Tracker Grizzly 1648 Build

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schinkr1
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Tracker Grizzly 1648 Build

Post by schinkr1 » 09 Sep 2018, 21:31

Jim wrote: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 other 4 holes are only 1/4", so can't imagine they are for drainage. Is your comment specific to the R&R pan or just in general?

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Re: Tracker Grizzly 1648 Build

Post by 1648grizz » 07 Jul 2019, 15:48

schinkr1 wrote:
29 Aug 2016, 20:49
Is there something particular you wanted to see with the trolling motor? Be glad to take a pic from a different angle. I wanted to put a recessed tray in, but there were two braces that ran up the middle and I didn't want to mess with weakening the front deck.
I have a 2005 1648 Grizzly. I believe the foam is waterlogged also, you actually got 150lbs of it out of your boat?

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Re: Tracker Grizzly 1648 Build

Post by schinkr1 » 13 Jul 2019, 14:19

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 unnecessary weight and not providing any safety value.

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Re: Tracker Grizzly 1648 Build

Post by 1648grizz » 15 Jul 2019, 20:33

schinkr1 wrote:
13 Jul 2019, 14:19
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 unnecessary weight and not providing any safety value.
What was your trick to get the foam out of them little holes you put in your bench? I cut a 6.5" hole and what a pain getting the foam out.
I got about 30lbs out of left front and not done yet.
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Re: Tracker Grizzly 1648 Build

Post by schinkr1 » 15 Jul 2019, 21:05

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.

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