87 Bass Tracker MV 16 rebuild and upgrade.

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Post by rcaircraftnut » 17 Mar 2019, 17:26

Pontoon trailer done at the same time. Customer not willing to lrt me blast and paint so its done except fixing the lites and tires.
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Post by rcaircraftnut » 17 Mar 2019, 22:29

Got the deck and carpet on the pontoon then called it a day. To dark for a pic. Plan to start installing the transom on the bass tracker tomorrow afternoon.

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Post by rcaircraftnut » 19 Mar 2019, 11:52

Started putting the transom together yesterday. Almost none of the holes line up on the inner panels. They line up pefectly with the outside though. All I can say is they must have done each hole with a hand drill as they are all randomly crocked. I used a drill press so all my holes are strait and true. So got to get longer rivits now so I can use a backer strip on the inside for the rivets to bite into. Always something lol.

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Post by rcaircraftnut » 19 Mar 2019, 19:54

Transom is going back together. There are some places where the shorter rivets are used and I am cutting these down to the propper length. Getting that far at least lol. Will order some rivets friday.
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Post by rcaircraftnut » 21 Mar 2019, 22:41

New wood is installed in the bow. As soon as I get a dry day off work I will start painting parts and nonskid the bow with bedliner where it originally had grip tape. Should work better and last longer. Got some more work done on dads pontoon as well this evening. It is coming along nicely.

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Post by Bowlershop » 22 Mar 2019, 07:07

Now is the perfect time to put a few inches of water inside the boat then go underneath and check for leaky rivets. Usually there will be a few and they are easy to replace or rebuck

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Post by rcaircraftnut » 26 Mar 2019, 13:28

Plan to do that as soon as I get it back from welding. Gotta weld up the cracks in the keel first lol.

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Post by el_cheapo » 26 Mar 2019, 14:06

I've seen that style of spark plugs referred to a permagap, my mercury 9.8 had them and they were supposed to have a huge resistance to fouling which I believe because I mixed pretty rich and did a lot of idling snagging. Never once fouled.

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Post by LDUBS » 27 Mar 2019, 23:44

el_cheapo wrote:I've seen that style of spark plugs referred to a permagap, my mercury 9.8 had them and they were supposed to have a huge resistance to fouling which I believe because I mixed pretty rich and did a lot of idling snagging. Never once fouled.

I'm guessing this is a good answer, but posted to the wrong place?
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Post by rcaircraftnut » 29 Mar 2019, 17:29

No he actually answered a question asked several pages ago. Thanks for the answer and also it shows peiple are reading this stuff. So thats also cool.

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Post by rcaircraftnut » 29 Mar 2019, 17:32

Got my new longer rivets Wedensday but had a 60 hr week at work so have not made any progress on it yet. Going to town in the morning unless I go fishing lol. Gotta get some bolts to pull things together with so I can clamp it tight before I rivet it.

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Post by rcaircraftnut » 30 Mar 2019, 20:45

Runnin outa daylight. Finnish it tomorrow. But the new rivets are working perfectly.
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Post by rcaircraftnut » 31 Mar 2019, 14:32

Made a quick fixture for cutting rivets.
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Post by rcaircraftnut » 01 Apr 2019, 00:28

Transom is done except for the welding. Going to make the appointment to get that done tomorrow. Things are going to speed up considerably now hehehe.
Got the spay on bedliner in a can for the bow and got it applied today. Will clean up the overspray and pull the tape tomorrow. Looks good so far. A light texture simigloss black.

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Post by rcaircraftnut » 01 Apr 2019, 19:13

Pretty well on hold untill Tuesday when it goes to be welded. Going to start plumbing and framing the livewell and rear deck this week. Gotta leave access in the bow for welding.
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