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Cody87
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Post by Cody87 » 27 Aug 2016, 21:40

Hey guys this is my first Bass tracker. She needed a little work. The boat has come a long way
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The floors were in bad shape. But i got her for a good price. I started with removing the wood floor and front deck.
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I replaced the foam under the floor. I got 2 sheets of 1/8 aluminum diamond plate from my local steel and metal liquidator. And a new jig saw from HFT and got started.
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After hours with a grinder and a brush cup i was ready for primer and paint. Then i ran a new wiring harness.
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I still have a long way to go. But i am having a great time. Me and my wife can not wait to get her on the river. thanks for looking.
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Post by Cody87 » 27 Aug 2016, 21:45

Painted the console and started to get her back together.
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Post by mrdrh99 » 27 Aug 2016, 22:27

Looks awesome, what paint did you use?
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Post by Cody87 » 27 Aug 2016, 22:46

Majic Paints khaki camouflage paint. Alkyd enamel based paint. Over aluminum primer from HD

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Post by Cody87 » 29 Aug 2016, 22:30

Well got a 65hp merc. I think its a late 70's.
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Both outboards have a broken skeg. The 35hp merc that came with my boat has a bent prop shaft. I got this 65hp for the lower unit. But i am thinking about swapping the whole outboard.I think i can add tilt trim on the 65hp cheaper than i can for the 35hp. I plan to make a homemade skeg guard. Got all the decals off the boat. almost ready to brush cup the hull. Thinking about bottom paint after i roll on the Kahki just not sure.
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Post by TNtroller » 30 Aug 2016, 05:59

Looking good, enjoy when you get it done,

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Post by murphy67 » 30 Aug 2016, 13:10

Looks awesome!! =D> Nice work!
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Post by stomper » 01 Sep 2016, 20:26

Looks great. Thats going to be a sweet boat. I love diamond plate. Just out of curiosity how much did you pay for a sheet of it. Are those 4x8 or 5x10 sheets.

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Post by Abraham » 01 Sep 2016, 22:04

Looking real good. Love how the floor turned out. Hope you have some luck on one or both of the engines. If not, I'd buy the hull from ya:)

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Post by Cody87 » 02 Sep 2016, 20:14

Thanks guys it means a lot. Yes the floors did turn out great. They are 4x8 sheets and i got them new for 60 each. I wish i had more time to work on her. But i have to pay the bills. I hope to get some work done soon.

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Post by stomper » 03 Sep 2016, 06:46

wow $60. I beleive they are 3 times that around here.

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Post by hsdtech » 04 Sep 2016, 21:27

Hey what kind of foam did you install in the boat? And did you rivet the floor and decks? Great work by the way.

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Post by Cody87 » 04 Sep 2016, 23:18

I used the 2in thick blue foam sheets from Lowe's. And my decks are screwed down.

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Post by bassin1986 » 19 Sep 2016, 22:09

Cody87 wrote:I used the 2in thick blue foam sheets from Lowe's. And my decks are screwed down.
What kind of screws did you use?

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Post by kofkorn » 20 Sep 2016, 09:20

Looks Good! I love mine, great little boat that can go almost anywhere. I've upgraded mine to a 60hp Johnson, and I'm getting about 36 mph on the GPS. That 65 should push you right along!

Good luck!

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