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Bmar
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I am a newbee and just thought I would share my project with you. 1980's Bass tracker 3 15'.
Upgrades:
New Paint 2 coat Epoxy Primer + 2 Valspar +3 clear
New Floor
New Carpet
New Seats (got a sweet deal!)
Wanted a third pedestal
Cup Holders
New Trolling motor
Rod Storage.

Here are some BEFORE pics.
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I used some paint stripper that I brushed on then I pressured washed off the entire boat.
I used some paint stripper that I brushed on then I pressured washed off the entire boat.
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Some More Pics
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After Stripping, Washing, Scuffing, And Priming... I finally got some Paint on it!
After Stripping, Washing, Scuffing, And Priming... I finally got some Paint on it!
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I cut out some foam in the front.. Installed Capped PVC tubes and re-foamed. I had more photos of this but for some reason It is being picky what I can and cannot attach!?
I cut out some foam in the front.. Installed Capped PVC tubes and re-foamed. I had more photos of this but for some reason It is being picky what I can and cannot attach!?
The Blue tape was to help me know where the cross members were for the floor.
The Blue tape was to help me know where the cross members were for the floor.
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An Air Stapler will make your project go much Faster!
An Air Stapler will make your project go much Faster!
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Boxes under the seats.
Boxes under the seats.
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This is similar to the console I am going to build.
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and this is why I am doing it!
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Great job! Love that red.

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Curve on the front of that console is pretty sweet! Are you gonna do that on yours?

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Gonna try to put that curve in it.

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Bmar » 08 Mar 2014, 12:21 wrote:Gonna try to put that curve in it.
Right on!

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Great job, keep up the good work! :D

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More Pics. I made up a mock dash out of cardboard so that I could make adjustments before I put started cutting plywood. The dash is much smaller and really opened up the floor space. Also gave more room for the (new) middle pedestal. I still need to mount rod holders, oar, and transducer. I also need to work on a mount for my underwater fishing light (middle picture) somewhere around the transom, probably where its located in the picture because it takes up 4' of realestate. I have more pics just haven't uploaded them to the computer yet. Going to letter it shortly. Itching to go fishing!
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These are pics of making the dash... you can see the completed dash in the previous post.
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added cheap pipe insulation to cut down on the dock rash. $5 did the entire boat.
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installed the oar locks (idea I reapplied from this site) and installed my rod holders in them.
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Had some lettering made up for the boat.
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Finally got it on the lake.
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super sharp
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always in progress.

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Post by Bigwrench »

That looks really good ! Thanks for sharing.

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Congrats! That turned out super nice!

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Post by kbush »

That is sharp! Where did you get the seats and carpet? Love the red with the decals and charcoal carpet.

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