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by Derek
29 Mar 2012, 07:55
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Derek's Tracker TX-17 rebuild
Replies: 153
Views: 33561

Derek's Tracker TX-17 rebuild

My plan is to be back on the water at some point this weekend. I was able to make up brandy new bunks for my trailer last night. They will go on the trailer before I put the boat back on. I also picked up a new impeller for the motor. I'll give it a face lift at some point, right now I just want to ...
by Derek
26 Mar 2012, 12:01
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Derek's Tracker TX-17 rebuild
Replies: 153
Views: 33561

Derek's Tracker TX-17 rebuild

No way. Mine still has 4' of front deck still in it and the whole rear deck in it, so its heavier but still. Now if it was bare 2 can flip it over in the grass, but going to need 4 guys to carry/flip it without putting it down (like when just painted). I used large straps to make slings and hang it ...
by Derek
26 Mar 2012, 09:44
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Derek's Tracker TX-17 rebuild
Replies: 153
Views: 33561

Derek's Tracker TX-17 rebuild

Steelflex is complete, well for now. I did the whole bottom and the lower section of the transom. I pulled the tape when I was done and it ran on the transom bad. I will touch that up at some point when the boat is flipped back over. Aside from the transom it went fairly well and covered well. I cou...
by Derek
23 Mar 2012, 15:38
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Tracker - general info question
Replies: 3
Views: 318

Tracker - general info question

around the mid 90's most bass boats got wider, tracker included. I believe it was 94 but don't quote me.
Before the change the 17' boats had a 49" bottom
by Derek
19 Mar 2012, 14:05
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Derek's Tracker TX-17 rebuild
Replies: 153
Views: 33561

Derek's Tracker TX-17 rebuild

That is the only one I took. I will take more when i do the steel flex
by Derek
19 Mar 2012, 10:37
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Derek's Tracker TX-17 rebuild
Replies: 153
Views: 33561

Derek's Tracker TX-17 rebuild

Well I did not get as much as I wanted done this weekend, for multiple reasons. Anyway my cousin sprayed the sides of the boat Friday night. Etching primer, sealer, paint and 2 coats of clear. Painted to match my Dodge. I have the boat taped off and the bottom prepared for the steel flex. Hopefully ...
by Derek
15 Mar 2012, 15:20
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Pike action was hot today on St Clair
Replies: 9
Views: 365

Pike action was hot today on St Clair

nice, what were most of them caught on?
by Derek
13 Mar 2012, 10:48
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Bigfoot wiring - removable plug?
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Bigfoot wiring - removable plug?

You should also have a breaker/fuse in-line on the (+) side as well. Likely 50amp
by Derek
13 Mar 2012, 10:44
Forum: Trailers
Topic: Newbie Trailer Question
Replies: 6
Views: 468

Newbie Trailer Question

Its best if the transom is supported completely by the bunks, hanging off will eventually hook the hull.
The small bunk should be for the bottom/front of the boat to rest on, right before the front curls up.
Maybe you can move your winch post forward and slide the whole boat forward
by Derek
13 Mar 2012, 10:41
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Bigfoot wiring - removable plug?
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Bigfoot wiring - removable plug?

put the male end of the plug on the trolling motor (+) and (-) cables
Female plug (boat side) gets the (+) cable from the battery, the other wire is the (-) cable from the battery with the bigfoot wired in-line
by Derek
05 Mar 2012, 09:28
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Derek's Tracker TX-17 rebuild
Replies: 153
Views: 33561

Derek's Tracker TX-17 rebuild

Sanding and decal removal is going slow, making it slower is the boat is stored about 1:20 away from me during the winter. Took me 2.5 hrs to remove the tracker decal down one side. ](*,) More sanding was done also. Steelflex and hopefully paint within 2 weeks is my goal.
by Derek
28 Feb 2012, 10:49
Forum: Boat House
Topic: recess tray problem
Replies: 5
Views: 341

recess tray problem

move the existing brace forward and put another brace behind the tray
by Derek
27 Jan 2012, 13:25
Forum: Hobbies
Topic: 100% Lead free jigs and jig heads
Replies: 8
Views: 1873

100% Lead frre jigs and jig heads

What are you using? steel? Have you done other sizes/shapes?
I am also in Mass, interested in selling some?
by Derek
18 Jan 2012, 09:37
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Derek's Tracker TX-17 rebuild
Replies: 153
Views: 33561

Derek's Tracker TX-17 rebuild

Well its that time of year again. Going to be going through the boat this winter to do some things I wish I had done last year, and some new things that have come up. First order of business is to get the hull solid and leak free. I have a couple areas on the boat where small stress cracks have star...
by Derek
13 Jan 2012, 13:31
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: SHIRTS - SHIRTS - SHIRTS & Stuff
Replies: 115
Views: 5009

SHIRTS - SHIRTS - SHIRTS & Stuff

(1) XXL black shirt and (1) flag sticker
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