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by Derek
15 Mar 2015, 08:33
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Derek's Tracker TX-17 rebuild
Replies: 153
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Derek's Tracker TX-17 rebuild

Rob unfortunately there isn't really a short cut. To get to the foam underneath you really have to take it all apart. Seating area and livewell can stay but otherwise its all holding down the floor of the battery/gas compartment
by Derek
27 Feb 2015, 08:02
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Derek's Tracker TX-17 rebuild
Replies: 153
Views: 32175

Derek's Tracker TX-17 rebuild

I don't remember the brand of carpet I got but it was thicker then standard. It makes the hatches hard to open at times but not to bad. If I were to do it over again I would add the anti-fatigue padding under the carpet on the front deck, like the newer boats have. Similar to http://www.protechmats....
by Derek
26 Feb 2015, 11:46
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Derek's Tracker TX-17 rebuild
Replies: 153
Views: 32175

Derek's Tracker TX-17 rebuild

I took all my lids off and carpeted them separately. Drill out the boat side rivets on the hinge, so the hinge is still attached to the lid . Cover the lid with a little flap covering the hinge. When you rivet it back on that flap is now held down with the rivet, between the hinge and deck. Importan...
by Derek
26 Feb 2015, 09:17
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Derek's Tracker TX-17 rebuild
Replies: 153
Views: 32175

Derek's Tracker TX-17 rebuild

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Mine had no mount when I got it.
New one came with a new mount that I epoxied to the bottom
by Derek
26 Feb 2015, 09:05
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Derek's Tracker TX-17 rebuild
Replies: 153
Views: 32175

Derek's Tracker TX-17 rebuild

Do you mean the outlet on the back? If so mine was 2 piece plastic so I just replaced it with one that fit my bilge hose
by Derek
26 Feb 2015, 09:01
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Derek's Tracker TX-17 rebuild
Replies: 153
Views: 32175

Derek's Tracker TX-17 rebuild

Replaced it completely. Mine now has a 1000 gph The Rule pump. I have it wired on an automatic float switch and also an override switch on the dash.
by Derek
10 Jun 2013, 07:51
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Derek's Tracker TX-17 rebuild
Replies: 153
Views: 32175

Derek's Tracker TX-17 rebuild

I had them all welded up. I had a welding shop do it as I have no experience welding aluminum. They just tig'd around and over the rivets and along the cracks. The welding was nicely done. The steel flex is holding up well on the bottom of the boat. I do still get some leaking, but not enough to wor...
by Derek
18 Apr 2013, 09:08
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Derek's Tracker TX-17 rebuild
Replies: 153
Views: 32175

Derek's Tracker TX-17 rebuild

So I took the boat out yesterday to do some testing with/without the hydrofoil. For reference 77 Johnson 70hp with 13.5x18 stainless Raker prop. It should have 5500 rpm @ WOT - with hydrofoil: 32mph at 4700 rpm - without hydrofoil: 35mph at 5100 rpm Problem is the boat is still porpoises somewhat wh...
by Derek
04 Apr 2013, 07:39
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Derek's Tracker TX-17 rebuild
Replies: 153
Views: 32175

Derek's Tracker TX-17 rebuild

My boat is stored inside during the winter so I do not have to worry about snow/ice. It does sit outside from April-November. Cover has been great. It is a trailerable cover but I have only towed with it a couple times. I park the boat in a dirt lot that creates a lot of dust. The cover is filthy an...
by Derek
25 Mar 2013, 09:12
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Derek's Tracker TX-17 rebuild
Replies: 153
Views: 32175

Derek's Tracker TX-17 rebuild

I used a Rule brand switch that I picked up at BassPro. I didn't take any pictures, but I mounted it on the starboard side adjacent to the live well pump. Mount it with the hinge forward and float facing back. I used epoxy to mount the base to the bottom of the boat. I tapped power off my 50A breake...
by Derek
25 Mar 2013, 08:35
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Derek's Tracker TX-17 rebuild
Replies: 153
Views: 32175

Derek's Tracker TX-17 rebuild

I'm ready to break out of hibernation, I can't wait to get the boat on the water. I went and did a couple things I had wanted to do last year and never got around to. I moved my (2) group 31 batteries for the trolling motor up front. One got put back into the port side compartment in the rear of the...
by Derek
28 Feb 2013, 09:41
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Derek's Tracker TX-17 rebuild
Replies: 153
Views: 32175

Derek's Tracker TX-17 rebuild

userspam wrote:Yeah I dont have the resources for this. How many guys would you estimate it would take me to lift off the trailer, flip onto a tarp and after repair flip and return to trailer?

Help is always appreciated!
Is it gutted? If gutted I would say 4 strong guys.
by Derek
28 Feb 2013, 08:44
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Derek's Tracker TX-17 rebuild
Replies: 153
Views: 32175

Derek's Tracker TX-17 rebuild

I made lifting points that span multiple rafters in the garage. I lifted it off the trailer with straps (not the dinky ones) and hung it from the rafters in the garage. The straps were like slings so I was able flip the boat within them. First time I did it with 2 other guys. Second time I managed t...
by Derek
06 Feb 2013, 15:24
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Derek's Tracker TX-17 rebuild
Replies: 153
Views: 32175

Derek's Tracker TX-17 rebuild

I just used purple power cleaner with a bit of bleach mixed in to clean out the inside.
The prep for the epoxy sucked. We sanded the entire boat and it took forever. Then I just cleaned it with acetone.
by Derek
06 Feb 2013, 12:13
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Derek's Tracker TX-17 rebuild
Replies: 153
Views: 32175

Derek's Tracker TX-17 rebuild

userspam wrote:Derek are the speakers for 5.25 or 6.5?
The speakers are 6.5" however with the 3/4" floor I had to mount the speaker from the inside of the underseat compartment and the grills are a little off from center