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sandm
12-26-2009, 08:21 PM
well, finally finished the stereo upgrade on the supra, so we picked up the tooner that my sis and her bf bought last month. it's in sad shape cosmetically, but has good logs, good supports and a solid 50hp johnson. they bought all new carpet and furniture and we are going to rebuild her from the frame up. new wood. prior owners left it out in the snow, so it's a mess right now..
will post as we make progress. my truck lost it's space to this beast, so hoping to be finished the end of january so I can get my garage back, but we'll see....

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e194/sandm01/pontoon%20boat%20project/PC260001.jpg

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sandm
12-26-2009, 08:24 PM
the interior shots.. pretty sad shape.. think it's around an 88. old owners laid new carpet a couple of years ago and just used the home depot indoor/outdoor stuff, and it has been at the marina with no cover for 7-8 years, so it's bad..
all the old furniture is going in the trash..

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e194/sandm01/pontoon%20boat%20project/PC260006.jpg

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e194/sandm01/pontoon%20boat%20project/PC260007.jpg
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sandm
12-26-2009, 08:25 PM
rear bench...

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e194/sandm01/pontoon%20boat%20project/PC260010.jpg

cab13367
12-26-2009, 08:42 PM
Wow sandm, that's a big project! Keep us updated with plenty of progress pics along the way and good luck with it!

deerfield
12-26-2009, 09:01 PM
sandm - That is very cool. You will have a great platform from which to party and entertain on the water come summer. I would like to have a similar set up. Like cab says, keep us updated and include pics. - Deerfield

moombadaze
12-27-2009, 12:18 PM
cool project, looks like fun.

Funny how your Supra is poking its bow out. You must have a L shapped garage.

sandm
12-27-2009, 12:44 PM
no, moomba, standard 3 car, but reversed(u just can't see the 3rd door). the single bay is closest to the house and is only 22ft deep. the double is on the outside, with the left side being 25ft deep and the right side being 37ft deep.
boat wouldn't fit any other way than across the single bay and into the double. still allows us plenty of room to work around the tooner..

james yarosz
12-27-2009, 01:50 PM
Sandm,I'm going through the same process with my pontoon.(1987 model)Have you figured out where your buying replacement decking and furniture yet?

Razzman
12-27-2009, 03:21 PM
Check out Overton's & West Marine, i believe they both sell everything you need to rebuild a pontoon as far as hardware, furniture & carpet. The flooring itself is probably marine plywood i'm sure and can be had through most large lumber yards.

cab13367
12-27-2009, 03:27 PM
no, moomba, standard 3 car, but reversed(u just can't see the 3rd door). the single bay is closest to the house and is only 22ft deep. the double is on the outside, with the left side being 25ft deep and the right side being 37ft deep.
boat wouldn't fit any other way than across the single bay and into the double. still allows us plenty of room to work around the tooner..

sandm,

I'm extremely jealous that you have a 37' garage stall :)

Al

viking
12-27-2009, 06:29 PM
work work work!!
Well, Not really as you probably enjoy doing this sort of thing?
Keep us posted.......looking forward to the finished project photo:)

ian ashton
12-27-2009, 08:11 PM
This is so cool, I really want to do a pontoon houseboat project.

sandm
12-27-2009, 09:19 PM
the garage has been great to work on this in. fully insulated so running the heater for 20-30 minutes and it's nice and toasty. 10ft ceilings so you can walk around on the deck upright and the length is perfect..

the decking came from home depot at around $55/sheet. he ordered the furniture from pontoon specialties. no idea on price, but it looks real nice. have pics once we get there...

sandm
12-27-2009, 09:23 PM
the pile for the trash man. hoping he takes it. greg, one of the owners poking around in the pile salvaging some extra pieces...

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e194/sandm01/pontoon%20boat%20project/PC270001.jpg

tough to see and I'll have to take some better pics, but the logs were covered in brown stains and someone had etched "margaritaville" in one side. took greg no time with a buffer and some scotchbrite pads to get them shining again. they need some hand work to finish them off and won't look new, but the difference is night and day and they really look fantastic. look at the first 2 pics on page 1 and you can see the scum line across it. it's completely gone on one side....

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e194/sandm01/pontoon%20boat%20project/PC270004.jpg
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one last shot of the deck. it really was cosmetically trashed....

