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by Alvarez1112
01 Oct 2019, 09:53
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1860 Tracker Grizzly Rebuild Project...Tower Boat Build!
Replies: 36
Views: 7494

1860 Tracker Grizzly Rebuild Project...Tower Boat Build!

Thanks! I say go for it as long as the tower doesn't limit you due to fixed bridges. Mine does keep me out of certain areas that were accessible before.
by Alvarez1112
05 Aug 2019, 18:31
Forum: Sell it, buy it, swap it
Topic: 2007 Custom Tracker Grizzly 1860 Tower Boat With 90 HP Mariner
Replies: 0
Views: 495

2007 Custom Tracker Grizzly 1860 Tower Boat With 90 HP Mariner

I've decided that despite my recent rebuild it's time for me to move on to something a little more family friendly. With 3 small children I simply need more room. I am selling my 2007 Grizzly 1860 that has had a lot of work done over the years. It is powered by a 1996 Mariner 90 HP 2-stroke. It will...
by Alvarez1112
07 Jul 2019, 22:04
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1860 Tracker Grizzly Rebuild Project...Tower Boat Build!
Replies: 36
Views: 7494

1860 Tracker Grizzly Rebuild Project...Tower Boat Build!

Well I finally made it out on the water today. I still need to finish up some paint and latches on the hatches, and reinstall my side panels but the rigging is done. 20190707_073242.jpg I took it for a shakedown run and it handled about as expected. It is inherently a little more "tippy" but far fro...
by Alvarez1112
01 Jul 2019, 19:53
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1860 Tracker Grizzly Rebuild Project...Tower Boat Build!
Replies: 36
Views: 7494

1860 Tracker Grizzly Rebuild Project...Tower Boat Build!

Not a whole lot new to show I've just been working on the wiring and some hatch lids. The box below the tower serves as a passthrough and junction box for the wiring and controls. It is also where the house battery will be located. 20190629_224455.jpg The livewells have lids now. I just need to pain...
by Alvarez1112
23 Jun 2019, 19:51
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1860 Tracker Grizzly Rebuild Project...Tower Boat Build!
Replies: 36
Views: 7494

1860 Tracker Grizzly Rebuild Project...Tower Boat Build!

Working on rigging and wiring a little today. It's WAAAAYYYY too hot down here in South FL for it only being June. Umbrella and two blower fans are now standard equipment for working outside.
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by Alvarez1112
23 Jun 2019, 19:48
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1860 Tracker Grizzly Rebuild Project...Tower Boat Build!
Replies: 36
Views: 7494

1860 Tracker Grizzly Rebuild Project...Tower Boat Build!

Great work Alvarez. I love the all aluminum concept. I have a 16 foot deep V that I want to set up similar to your boat with all aluminum but without the tower. I want the ease of cleaning and the ability to leave it out in the elements also. I personnaly don't think that wood and carpet have no pl...
by Alvarez1112
23 Jun 2019, 19:41
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1860 Tracker Grizzly Rebuild Project...Tower Boat Build!
Replies: 36
Views: 7494

1860 Tracker Grizzly Rebuild Project...Tower Boat Build!

Nice rig! Once when I had a livewell w/ square corners I’d take a clear 2-liter bottle and cut a tall ‘strip’ about 4” wide and glued into the corners w/ hot melt glue. Didn’t hold the best, so I finally added gooped rivets just on the top to hold it. That stopped the baits from getting stuck in th...
by Alvarez1112
19 Jun 2019, 20:06
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1860 Tracker Grizzly Rebuild Project...Tower Boat Build!
Replies: 36
Views: 7494

1860 Tracker Grizzly Rebuild Project...Tower Boat Build!

Finally a bit of progress. The tower is complete and back from powder coating. I got it mounted in the boat this afternoon. 20190619_190904.jpg 20190619_191009.jpg The livewells are guttered, painted, and set in place. I still need to plumb them to be complete. 20190619_181239.jpg Now it's on to rig...
by Alvarez1112
16 Jun 2019, 22:15
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1860 Tracker Grizzly Rebuild Project...Tower Boat Build!
Replies: 36
Views: 7494

1860 Tracker Grizzly Rebuild Project...Tower Boat Build!

Great looking project you have there! I have never seen a boat with a tower like that before and I was wondering what exactly is the purpose behind the elevated platform for operating it like that? It's for the change of scenery! The elevated platform is great for sight fishing. You'd be amazed at ...
by Alvarez1112
26 May 2019, 22:32
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1860 Tracker Grizzly Rebuild Project...Tower Boat Build!
Replies: 36
Views: 7494

1860 Tracker Grizzly Rebuild Project...Tower Boat Build!

Spent a late night in the shop on Friday and managed to get the decks prepped, primed, and Kiwigrip applied. I'm satisfied with the results for my first time using any of the products involved. Only time will tell how it holds up.
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by Alvarez1112
23 May 2019, 20:00
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1860 Tracker Grizzly Rebuild Project...Tower Boat Build!
Replies: 36
Views: 7494

1860 Tracker Grizzly Rebuild Project...Tower Boat Build!

Got the livewells built and fitted over the last couple days. I still need to frame/gutter the the top edges and build lids. They're not ideal with squared off corners, but it was the best use of space building them this way and following the side of the boat. I also have the deck trimmed and ready ...
by Alvarez1112
20 May 2019, 11:27
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: FORUM UPGRADE ISSUES
Replies: 84
Views: 7100

FORUM UPGRADE ISSUES

Good to go on the photo uploads now. No longer getting the unsupported file message. =D> =D>
by Alvarez1112
20 May 2019, 11:24
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1860 Tracker Grizzly Rebuild Project...Tower Boat Build!
Replies: 36
Views: 7494

1860 Tracker Grizzly Rebuild Project...Tower Boat Build!

Unfortunately it was another slow week on the boat, but the tower is out for final weld up and I went ahead and popped the back deck. I removed the old foam and have a decent idea of what I want to do. My plan is two approximately 20 gallon live wells one on each side with a rear access port for plu...
by Alvarez1112
19 May 2019, 21:56
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: FORUM UPGRADE ISSUES
Replies: 84
Views: 7100

FORUM UPGRADE ISSUES

Is there a new process for uploading photos? I dont see the option to add files any more. It could be because I'm on my phone and not a PC.
by Alvarez1112
09 May 2019, 19:10
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1860 Tracker Grizzly Rebuild Project...Tower Boat Build!
Replies: 36
Views: 7494

1860 Tracker Grizzly Rebuild Project...Tower Boat Build!

I've been busy with work and family but made a little bit of progress. Just a couple more bars and a bunch of rod holders then I can pull it apart to final weld the tower. I'm hoping that I can get torn down and get the Kiwi Grip done next weekend. I may pop the back deck off and see about building ...