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by Blkrvrbart
09 Jun 2020, 13:33
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Aluminum flooring
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Aluminum flooring

I used 1/8” plate to redeck with for two reasons. That’s the plate I had, and I knew it wouldn’t rot back out. Worked out really well. Also, 1/8” plate aluminum weighs the same per square foot as 5/8”plywood.
by Blkrvrbart
26 Apr 2020, 00:26
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Jack plate
Replies: 8
Views: 444

Jack plate

That looks top notch Sparky! Good work.
by Blkrvrbart
23 Apr 2020, 19:56
Forum: Jet Boat Projects
Topic: Tracker Seadoo Jet Jon Build
Replies: 99
Views: 16617

Tracker Seadoo Jet Jon Build

Now you got me thinking about finding a 99 Seadoo and beater Jon to converge. That actually looks like a fun project and more fun boat!
by Blkrvrbart
23 Apr 2020, 13:51
Forum: Jet Boat Projects
Topic: 2001 Sugar Sand Tango
Replies: 0
Views: 206

2001 Sugar Sand Tango

Hey everybody. Been a member of the tinboat forum for a couple years, since I was asked to rebuild a Bass Tracker for my folks. Last fall I bought my 2001 Sugar Sand Tango with a blown 210 hp Merc Sport Jet. Bought it super cheap and only exceeded my budget by $300. That’s what I paid for the boat. ...
by Blkrvrbart
20 Apr 2020, 22:25
Forum: Boat House
Topic: are you Locked down? lets see your projects...
Replies: 38
Views: 1120

are you Locked down? lets see your projects...

Looks like I'm a couple of weeks late to the party. But conditions haven't really changed for us over that time. We're not on lockdown but with all the tornadoes of late and crappy weather in general, I haven't had the boat out yet this year. I gave it a good cleaning from stem to stern. Discovered...
by Blkrvrbart
20 Apr 2020, 21:58
Forum: Boat House
Topic: are you Locked down? lets see your projects...
Replies: 38
Views: 1120

are you Locked down? lets see your projects...

Stacked a great big pile of firewood into racks that had been in a pile for five years! Also built a raised bed garden.
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by Blkrvrbart
20 Apr 2020, 21:54
Forum: Boat House
Topic: are you Locked down? lets see your projects...
Replies: 38
Views: 1120

are you Locked down? lets see your projects...

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Finished repowering this little jet boat. Can’t wait to get the grandkids out in it!
by Blkrvrbart
19 Apr 2020, 22:26
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 81 Bass Tracker Restoration, Rehab!
Replies: 17
Views: 916

81 Bass Tracker Restoration, Rehab!

Very nice. Keep up the good work!
by Blkrvrbart
12 Apr 2020, 00:09
Forum: Trailers
Topic: State of Illinois
Replies: 11
Views: 454

State of Illinois

I have a few trailers myself. When you work and play off of trailers $100 per trailer increase is a lot. I’m thinking about putting a pintle hitch on the boat trailer with a slow moving vehicle sign on it. Think I’ll run the idea past my buddy who’s a county deputy first. :)
by Blkrvrbart
11 Apr 2020, 23:50
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 81 Bass Tracker Restoration, Rehab!
Replies: 17
Views: 916

81 Bass Tracker Restoration, Rehab!

Hey Jinxd! I did the same thing you’re doing now two years ago for my folks. 81 Tracker II. I used aluminum plate instead of wood, added a rear deck, made the front deck a little higher and bigger. I had to replace all the foam due to mouse damage while in storage. My build is on this page, tried to...
by Blkrvrbart
11 Apr 2020, 09:38
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Redecking a Bass Tracker
Replies: 42
Views: 7404

Redecking a Bass Tracker

Hey! Well, we took it out a couple times finally last year. Mom enjoyed it. Didn’t catch anything but had fun anyway. It’s been close to two years now. Wow what a difference in history. Our state ran lakes are closed, our local favorite lake was restocked last year after a drain down. Not the best y...
by Blkrvrbart
02 Jun 2019, 19:50
Forum: Motors
Topic: 1980 Mercury 2 stroke 40 linkage
Replies: 1
Views: 398

1980 Mercury 2 stroke 40 linkage

Anybody have a tiller steer 40? I’m thinking this tab on the shaft assembly is for connecting the tiller shift cable. Anybody?
by Blkrvrbart
29 May 2019, 20:33
Forum: Motors
Topic: 1980 Mercury 2 stroke 40 linkage
Replies: 1
Views: 398

1980 Mercury 2 stroke 40 linkage

Hey everybody. Opened the hood on the motor today to tune it up, and found this. 55D362E3-E122-44BE-AF11-7B3954EC0507.jpeg 06B8EC48-CF7A-4988-A3BB-A457D5088346.jpeg It’s the shift shaft assembly short small tab that’s not engaging the shift linkage. Any idea what this short arm on the shaft assembly...
by Blkrvrbart
27 May 2019, 21:52
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Redecking a Bass Tracker
Replies: 42
Views: 7404

Redecking a Bass Tracker

Well, it’s been a year. Lots of flooding around here this spring. Not too great for getting out on the Tracker. But there’s still hope. Hope your fishing days are plentiful.