87 Bass Tracker MV 16 rebuild and upgrade.

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Got the floor decking cut out yesterday evening. Had to cut the grass and go to the dump so not much done on the boat yesterday. Plan to get the foam in and the floor in and painted today. Wish me luck.

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Bottom of floor painted with acrylic enamel and several liberally applied coats of it. Will be getting a non skid version of the same color product oon the top.
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Still need to rivet it down once the non skid is fully cured but we have a floor. =D>
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Now I am waiting for my deck drain fittingd to arrive in the mail. Grrr. Thats what I get for not thinking ahead haha. Plan to start wiring this evening.

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Got the hole cut for the deck drain. Letting the fresh paint on the edge dry then I will add a second cote to the entire floor on both sides. Then I plan to use poly sealant in the rivet holes as I install them then paint over the rivets themselves. Doing everything I can to keep this floor from rotting.

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Got the painting all done yesterday and the deck drain installed. Will get the floor final installed today. Then start framing for the rear decck and the front deck extention. Stay tuned.

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Floor is in. Framing for the rear deck has begun.
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Glassing up a new plywood laminate transom for the 20' pontoon boat also today.
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Now we wait. Haha.
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Rain forcast rest of this week. Will try to measure and cut out the wood for the rear deck and compartment walls and get them painted so I can make more visable progress this weekend. If I can get some more aluminum channel by then. Will order it tomorrow.

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Rod holder mods started.
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New livewell is in and plumbing is started. Have the long spaybar on the recirc/bilge out through the chiller in the original livewell. And the smaller sprayer for filling.
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Overall I am pretty happy with how it's coming out.
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I know I said I was going to refrain from adding too much but this just had to be done. That stock well was DINKY!

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Rain today. Rain forcast till Sunday. Also I ran short of tubing for the livewell so no progress till this weekend I imagine.
However, I got word Yesterday I will be able to start moving into my new shop this weekend. So if all goes well I will be making updates from indoors soon. This will also allow me to expand what I am doing as well as allow multiple boats to be in progress at once so I can work on one while resins ect dry on another one ect.