I'm seriously considering a 120v a/c power inverter and a Keurig.
by onthewater102
19 May 2020, 09:14
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: whats the best Pour Foam? Other ideas?
Replies: 12
Views: 456

whats the best Pour Foam? Other ideas?

That was exactly what I did with my 16' build and it worked perfectly. No, it doesn't melt the plastic. It gets warm, but not so warm that you can't ever put your hand on it, certainly not hot to the point of melting plastic.
by onthewater102
22 Apr 2020, 15:20
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: whats the best Pour Foam? Other ideas?
Replies: 12
Views: 456

whats the best Pour Foam? Other ideas?

It's easy to work with - just get some red solo cups and mix it in small batches. Markings stamped into the side of the cup make it easy to measure 1:1 ratios. You can keep pouring in the same area in ~20 minute intervals. You'll quickly get a sense for how much volume can be filled from a single po...
by onthewater102
06 Apr 2020, 14:23
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 81 Bass Tracker Restoration, Rehab!
Replies: 17
Views: 828

81 Bass Tracker Restoration, Rehab!

I believe I read in the USCG boat builders guide that the first 4" of foam off the floor should be urethane or other hydrocarbon stable foam, and polystyrene (pink stuff) is ok from that point upward. What you decide to do is up to you, but I only used urethane expanding foam in my builds FWIW.
by onthewater102
26 Mar 2020, 17:16
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1983 Lowe Stinger Pro Restore
Replies: 9
Views: 367

1983 Lowe Stinger Pro Restore

Wow - marveling at the construction quality difference in that Lowe vs. my early 80's Tracker III that I'm 80% done restoring... You've got all aluminum decking, Tracker used a bunch of plywood held down with mild steel screws, your foam compartments look evenly filled, Tracker just dripped whatever...
by onthewater102
26 Mar 2020, 14:05
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: April 15th Tax Due Date Pushed Back to July 15th
Replies: 5
Views: 115

April 15th Tax Due Date Pushed Back to July 15th

There have been subsequent notices, no extensions needed for the IRS to file before July 15th...some states might be lagging or different.
by onthewater102
24 Mar 2020, 12:48
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 46
Views: 1194

Corona Virus

You can't stimulate an economy when everyone's locked inside. They're just buying relief from panic in a short-term...or not...seeing as they can't help themselves but try to stuff a spending bill full of pork. It just shows how rotten our political system is when people from both parties can't help...
by onthewater102
20 Mar 2020, 15:54
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: April 15th Tax Due Date Pushed Back to July 15th
Replies: 5
Views: 115

April 15th Tax Due Date Pushed Back to July 15th

Here's a link to the IRS's notice regarding the extended filing due dates: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/n-20-17.pdf Each state is its own animal, so you'll have to check with the revenue departments of wherever you live, too much constantly changing information to try and keep up on it for every...
by onthewater102
20 Mar 2020, 09:34
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 46
Views: 1194

Corona Virus

I don't think our leadership has the depth of thought to realize that there will be indirect deaths as a result of the economic harm they've chosen to deliberately cause in their fumbling attempt to try and stop the point-source deaths associated with the virus. There is no way to quantify the indir...
by onthewater102
11 Mar 2020, 15:00
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Trolling Motor Question 1 of 2
Replies: 7
Views: 239

Trolling Motor Question 1 of 2

I'm a fan of the quick release setup for winter storage and for sharing the TM between my 16' and my 12', but I have to leave the boats under tarps for the winter so protecting the TM circuit boards from the cold is a must as I've already had to replace the main control board in the pedal of my Terr...
by onthewater102
27 Feb 2020, 15:24
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: Kastling Royale Legend
Replies: 10
Views: 359

Kastling Royale Legend

Those Phantom X's are different from the Phantom I reviewed - they don't have the magnetic brake in the side plate based on the diagram online - looks like they use a brass main gear as well. FYI those centrifugal brakes (same design on both versions of the Phantom) need to be kept clean and the dru...
by onthewater102
26 Feb 2020, 22:58
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: Kastling Royale Legend
Replies: 10
Views: 359

Kastling Royale Legend

Check out bassresource.com - they review a number of Kastking products. They seem to be OK, I've only handled one, the assassin, and it was a watered down version of the Piscifun Phantoms I have, literally a product of the same factory with different materials used for the internals to the point the...