1984 bass tracker III project

*****This section is for Full Boat Projects Only*****
Bowlershop
Posts: 319
Joined: 30 Jun 2014, 21:44
6
Location: Baraboo, Wisconsin

1984 bass tracker III project

Post by Bowlershop »

Just picked this beauty up! What to do? Leave it , it’s in great shape. Light remodel? Tracker heritage clone?
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

User avatar
jbird68
Posts: 85
Joined: 01 Sep 2016, 11:06
3

1984 bass tracker III project

Post by jbird68 »

I would say if it's in great shape just upgrade the electronics and trolling motor.

jbird68

Morrison, IL
2006 Alumacraft Navigator 165 CS (Crappie Slayer)
2006 Mercury 90 HP Optimax
1979 Evinrude 6 HP Long Shaft Kicker (To be installed)
Minn-Kota Terrova 24V 80# Thrust Trolling Motor w/ I-pilot
2006 Dodge Durango SLT (Bright Blue) 4.7L Next Generation V8

Bowlershop
Posts: 319
Joined: 30 Jun 2014, 21:44
6
Location: Baraboo, Wisconsin

1984 bass tracker III project

Post by Bowlershop »

Yeah I am going to upgrade all the electronics and wiring do to a critter chewing up some wires. I have to remove some panels to replace the wiring so then I thought maybe I should put some new carpet in it. I’m addicted to rebuilding these things so I’ll prob end up doing more than I need to.

User avatar
onthewater102
Posts: 2172
Joined: 15 Mar 2014, 16:57
6
Location: CT

1984 bass tracker III project

Post by onthewater102 »

Wow - that's in awesome shape!
I have a marriage license and a fishing license, but I only carry one in my wallet.

1985 Bass Tracker III - Restoration w/ 1988 Mercury 60hp

For Sale - Custom Hand Tied Jigs, Bladed Jigs,Custom Rods

2002 Alumacraft 1436LT (SOLD)

User avatar
thedude
Posts: 350
Joined: 22 Feb 2018, 21:36
2

1984 bass tracker III project

Post by thedude »

Looks like all the hard work is done. Love those seats.

ckhenshaw4
Posts: 46
Joined: 04 Jul 2017, 16:53
3

1984 bass tracker III project

Post by ckhenshaw4 »

Beautiful boat.

Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk

Bowlershop
Posts: 319
Joined: 30 Jun 2014, 21:44
6
Location: Baraboo, Wisconsin

1984 bass tracker III project

Post by Bowlershop »

Put in a new water pump/impeller kit. Lower unit pressure checked good. Next up is plumbing the Livewell back in, someone unhooked it to use it as storage.

User avatar
jethro
Donor
Posts: 1173
Joined: 25 Jul 2013, 16:12
7
Location: Henniker, NH

1984 bass tracker III project

Post by jethro »

That thing is flawless!
I fish, therefore, I am.

1993 Starcraft SF 14 DLX side console with 25 hp Mercury 2 stroke
2003 Sylvan 2100 Profish walkthrough with 150 Mercury Saltwater and 6hp Mecury 4 stroke kicker

Bowlershop
Posts: 319
Joined: 30 Jun 2014, 21:44
6
Location: Baraboo, Wisconsin

1984 bass tracker III project

Post by Bowlershop »

Replaced batteries. Put in new bildge and livewell pumps. Installed onboard charger. Took the boat out for a few cruzes, runs well and the old trolling motor seems to work great.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

User avatar
kalninm
Posts: 153
Joined: 17 May 2015, 23:29
5
Location: Cortland, NY

1984 bass tracker III project

Post by kalninm »

Those seats are awesome!!!!!

Bowlershop
Posts: 319
Joined: 30 Jun 2014, 21:44
6
Location: Baraboo, Wisconsin

1984 bass tracker III project

Post by Bowlershop »

Added CMC trim tilt. I put a switch on the console and one on the transom cap.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

User avatar
onthewater102
Posts: 2172
Joined: 15 Mar 2014, 16:57
6
Location: CT

1984 bass tracker III project

Post by onthewater102 »

How fast does that 40 push it?
I have a marriage license and a fishing license, but I only carry one in my wallet.

1985 Bass Tracker III - Restoration w/ 1988 Mercury 60hp

For Sale - Custom Hand Tied Jigs, Bladed Jigs,Custom Rods

2002 Alumacraft 1436LT (SOLD)

Bowlershop
Posts: 319
Joined: 30 Jun 2014, 21:44
6
Location: Baraboo, Wisconsin

1984 bass tracker III project

Post by Bowlershop »

I didn’t have a GPS with me to see. But it fealt like about 30 with the CMC on there

Bowlershop
Posts: 319
Joined: 30 Jun 2014, 21:44
6
Location: Baraboo, Wisconsin

1984 bass tracker III project

Post by Bowlershop »

Maybe high 20s?

User avatar
onthewater102
Posts: 2172
Joined: 15 Mar 2014, 16:57
6
Location: CT

1984 bass tracker III project

Post by onthewater102 »

This inspired me to get moving on my Tracker III project that I've been dragging my feet on to this point.

I've got a late 80's 60hp for it, so if the 40hp gets it to the upper 20's I'm sure this will get it going faster than I'm comfortable moving a flat bottom boat.

Congrats again on the turnkey find!
I have a marriage license and a fishing license, but I only carry one in my wallet.

1985 Bass Tracker III - Restoration w/ 1988 Mercury 60hp

For Sale - Custom Hand Tied Jigs, Bladed Jigs,Custom Rods

2002 Alumacraft 1436LT (SOLD)