Search found 32 matches

by Sailor Jules
14 Mar 2014, 20:25
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 17ft Bass Tracker CRACKED HULL
Replies: 46
Views: 7383

17ft Bass Tracker CRACKED HULL

Caught my first fish on the new boat a few days ago, a nice large mouth bass at Saguaro Lake, AZ. Today I started working on the Fish Finder (Eagle Fish Mark 500) and the Trolling Motor (40 Tracker Motor Guide). The previous owner had them installed so im going to follow his lead and just ensure tha...
by Sailor Jules
31 Jan 2014, 18:26
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 17ft Bass Tracker CRACKED HULL
Replies: 46
Views: 7383

17ft Bass Tracker CRACKED HULL

Thanks!

No to the foam sheets, its in there pretty secure with the floorboard sitting on top of it.
by Sailor Jules
27 Jan 2014, 13:30
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 17ft Bass Tracker CRACKED HULL
Replies: 46
Views: 7383

17ft Bass Tracker CRACKED HULL

Well i'm not going to say that she is done, but she floats and is fishable! I took her out to Saguaro on Saturday, had a few problems with getting the bilge pump to turn on, a wire or fuze must have come loose while I was mounting the fuze box. She leaks from somewhere and I had to keep an eye on bi...
by Sailor Jules
22 Jan 2014, 13:20
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 17ft Bass Tracker CRACKED HULL
Replies: 46
Views: 7383

17ft Bass Tracker CRACKED HULL

Put the battery in the boat and she fired right up! Motor hasnt ran in 3 or 4 years, took a little bit of carb choke cleaner, fresh fuel tank, fresh fuel, cleaned the inline fuel filter and she is a runner! Getting her registered on Friday and hopefully ill be out at the lake and in the water on Sat...
by Sailor Jules
18 Jan 2014, 12:39
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 17ft Bass Tracker CRACKED HULL
Replies: 46
Views: 7383

17ft Bass Tracker CRACKED HULL

Felt a great sense of accomplishment last night once I got the seats mounted and sat down to have a beer, almost ready to put her in the water!
Taking the battery to get charged and going to be working on the aft deck area today, wish me luck, lots of cursing in my future.
by Sailor Jules
17 Jan 2014, 23:28
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 17ft Bass Tracker CRACKED HULL
Replies: 46
Views: 7383

17ft Bass Tracker CRACKED HULL

Just put the scupper into the floorboard, mounted the floorboard, mounted the console, currently taking a beer break then about to get to work on the cover for the steering cables and then mount the seats. Tomorrow ill have to buy more long rivets, 3/8 blind rivets and continue riveting the aluminum...
by Sailor Jules
15 Jan 2014, 23:28
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 17ft Bass Tracker CRACKED HULL
Replies: 46
Views: 7383

17ft Bass Tracker CRACKED HULL

Yes, after pulling out the foam I used a heavy bristle nylon brush, a scouring pad, a wire brush on the end of my drill, and a sanding pad on the end of my drill. I vacuumed along the way to ensure I kept a clean working area, I removed the old glue from the panels with the sanding pad and wire brus...
by Sailor Jules
12 Jan 2014, 23:58
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 17ft Bass Tracker CRACKED HULL
Replies: 46
Views: 7383

17ft Bass Tracker CRACKED HULL

Its been a busy holiday season with lots of traveling, but im back and back to work on the boat. The seats are at the upholstery shop and Ive ordered a large piece of carpeting for the main deck, ill pick up the carpet and seats on Tuesday and get them put in this week/weekend. I need to find a one ...
by Sailor Jules
10 Dec 2013, 01:27
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 17ft Bass Tracker CRACKED HULL
Replies: 46
Views: 7383

17ft Bass Tracker CRACKED HULL

mrmr56 - I apologize for the delay in posting. I am attaching photos of the repairs. I removed the ribs, had a friend weld the cracks, I added the pieces of aluminum which we riveted between the hull and the rib and ran them up the sides of the boat. We applied 3M 5200 to the rivets and between the ...
by Sailor Jules
02 Dec 2013, 13:04
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 17ft Bass Tracker CRACKED HULL
Replies: 46
Views: 7383

17ft Bass Tracker CRACKED HULL

Ill take a few pictures of the repair and get them posted for you too see.
by Sailor Jules
21 Nov 2013, 01:37
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1989 Bass Tracker Pro 17 aka FLATS HOOKER
Replies: 11
Views: 6396

1989 Bass Tracker Pro 17 aka FLATS HOOKER

Same boat I have, looks like you have a fun project on your hands! Good luck with the rebuild, keep the pictures coming.
by Sailor Jules
21 Nov 2013, 01:32
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 17ft Bass Tracker CRACKED HULL
Replies: 46
Views: 7383

17ft Bass Tracker Coming back together

These are the updated photos
by Sailor Jules
21 Nov 2013, 00:58
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 17ft Bass Tracker CRACKED HULL
Replies: 46
Views: 7383

Custom storage compartment

All, I am at the point in the rebuild where I want to add some storage in the bow section of my 17ft Bass Tracker. Has anyone found a sight that sells the metal or plastic framing so that I can add the storage much like the newer boats have? Id like to find a similar compartment to what is found on ...
by Sailor Jules
15 Nov 2013, 13:09
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1989 Bass Tracker Pro 17 aka FLATS HOOKER
Replies: 11
Views: 6396

1989 Bass Tracker Pro 17 aka FLATS HOOKER

Ive got pretty much the same boat the 17ft Tracker, I am going to be getting to work on my rebuild portion starting this morning. I see that your had a lot of custom work done to it by the previous owner. Have you found any cracks along your hull? Did your plumbing and wiring all work before you gut...