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Post by Nussy » 09 Mar 2011, 23:01

Well it's build #3. Here's my blank slate to start with 2-24' pontoons 18" in diameter. Found on Craigslist..a little beat up but it's really hard to find used pontoons....or even a trashed old pontoon boat.
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I plan to cut them in 1/2 and build two similar boats out of it. I figured I can learn on the first one and make some tweaks for the 2nd build and sell the first one. Here's the layout of how I plan cut them up.
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Then I'll basically take the 12 foot pontoons and build this. Current plan is 6 foot wide with a deck of 9' long. bow and stern trolling motor setup. I'm thinking 100" aluminum....but I do have some carpet to burn from my last build so we'll see how the budget goes.
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Open to suggestions. Stay tuned.

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Post by Howard » 09 Mar 2011, 23:05

Man, you have to much time on your hands, LOL. Good luck and look foward to see your progress =D>

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Post by Nussy » 09 Mar 2011, 23:23

Howard wrote:Man, you have to much time on your hands, LOL. Good luck and look foward to see your progress =D>
It's still winter here in WI. 14" of ice on the lake. 3" of snow today. At this rate I'll have both done before ice out :LOL2:

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Post by minicuda » 09 Mar 2011, 23:32

very cool i'll be watching this one!
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Post by Waterwings » 09 Mar 2011, 23:47

Looking forward to the build! 8)
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Post by hsiftac » 10 Mar 2011, 16:11

cant wait to see how this goes

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Post by Outdoorsman » 10 Mar 2011, 17:41

I am in Wisconsin... I got first dibs on your first build when you decide to sell it...

Awesome idea...

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Post by jasper60103 » 10 Mar 2011, 18:19

Nussy wrote:
Howard wrote:Man, you have to much time on your hands, LOL. Good luck and look foward to see your progress =D>
It's still winter here in WI. 14" of ice on the lake. 3" of snow today. At this rate I'll have both done before ice out :LOL2:
Yea, this winter has been very painful in Mn. The garage is just getting warm enough to start winter projects, LOL.

Look forward to your progress.
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Post by Nussy » 20 Mar 2011, 19:35

Well I got the first set of pontoons back from my fab guy. Obviously, these are the front half of the 24 footers. I think they turned out pretty good, he said they were a nightmare....hoping the bill didn't double.....I'm supposed to get the other two this week
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About all I got done this weekend was I figured out how I'm going to lay everything out. New plan calls for the deck to be 6' x 8'. Found some aluminum decking that I really like only problem is it's 7 hours away....I really want to do it right since this boat will be sitting outside all the time. Guess I'll have to bite the bullet on the shipping.

I also polished the pontoons up a bit.

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Post by basstender10.6 » 20 Mar 2011, 19:37

good start. this is going to be a cool mod
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Post by Nussy » 26 Mar 2011, 18:16

Yesterday I cleaned up the tubes with a product call ZING. It's pretty nasty stuff(has hydrochloric acid), but it does a really nice job to make aluminum look almost new. Today I spent a couple hours and got the frame installed on boat #1 today. The guy I had cut the pontoons, still doesn't have the 2nd set welded up, so I'm stuck for now. I decided to go with 2" x 1" x 1/8" C Channel. I wanted do do Bassboy's hat design, but this was a little easier and cheaper since I could buy it stock and didn't have to find some one to cut it and bend it. I also ordered the decking this week. I decided to use a product called Last Deck https://www.lastdeck.com. It's powdercoated aluminum decking. It was a little pricey but I think it will be worth it since this boat will sit outside all the time. It should be here in a couple weeks. Here's a pic of where it stands today.
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Post by hsiftac » 26 Mar 2011, 20:08

ive been waitin for some pictures on this one, thank you! this looks awesome and cant wait to see more progress

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Post by bailey86 » 26 Mar 2011, 21:03

one my realitives have a pontoon turned into a dock and cut a hole in the middle of it and droped a stainless steel tube from a washing machine in it and works great for a livewell would there be room for something like that

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Post by Bugpac » 26 Mar 2011, 21:23

Looking good, I think if it was me, I would weld a end across the c channel on each side, I use to build crest pontoon boats 20 yrs ago, seems like we did this to strengthen the deck.

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Post by Nussy » 26 Mar 2011, 22:24

bailey86 wrote:one my realitives have a pontoon turned into a dock and cut a hole in the middle of it and droped a stainless steel tube from a washing machine in it and works great for a livewell would there be room for something like that
I've been kicking around a few live well/storage ideas below the deck but I couldn't think of a good way to do it that didn't involve something custom due to the aluminum plank decking. I was also worried about how deep they could be and stay above the water line. I then thought about a box above deck toward the rear for life jackets, anchor, battery, etc.
Bugpac wrote:Looking good, I think if it was me, I would weld a end across the c channel on each side, I use to build crest pontoon boats 20 yrs ago, seems like we did this to strengthen the deck.
I used stronger bracing than what Misty Harbor did on my 18 footer. I think it should be real solid, it's only 6 ft wide so the span between the pontoons isn't very far. I threw some plywood on to test the decking and it was really solid, it should stiffen up even more with the aluminum deck. Plus I plan to edge the top with 1"x3" angle(or possibly channel if it fits right) which would also firm it up a bit.

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