87 Bass Tracker MV 16 rebuild and upgrade.

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87 Bass Tracker MV 16 rebuild and upgrade.

Post by rcaircraftnut »

Last Monday I was lucky enough to be able to purchase this boat for the paltry sum of $600. Has the original Merc 35 horse on it. Needs a new starter unless I can get the bendix freed up. Had a 28lb minkota on it but it was in sad shape and I could not get it working. Admittidly I didnt try hard. I have a Motorguide 24v Brute 50lb with a Gatormount so no worries there exept where to put the batteries. Got the old trolling motor off, console loose, decks out, and most of the old foam out today. Bow foam and transom/flotation box foam looks good but Im going to tear it all out anyway. Going to make the two factory livewells dry storage on one side and a cooler that has the livewell recirc plumbing coiled inside it to cool the livewell on the other. Then build a larger single livewell just aft of them. Also going to build a raised deck with a battery/fuel tank compartment. No carpet. Going to bedliner everything. Got new foam for under the floors, it was waterlogged, as well as the plywood for the decks. Hope to get the leaks fixed in the bow tomorrow and then start framing in the decks and hatches. Pics tommorow. Got in a hurry and forgot to take any. Lol.

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