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by schinkr1
15 Jul 2019, 21:05
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Tracker Grizzly 1648 Build
Replies: 34
Views: 11479

Re: Tracker Grizzly 1648 Build

Man, you are bringing back some bad memories...lol. I ended up using a drywall type hand saw and it wasn't too bad. I just cut small squares maybe 4x4 or so and pulled them out, ripping the back of the square free. It made the least amount of mess and wasn't too bad.
by schinkr1
13 Jul 2019, 14:19
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Tracker Grizzly 1648 Build
Replies: 34
Views: 11479

Re: Tracker Grizzly 1648 Build

I don't recall if I actually put it on a scale, think I did, but water is very heavy. I was putting the water logged foam into those heavy duty green plastic trash bags and had to keep grabbing new bags so they wouldn't break from the weight. If the foam is water logged, it's adding a lot of unneces...
by schinkr1
09 Sep 2018, 21:31
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Tracker Grizzly 1648 Build
Replies: 34
Views: 11479

Tracker Grizzly 1648 Build

Hi, You want those 4 holes open. Water pools up in there from rain, splash, and what-not and will fry the electric components under your foot pedal. I was shown what happens when water does not flow out of the tray. Jim There is a 1" drain hole in the pan to drain any water that accumulates. The ot...
by schinkr1
08 Sep 2018, 18:32
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Tracker Grizzly 1648 Build
Replies: 34
Views: 11479

Tracker Grizzly 1648 Build

The only gripe about the R&R tray are the four holes they pre-drill in the floor of the pan. Found these 1/4" plugs at Lowes. Perfect fit. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1858/44559537701_d143c72a5c_z.jpg I plan on using a stand up pedestal seat. The distance from the seat to the pedal is actually ri...
by schinkr1
07 Sep 2018, 23:25
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Tracker Grizzly 1648 Build
Replies: 34
Views: 11479

Tracker Grizzly 1648 Build

I haven't done anything to the boat in a while and the one thing I regret not adding was a recessed trolling motor. Standing on 1 leg all day really takes it's toll on your knee and back. I didn't add during the original build because there were support braces running right up the middle of the boat...
by schinkr1
27 Apr 2018, 20:03
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Grizzly 1648 build
Replies: 2
Views: 1002

Grizzly 1648 build

That's why I didn't add one to my Grizzly, but my back regrets it. I'll wait until you do yours and wait to hear how it goes :)
by schinkr1
26 Apr 2018, 07:33
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Tracker Grizzly 1648 Build
Replies: 34
Views: 11479

Tracker Grizzly 1648 Build

I bought the front hatch from Cabelas. Quality was way better than I expected. I had the rear hatch made by a guy on this forum (Prowelder i.e. Matt Downs).
by schinkr1
19 Apr 2018, 08:53
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Tracker Grizzly 1648 Build
Replies: 34
Views: 11479

Tracker Grizzly 1648 Build

Appreciate that. If you run into snags or want to know how I did something just ask. I didn't post a ton of detail, but be glad to help.
by schinkr1
10 Jun 2017, 19:39
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Tracker Grizzly PPG Paint Code
Replies: 6
Views: 3968

Tracker Grizzly PPG Paint Code

Appreciate the replies, but I asked over a year ago :) I ended up taking a piece to my PPG dealer and they were able to do a spot on match. Think I paid about $20 for the quart and it was a dead nuts match. I saved the PPG formula posted here just in case.
by schinkr1
17 May 2017, 22:11
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Livewell Water Direction
Replies: 8
Views: 829

Livewell Water Direction

Is that picture that shows your floor accurate? If so, do you plan to level it out? Reason I'm asking, my Tracker 1648 was the same way. When I leveled it, under the center was obviously higher, so I ran a fill line and drain line from there to the back of the hull. I would be worried about the fill...
by schinkr1
08 Apr 2017, 23:56
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Tracker Grizzly 1648 Build
Replies: 34
Views: 11479

Tracker Grizzly 1648 Build

I was trying to figure out a good way to strap the hatch down and decided it was just easier to throw the hinge on it. Still have room to get to the batteries and gas tank, so calling it done. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4581/24775690088_979daa6cc9_z.jpg Since I'm trying to keep the boat light, I...
by schinkr1
06 Apr 2017, 22:53
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Tracker Grizzly 1648 Build
Replies: 34
Views: 11479

Tracker Grizzly 1648 Build

I have a hinge for it, just need to install it. It's snug enough that it's not going anywhere, but I don't want to take any chances.
by schinkr1
06 Apr 2017, 20:07
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1652 Weldbilt customers boat for professionalwelding@gmail.c
Replies: 102
Views: 9125

1652 Weldbilt customers boat for professionalwelding@gmail.c

Matt, thanks again for the awesome work you did for me. The rear hatch you built for me was perfect! It's on page 2 of my build if you want to check it out. https://www.forum.tinboats.net/viewtopi ... 21&t=41595
by schinkr1
06 Apr 2017, 19:45
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Tracker Grizzly 1648 Build
Replies: 34
Views: 11479

Tracker Grizzly 1648 Build

Made a couple of minor changes while I was at it. I had an extra ruler holder from my other boat, so built that in next to the livewell. I also removed the charging port. I'm going to remove the on-board charger from the boat to save a few pounds and hook up some quick connect clips to charge it. ht...
by schinkr1
13 Mar 2017, 23:15
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Tracker Grizzly 1648 Build
Replies: 34
Views: 11479

Tracker Grizzly 1648 Build

Having the batteries up front didn't work out. First of all, it made the boat just heavy enough that it caused my livewell fill hose to run slightly down hill, creating an air lock. I had to put the boat in reverse to clear it. It was also plowing water. I moved them to the back and the livewell pum...