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by Tin Man
28 Aug 2018, 20:28
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Painting my 2006 Tracker Proguide 16 WT
Replies: 7
Views: 1153

Painting my 2006 Tracker Proguide 16 WT

My plan is to get one coat on on Sat and one on Sunday. Two coats should do it.....but Monday is a holiday (off work), so if a third is needed, I'll do it Monday....it is Labor Day!!!

Will post pics when completed
by Tin Man
27 Aug 2018, 21:39
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 12V Batts Combined in SERIES - Different Size/Capacity OK?
Replies: 4
Views: 605

12V Batts Combined in SERIES - Different Size/Capacity OK?

My charger charges each battery independtly, even when connected in series. Here's my charger: http://www.promariner.com/en/43021 Still not sure if purchasing these two Optima batteries (private party, new, never used) for $300 is wise, seeing as they are different sizes???? These batts new at Optim...
by Tin Man
26 Aug 2018, 15:36
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Painting my 2006 Tracker Proguide 16 WT
Replies: 7
Views: 1153

Painting my 2006 Tracker Proguide 16 WT

Decided that the scratches all over my hull sides and bottom were just bothering me too much! Most details bother me when it comes to my boats and I like things to be ship shape, both mechanically and aesthetically. Sanded hull, sides, and transom with 220 grit. Removing factory decals proved to be ...
by Tin Man
25 Aug 2018, 21:05
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Gregor Baja/alaskan 16
Replies: 3
Views: 379

Gregor Baja/alaskan 16

You may also want to reach out to Keith1....it appears he owns/owned a Gregor.

Check this thread...he posted here.....

https://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopi ... =3&t=34491
by Tin Man
25 Aug 2018, 20:59
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Gregor Baja/alaskan 16
Replies: 3
Views: 379

Gregor Baja/alaskan 16

I'm on the West Coast. Well-respected boat in my parts. Mainly used in salt water by most owners. Owned a new one....2014 (17' Eagle model). Very good quality, all welded, and deep gunnels compared to comparably sized tinnies. I believe the Baja/Alaskan series has the .125 gauge bottom and .100 side...
by Tin Man
25 Aug 2018, 20:29
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Gray fuel line problems
Replies: 25
Views: 2252

Gray fuel line problems

My motor was running bad and missing..... I found that brown/tan crud in my fuel line and also found it in my inline clear glass filter (used in my fuel transfer pump set up) as I was removing/pumping old gas out of boat's fuel tank. Replaced 2 inline filters on my Merc 60hp 4 stroke, and replaced o...
by Tin Man
24 Aug 2018, 00:44
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 12V Batts Combined in SERIES - Different Size/Capacity OK?
Replies: 4
Views: 605

12V Batts Combined in SERIES - Different Size/Capacity OK?

Found a great deal on 2 Optima Blue top batteries from a private seller. Great price....new, never used, two months old. The sizes are D31M and a D27M Combining them in SERIES for 24volts..... Does this pose any problem running my Motorguide 24V trolling motor, in terms of amps, capacity, etc? How a...
by Tin Man
14 Jun 2018, 22:13
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Lacquer Paint by Dupli-Color - Any Recs?
Replies: 4
Views: 517

Lacquer Paint by Dupli-Color - Any Recs?

Hull at bow area is very, very scratched with a few dings and dents. Sides are also scratched with a few dings and dents as well, but bottom of hull is worst...many, many, many scratches! No leaks....but it's the aesthetics are bothering me! Never had a boat with a hull this badly scratched and ding...
by Tin Man
10 Jun 2018, 23:08
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Lacquer Paint by Dupli-Color - Any Recs?
Replies: 4
Views: 517

Lacquer Paint by Dupli-Color - Any Recs?

Thinking of using this laquer paint on my 2006 Tracker Pro Guide. https://www.oreillyauto.com/detail/b/paint-shop-3395/chemicals---fluids-16461/paint---body-repair-16614/paint---lacquer-17769/978c29fccaa9/dupli-color-paint-shop-base-coat/bsp202/4268486?pos=24 It is a three step process.... 1. Primer...
by Tin Man
30 May 2018, 21:56
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Painting, Wrapping, Sticky Vinyl a Boat....How to?
Replies: 17
Views: 821

Painting, Wrapping, Sticky Vinyl a Boat....How to?

richg99 wrote: Johnny on this site knows all you need to know.

Who's Johnny? I would like to ask him for some painting and prep advice.
by Tin Man
30 May 2018, 21:54
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Painting, Wrapping, Sticky Vinyl a Boat....How to?
Replies: 17
Views: 821

Painting, Wrapping, Sticky Vinyl a Boat....How to?

I agree on the fishing toys....especially the Helix and TM with iPilot!!!!! My boat is a Tracker Pro Guide V16 and all of the interior is covered with decking, console/windshield, etc. so nothing can be seen on interior from an exterior repair. I just hate painting without filling the dents and ding...
by Tin Man
29 May 2018, 20:50
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Painting, Wrapping, Sticky Vinyl a Boat....How to?
Replies: 17
Views: 821

Painting, Wrapping, Sticky Vinyl a Boat....How to?

If you want your result to look like a new boat, whether you use wrap, vinyl, or paint; you will have to do the same process of prep no mater which final covering you choose. Dents, dings, and scratches will always telegraph through. When I did the restoration of an '81 Lund it had its share of den...
by Tin Man
28 May 2018, 21:19
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Lowrance HDS Gen 3 9" - Comments?
Replies: 2
Views: 399

Lowrance HDS Gen 3 9" - Comments?

Also considering the Hook2 9" with Triple Shot and Navionics+.....$750 OTD!
I'm sure this unit is way more adequate than what I need for my local lakes and river.
by Tin Man
28 May 2018, 09:46
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Lowrance HDS Gen 3 9" - Comments?
Replies: 2
Views: 399

Lowrance HDS Gen 3 9" - Comments?

Memorial Day special......Found a new one for $1039 ($1299 with 20% off) free shipping and includes the Total Scan transducer. I fish primarily SoCal lakes, and at times, Colorado River, Lake Havasu, Lake Mohave, etc. Mostly trolling for Stripers but also fish for Cats, Crappie, and Trout I need a n...
by Tin Man
27 May 2018, 09:13
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Painting, Wrapping, Sticky Vinyl a Boat....How to?
Replies: 17
Views: 821

Painting, Wrapping, Sticky Vinyl a Boat....How to?

I recently purchased a 2006 Tracker Pro Guide 16V WT. It's a little bumped and bruised.....dents, dings, scratches on side of hull and scrapped on bottom of hull as if beached frequently on sand/beaches. I would like to spruce it up and make it look nicer. Here are three options I am considering: 1....