87 Bass Tracker MV 16 rebuild and upgrade.

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Post by LDUBS » 08 May 2019, 18:25

rcaircraftnut wrote:Now we wait. Haha.

Looks like you are gluing up two pieces of plywood to achieve a desired thickness. Looks like you put FG cloth between the two plywood pieces. I was wondering why sandwich the cloth between the two pieces of ply?
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Post by rcaircraftnut » 11 May 2019, 14:13

LDUBS wrote:
rcaircraftnut wrote:Now we wait. Haha.

Looks like you are gluing up two pieces of plywood to achieve a desired thickness. Looks like you put FG cloth between the two plywood pieces. I was wondering why sandwich the cloth between the two pieces of ply?
It is called a laminate. The cloth gives the resin more bite substatially increasing strength. Makes a much stronger panel overall. I will also be glassing the outside of it.

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Post by rcaircraftnut » 11 May 2019, 20:02

Got the livewell plumbing sorted today. Need to go get some clamps in the morning but otherwise thats done.
Got the flotation in on the wet side of the boat. Then laid out the wiring and built a basic harness for it. Now we will see more rapid progress. Pics tomorrow.

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Post by rcaircraftnut » 12 May 2019, 18:07

Progress
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Livewell chiller.
Livewell chiller.
Stern harness.
Stern harness.
Main wiring.
Main wiring.
Bow wiring.
Bow wiring.
How ot looks overall.
How ot looks overall.

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Post by rcaircraftnut » 12 May 2019, 22:03

Found a deal on a 12 volt trolling motor for the boat. Had to replace the pedal woth one I had off another broken trolling motor of the same make but it works perfectly and cost me a whopping $25 lol. And yes the shop os a mess. I am getting ready to start moving so see no need in cleaning up just yet haha.
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Post by rcaircraftnut » 13 May 2019, 20:56

Got the new fuse panel installed and the wiring tiddied up. Need to pick up some grommets to go in the holes to prevent chaffing of the wires as well as the livewell tubing but those are easy little details to button up.
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Post by rcaircraftnut » 13 May 2019, 21:00

Tried to reinstall the old console. It is warped from the sun. When gently pushing it back ino shape it started to crack again. So the old sun baked glass is too brittle. Will be building a simple replacement out of fiberglass using the foam core method. Will use plywood in needed areas for mounting strength.

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Post by rcaircraftnut » 18 May 2019, 11:44

Plan to work on glassing the pontoon transom today. Crappy weather so no outside work for a while. Forcast shows crap through Wed. May try to go clean out the new shop some and get the power on in it and some lights working in there.

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Post by rcaircraftnut » 20 May 2019, 07:19

Got the pontoon transom done yesterday. Motor back on. Yay.

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Post by rcaircraftnut » 21 May 2019, 20:17

Pontoon transom. For those interested.
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Post by rcaircraftnut » 21 May 2019, 20:19

Steering cable, helm, and engine controls are in. Not hooked up to engine yet but I have other work to do there. Cleaned up these seats out of another boat. Got the bases made but paint is taking forever in this humidity to dry.
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Post by rcaircraftnut » 21 May 2019, 21:39

Basic console os together and ready for fiberglassing and finishing. This should be way more comfy to drive.
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Post by rcaircraftnut » 22 May 2019, 18:43

Painting and glassing and waiting. In that order lol. Hope to have the seats mounted and the livewell chiller insulated by dark. However working on the console as well so it may be tomorrow lol.

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Post by rcaircraftnut » 22 May 2019, 19:18

Decided not to ise the foam core fiberglass method to make the console due to materials on hand and the ammount of time it takes. A week or more of evenings that I just dont have in the budget. So the simple plywood method will be good enough for this season. If the boat dont sell by winter I will make a better console then.

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Post by rcaircraftnut » 22 May 2019, 20:24

Ok. Got the seats permanantly mounted. Still need to insulate the chiller but I'm not sure yet how I want to do it. Got a few options I'm mullin over. Console is almost ready for filler. However the mosquitos are killin tonite haha.
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