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 Post subject: 17' Bass Tracker Build
PostPosted: 04 Jan 2013, 10:56 

Joined: 02 Jan 2013, 11:10
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Location: Guilderland, NY
Since i am new here i figured i would start a build thread to track my progress. I picked up this 88 bass tracker this past weekend and have started working on it a little in my garage.

Things i want to accomplish:
New deck
New carpet
New seats and pedestals
New switch panel
Add a radio
line-x the center console after repairing/modifying the fiberglass
line-x the storage bins in the rear that are all aluminum
make a couple storage compartments up front
tidy up the wiring

here is what i've got:
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last night i also picked up two new batteries from a friend who bought them for his boat but ended up selling it.
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 Post subject: 17' Bass Tracker Build
PostPosted: 04 Jan 2013, 12:48 
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Location: Sunbury, PA
Hey I have a 87 Bass Tracker MV-16, pretty similar too this. Please keep us updated on this, with a lot of pictures. I want to see what you do with this. Looks like you got the show under the road. What do you plan on doing with it?


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 Post subject: 17' Bass Tracker Build
PostPosted: 04 Jan 2013, 15:06 

Joined: 25 Apr 2012, 09:07
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Location: Somerset Co, NJ
I wish I had a garage like that..... :!:

Good Luck with the mods! Keep us updated!


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 Post subject: 17' Bass Tracker Build
PostPosted: 06 Jan 2013, 00:04 
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Location: Cisco, IL
Looks like you've got a good base to start from. If you need any advice let me know.

Thanks,

Matt



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 Post subject: 17' Bass Tracker Build
PostPosted: 07 Jan 2013, 12:20 

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Location: Guilderland, NY
Thanks Matt,
I read through your build last week and you've done one hell of a job.

This weekend i started tearing out some deck and some carpet, just waiting for a few carpet samples to get here and then i'll be placing my order for carpet and new seats


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 Post subject: 17' Bass Tracker Build
PostPosted: 07 Jan 2013, 13:08 
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hookedontronics wrote:
Thanks Matt,
I read through your build last week and you've done one hell of a job.

This weekend i started tearing out some deck and some carpet, just waiting for a few carpet samples to get here and then i'll be placing my order for carpet and new seats



http://www.ebayclassifieds.com/user/Bill5500

You might try Bill for seats. Last I heard he can ship. I dont know what you want for seats, but I wanted OEM quality, and bill had brand new overstock seats for $150 under retail. I think I got the pair for $100. Hes got a bunch of other stuff too.



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 Post subject: 17' Bass Tracker Build
PostPosted: 08 Jan 2013, 09:47 

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Location: Guilderland, NY
Ordered some stuff this morning.

3 of these
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and 2 of these
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Also ordered a roll of 6'x25' 20oz carpet

Got everything shipped for just under $500 too, not too bad i'd say. Ordered it from bassboatseats.com they have excellent reviews

Also ordered (2) livewell led lights, 4 recessed cupholders, and a marine radio cover.


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 Post subject: 17' Bass Tracker Build
PostPosted: 10 Jan 2013, 11:05 

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Location: Guilderland, NY
my seats and carpet come in today! I'm pumped about that.

Also found direct replacement pull handles for the storage doors
http://www.mcmaster.com/#flush-mount-handles/=kz41zc
Part# 13155A24 @ $1.60 each


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 Post subject: 17' Bass Tracker Build
PostPosted: 10 Jan 2013, 14:10 

Joined: 26 May 2009, 15:52
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Location: Coweta, Ga.
You have a good foundation to start from in a Tracker, but it would be hard for me to hook that boat up when that 675 sitting next to it is staring me down. :D



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 Post subject: 17' Bass Tracker Build
PostPosted: 10 Jan 2013, 15:39 
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let me know how you like the lean to seat when you get it... I've been looking at it, but I'm just not sure if I want to go to vinyl. I've currently got Tempress seats that are camo and cloth - and I love them, but I may just end up getting those re-foamed and covered



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 Post subject: 17' Bass Tracker Build
PostPosted: 10 Jan 2013, 16:05 

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Location: Guilderland, NY
MD746 wrote:
You have a good foundation to start from in a Tracker, but it would be hard for me to hook that boat up when that 675 sitting next to it is staring me down. :D


:D This is under the car cover next to the 675 ...
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 Post subject: 17' Bass Tracker Build
PostPosted: 10 Jan 2013, 17:27 
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I haven't seen an S2000 in a long time until one day last week... I saw one coming up behind me in another lane the other day doing about 100mph, so I gladly got over in front of him because I saw the cop 1/8 mile ahead and apparently he didn't... I figured his international peace sign to me along with some language I could clearly read in my rear view mirror ( :lol: ) was a little too early to be given. After he saw why I pulled over and he pulled up beside me he apologized

nice tag by the way =D>



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 Post subject: 17' Bass Tracker Build
PostPosted: 10 Jan 2013, 17:52 

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Boat parts are in!
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 Post subject: 17' Bass Tracker Build
PostPosted: 14 Jan 2013, 09:55 

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Got all the carpet up ysterday, now i just need to get some aircraft stripper and get everything super cleaned up for laying down new carpet.

Also did some checking on the wiring, and it's a mess. Nothing seems to work from the cockpit if i just went straight off the wiring but when i tested the trolling motor, bilge pump and livewell pump straight from them they all worked fine. So i'll be pulling all the wiring and re-doing that as well, which i pretty much expected to. I also tested my minn kota anchor and it works going up but can't seem to figure out the wiring for it to go down...i posted a question in the elctrical forum so hopefully someone knows the answer, i'm sure it's simple but i didn't want to fry anything.

I know it looks like a mess but it's getting there, i need to shop vac out the middle section and strip the aluminum down and then just start laying carpet.
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 Post subject: 17' Bass Tracker Build
PostPosted: 14 Jan 2013, 18:29 
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the fun has only begun... the clean up is the worst part to me



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