1984 bass tracker III project

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1984 bass tracker III project

Post by Bowlershop » 25 Jun 2018, 12:16

Just picked this beauty up! What to do? Leave it , it’s in great shape. Light remodel? Tracker heritage clone?
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1984 bass tracker III project

Post by jbird68 » 25 Jun 2018, 12:20

I would say if it's in great shape just upgrade the electronics and trolling motor.

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Post by Bowlershop » 25 Jun 2018, 12:57

Yeah I am going to upgrade all the electronics and wiring do to a critter chewing up some wires. I have to remove some panels to replace the wiring so then I thought maybe I should put some new carpet in it. I’m addicted to rebuilding these things so I’ll prob end up doing more than I need to.

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Post by onthewater102 » 25 Jun 2018, 14:06

Wow - that's in awesome shape!
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Post by thedude » 25 Jun 2018, 19:55

Looks like all the hard work is done. Love those seats.

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Post by ckhenshaw4 » 25 Jun 2018, 20:36

Beautiful boat.

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Post by Bowlershop » 27 Jun 2018, 10:54

Put in a new water pump/impeller kit. Lower unit pressure checked good. Next up is plumbing the Livewell back in, someone unhooked it to use it as storage.

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Post by jethro » 28 Jun 2018, 09:07

That thing is flawless!
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Post by Bowlershop » 04 Jul 2018, 18:04

Replaced batteries. Put in new bildge and livewell pumps. Installed onboard charger. Took the boat out for a few cruzes, runs well and the old trolling motor seems to work great.
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Post by kalninm » 05 Jul 2018, 10:10

Those seats are awesome!!!!!

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Post by Bowlershop » 12 Jul 2018, 14:55

Added CMC trim tilt. I put a switch on the console and one on the transom cap.
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Post by onthewater102 » 12 Jul 2018, 15:26

How fast does that 40 push it?
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Post by Bowlershop » 12 Jul 2018, 23:49

I didn’t have a GPS with me to see. But it fealt like about 30 with the CMC on there

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Post by Bowlershop » 12 Jul 2018, 23:50

Maybe high 20s?

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Post by onthewater102 » 16 Jul 2018, 09:58

This inspired me to get moving on my Tracker III project that I've been dragging my feet on to this point.

I've got a late 80's 60hp for it, so if the 40hp gets it to the upper 20's I'm sure this will get it going faster than I'm comfortable moving a flat bottom boat.

Congrats again on the turnkey find!
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