16/48 Tracker w/ 145 HP

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Post by SC Designs » 16 Sep 2016, 09:35

Alright guys, time to start another one. I sold my other Jetjon so its time to upgrade. I picked up a 2000 Kawasaki Ultra 150 that has the 1200cc 145hp motor and a 95 16/48 tracker. It's tear down mode for the next couple of weekends. The tracker is completely rotted on the inside, so its all got to come out, the hull is in good shape though. Going to try and make haste on this project being I am without a running boat right now. Updates will follow.
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Post by CedarRiverScooter » 16 Sep 2016, 11:15

That thing should fly!

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Post by SC Designs » 29 Sep 2016, 09:47

Ok, some progress updates. The boat has been gutted and the ski hull has been mated and sealed in. Bottom paint has been applied and the polling platform has been completed. The transom was rotted and needed much repair. There were a few leaks on the bottom that needed tending to. Overall it is going pretty smoothly. Last night I got the sides and transom prepped for paint. I will be putting Durabak Smooth Dark Gray on the sides and transom. Hopefully by the weekend I will have the engine mounted in and I can start on the inner structures and decks. Really looking forward to this thing being in the water. It should be a rocket with this engine.
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Got the two hulls sealed together with 3M 5200
Got the two hulls sealed together with 3M 5200
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Got the transom repaired.
Got the transom repaired.
After rounding out the center chine to match the vee of the ski hull, it ended up making a nice spoon design
After rounding out the center chine to match the vee of the ski hull, it ended up making a nice spoon design
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Got the boat over at my friends shop to fab up the polling platform
Got the boat over at my friends shop to fab up the polling platform
Another angle during fabrication
Another angle during fabrication
Got the Polling Platform painted and ready for mounting
Got the Polling Platform painted and ready for mounting
Ready to paint the sides now
Ready to paint the sides now
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Post by SC Designs » 29 Sep 2016, 09:59

Here are some pics of the cleaned out boat and cut up ski hull.
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All cleaned out, I do not want to have to do this again
All cleaned out, I do not want to have to do this again
Here is all the junk that was in the tracker.  I bet it was 250 lbs
Here is all the junk that was in the tracker. I bet it was 250 lbs
Getting the measurements down to a "T"
Getting the measurements down to a "T"
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Just doing some test fitting here
Just doing some test fitting here
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Post by SC Designs » 03 Oct 2016, 14:44

Quick update, I got the paint on and the motor mounted in this past weekend, now time for the decking.
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Post by PA Delaware Fisher » 03 Oct 2016, 15:52

This set up is my dream boat. My buddy has a Yamaha XLT 1200 I'm trying to buy so I can do the same thing to my Grumman 1649! Really excited to see the outcome of this build!

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Post by SC Designs » 04 Oct 2016, 07:57

Thanks man. I'm really excited too. It's getting close, hopefully by Sunday I will be 90% done. Can't wait to see how this much horsepower pushes this thing.

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Post by PA Delaware Fisher » 09 Oct 2016, 21:53

Any updates on this awesome build?

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Post by SC Designs » 10 Oct 2016, 10:02

Here is the update from this past weekend. I got 90% of the decking completed, all that is left is the decking in the front. Console is built with everything wired up. Still have to make the side panels and a engine cover but other than that she is just about ready for the water. I arranged the seating so that when I am riding solo I can sit in the middle and steer with my right hand and when two people are on board I can move the seats to the out side pins and then I would steer with my left hand. I should have it all wrapped up over the next couple of days and hope to be on the water this coming weekend.
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Post by SC Designs » 10 Oct 2016, 10:04

Here is a video of it running last night.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OKUyx1gSeM

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Post by PA Delaware Fisher » 13 Oct 2016, 21:32

WOW that looks great! I hope it rides as good as it looks! =D>

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Post by SC Designs » 17 Oct 2016, 09:12

Well, I can say that it is a completed project aside from putting the platform on top of the tower. I brought home the tracker on Sept. 15th in rough shape and one month later it has come full circle. She runs out great. I have not stretched her out yet because I am trying to break in the new top end on the motor but she cruises happily between 37 and 42 mph. I'm thinking she will touch 50mph once it is all said and done with. I have a short video of her running that I will post later.
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The top pic was taken on Sept. 15th and the bottom pic was taken on Oct. 15th
The top pic was taken on Sept. 15th and the bottom pic was taken on Oct. 15th
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Optional seating...
Optional seating...

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Post by ADIBOO » 17 Oct 2016, 09:45

That came out amazing! Can't wait to see the vid of it running! Color scheme is very sleek also.

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Post by SC Designs » 17 Oct 2016, 09:51

Here is a 30 sec. video of it cruising around 37 mph.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJKM2Bj_nG0

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Post by badrider77 » 17 Oct 2016, 20:42

That is some beautiful work! Great job!!

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