87 Bass Tracker MV 16 rebuild and upgrade.

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rcaircraftnut
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Re: 87 Bass Tracker MV 16 rebuild and upgrade.

Post by rcaircraftnut » 12 Jun 2019, 20:40

Got the console final mounted, a second cote of paint on the bottom side of the deck parts, and the trolling motor is mounted, wired, and tested.
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Re: 87 Bass Tracker MV 16 rebuild and upgrade.

Post by rcaircraftnut » 16 Jun 2019, 19:18

Wiring is pretty much all done. Still need to tiddy up under the console and add some grommets but the rain moved in. It gave me a chance to try out the new cover.
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Re: 87 Bass Tracker MV 16 rebuild and upgrade.

Post by rcaircraftnut » 17 Jun 2019, 00:56

If I can get the rear deck parts done and installed in time, the water pump should be here Tuesday afternoon. Hopefully we can have a first outing by Thursday.

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Re: 87 Bass Tracker MV 16 rebuild and upgrade.

Post by rcaircraftnut » 18 Jun 2019, 21:17

Carpet cut. Time for glue!!!! :mrgreen:
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Re: 87 Bass Tracker MV 16 rebuild and upgrade.

Post by large5513 » 19 Jun 2019, 15:42

Bowlershop wrote:
18 Feb 2019, 11:43
rcaircraftnut wrote:Read that treated woods like marine grade are not recomended in aluminum boats. Someting about corosion of the metals. So I will get some exteririor grade and coat it in polyester resin. Will do the bow wood the same way. Hope to be able to get it all ready for welding by Friday. If so I will drag it to work with me and go to the welders after work. The livewell plumbing was all bad. Brittle from age. Both drains have been filled with some kind of sealant lol. The pump broke as soon as I tried to turn the nut on the thru hull. Again, brittle with age. Thankfully though most if not all the wiring is intact and in servicable condition. Now on wiring I generally know what Im doing. I was a Navy electrician haha.
You are correct, do not use treated would against aluminum as it is treated with chemicals that will cause corrosion. Marine Grade plywood on the other hand is not treated with any chemicals and is safe to use on aluminum. Marine board is a high grade board, very dense and uses waterproof glue. I use marine board on all my builds but I still coat it with poly urethane or paint to protect it from water. My local menards stocks marine board.
i just redid my 97 Grumman and used marine plywood from Menards and coated it with Marine Spar Varnish

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Re: 87 Bass Tracker MV 16 rebuild and upgrade.

Post by rcaircraftnut » 20 Jun 2019, 18:59

Deck parts ready to install.
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Re: 87 Bass Tracker MV 16 rebuild and upgrade.

Post by rcaircraftnut » 20 Jun 2019, 19:05

New impeller installed. Ready to reinstall on the motor. Will check seals and service the lower unit once its back on the boat.
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Re: 87 Bass Tracker MV 16 rebuild and upgrade.

Post by rcaircraftnut » 20 Jun 2019, 20:58

And we have rear deck where none existed before. Hatches tomorrow and Saturday morning.
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Re: 87 Bass Tracker MV 16 rebuild and upgrade.

Post by rcaircraftnut » 21 Jun 2019, 21:34

Poly and carpet tomorrow. Finally in the home stretch.
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Re: 87 Bass Tracker MV 16 rebuild and upgrade.

Post by rcaircraftnut » 22 Jun 2019, 12:41

Water pump is now working. So well in fact that it shoots water out around the top spark plug. Doesnt appear to be getting in the cylinder. Probably just a gasket. :twisted:

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Re: 87 Bass Tracker MV 16 rebuild and upgrade.

Post by rcaircraftnut » 22 Jun 2019, 22:44

It is just the gasket. Got it ordered as well as a carb gasket set and a pump diapham kit.

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Re: 87 Bass Tracker MV 16 rebuild and upgrade.

Post by rcaircraftnut » 23 Jun 2019, 09:41

I have decided to use these decks temporarily. Plan to replace them later with composite decking. No matter how much you try they will eventualy rot again.

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Re: 87 Bass Tracker MV 16 rebuild and upgrade.

Post by rcaircraftnut » 23 Jun 2019, 09:43

Dang thunderstorms are moving through so may not get much done today.

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Re: 87 Bass Tracker MV 16 rebuild and upgrade.

Post by rcaircraftnut » 24 Jun 2019, 21:17

Done with carpet. Hatches are done except for hinges and pull straps. Parts are on back order at the moment for the engine so the maiden voyage is on hold for now.

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Re: 87 Bass Tracker MV 16 rebuild and upgrade.

Post by rcaircraftnut » 25 Jun 2019, 12:30

Parts are supposed to ship today.

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