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warefishin
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I just bought the boat I have wanted for a long time a tracker pf16. I am going to have to funish work on my current boat before I get this one fishable but I am excited to get started so I thought I would throw up some pictures and get this thread started.

I payed 750 motor runs and steering and controls work. The sterring seems a little tight but I have some time to get it working after I redo all the interior and replace the transom.
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Man thats a real cool rig. If I had the funds or found a deal like you did Id pick that boat up too. Thats gonna be awsome when you and the fam go out and you have all the room up from to fish and the ole lady and boy will have the back to do whatever. You wont have to walk around or step over them to goto from driving the boat to trolling. Very nice rig. Plan of painting it or leaving it that raw aluminum? That wil be cool when you get it done.

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I am going to clean it up first before I decide about painting or not the hull really isn't in to bad of shape it looks rough because I had to pull it down a couple of dirt roads with no fenders and it sprayed mud all over the place lol.

Right now I am thinking about tearing out the carpet and going spray in or hydroturf. I love the way carpet looks when its new but I want to keep this boat a while and don't want a ton of maintenance.

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Those are nice boats, and the price was right! The stick steer is kind of neat too.
Keep posting on progress!

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Dude I went to lowes and got light colored grey indoor/outdoor carpet and it was super cheap, super durable, and it comes clean easy with some dawn dish soap and a light scrubbing. My buddy works at a greesy factory and got into my boat after he got off work and left big huge greesy foot prints all in it. Washed right out and weve tracked mud in and out a few times and it just sprays out. Itll be in my next jon too I promise. Get you a set of fenders and keep the mud off it. Ima try to post some pics of the 1232 sometime but I dont have a computer so Ill have to use ole ladys phone or something. I write all this on my xbox internet explorer or our kindle fire. Lol gotta make due with what you got like my dad says.

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I might have to give that carpet a shot. I like the look and feel just worried about the cleanup. But the stuff at lowes wasnt too high I looked at it last night 4 dollars a foot I belive for the six foot wide sections

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I found some free out door sign material today.its the aluminum with poly in the middle I am going to use some for the decking.
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Sold my other boat and started the demo today.
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Ain't nothing to it but to do it. I bought me another boat. Its a 2001 alumacraft Tex special. Its got a 50hp Johnson and it don't need nothing. Although I haven't had it on the water I got a good feeling about it. I made the dealer do a compression test and they put the muffs on it.

I think you'll be happy if you get that carpet from lowes. Boat looks good. Keep me posted

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I want to build another box to mount a seat to. I am thinking making it out of aluminum and and some angle and just riveting a box together.

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Got a lot of the strippind down done tonight. I should finish up tomorrow. Cant wait to get the new floor in and start putting it back together
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Got a good bit more work done. I am going to the carwash going to get my moneys worth at the vacum. Also took off the motor so I can get to work on the transom.
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A few more picks with most of the foam gone
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Got it cleaned up and thought I would add a few more pics before I started prepping to prime this weekend.
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My seat pedastals came in the mail today
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