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e194/sandm01/pontoon%20boat%20project/PC270002.jpg

sandm
12-27-2009, 09:27 PM
now the real progress....

decking all off. was a biotch, but done... amazing how stuck some of the screws can be after 25years....

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e194/sandm01/pontoon%20boat%20project/PC270007.jpg

greg checking out his "johnson" on the back...

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e194/sandm01/pontoon%20boat%20project/PC270006.jpg

and finally the new floor plan. fencing is overrated and so is seating...
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e194/sandm01/pontoon%20boat%20project/PC270008.jpg

501
12-27-2009, 10:48 PM
Awesome pics and thread, keep up the great work. That looks like such a fun project.

viking
12-27-2009, 11:48 PM
Really cool! I like seeing the Major Changes like that. Nothing sucks more than doing all the work and not remembering to take before and after pics. What the heck did they do in the Good Ole Days?

cab13367
12-28-2009, 12:15 AM
Wow, you don't mess around. Got a lot done already it what seems like not a lot of time. Love the progress pics, keep 'em coming! One of the pluses of this kind of project is that someone else is paying all the bills for materials :)

jimmobius
12-28-2009, 12:31 AM
Quite the project. It should be pretty nice when it's done. One project I have always wanted to do is convert or start from scratch a trailer-able houseboat 30-36' . Mostly for lake Powell or Navajo lake in Nm. It seems like I would need a partner to do that , for funding and labor. It would work great for Powell since the offshore storage is a lot more reasonable than a slip or buoy. Then you don't have to sit at home and worry what it is doing out on the buoy when it is blowing 50-70mph out in the field with no breakwater. Launch and retrieve with a heavy duty pickup is a good thing.
Jim.

sandm
01-01-2010, 02:43 PM
well, more progress..

removing the 25 year old stickers. the 2 owners going at it with a heat gun and lots of elboe grease. took the panels to a local sign/wrap shop and they are going to wrap the outside with new vinyl. planning on doing a logo and striping it here..
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e194/sandm01/pontoon%20boat%20project/PC280001.jpg

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e194/sandm01/pontoon%20boat%20project/PC280003.jpg

finished ready for vinyl..
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e194/sandm01/pontoon%20boat%20project/PC280004.jpg

good pic of the work on the logs. scotchbrite did wonders...

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e194/sandm01/pontoon%20boat%20project/PC280005.jpg

sandm
01-01-2010, 02:45 PM
laid the new carpet today. looks sweet.. nice color and real soft..

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e194/sandm01/pontoon%20boat%20project/P1010006-1.jpg

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e194/sandm01/pontoon%20boat%20project/P1010009.jpg

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e194/sandm01/pontoon%20boat%20project/P1010012.jpg
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moombadaze
01-01-2010, 02:50 PM
Wow, amazing progress

sandm
03-18-2010, 06:52 PM
well, feel bad as I have been slacking in posting pics, but have had too much going on to get around to it, and computer access has been spotty lately, but the boat is finally about done. here's the latest shots as it's being towed to the boat shop. the engine has a couple of small issues to button up and it'll be ready for the water..
there's still a couple of small cosmetic issues left to finalize and no word yet on a large logo and some striping, but the major work is done.. to anyone wanting to take this project on, it really wasn't too tough, just need a lot of room and some well thought out designs.. hoping for many nice days to come on the water....

the "Coming out" party as it emerges from the garage a new machine.....
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e194/sandm01/pontoon%20boat%20project/P3170031.jpg

shot across the front. the front 10ft is all open and has 3 spots for the 2 fishing chairs to attach and a table between 2 of them. plan is to use low-slung deck chairs when not fishing that will fold up and out of the way..
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e194/sandm01/pontoon%20boat%20project/P3170032.jpg

shot of the seating area. the 2 that face each other have a table that will install between them.
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e194/sandm01/pontoon%20boat%20project/P3170033.jpg

the forward-facing seating area and the "sundeck". lots of storage under the deck and the location of the batteries and amp.
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e194/sandm01/pontoon%20boat%20project/P3170034.jpg

ian ashton
03-18-2010, 08:29 PM
Very nice work!

moombadaze
03-18-2010, 08:48 PM
well done, like the open layout with the sundeck

kaneboats
03-18-2010, 09:05 PM
Looks great. I like the colors. Should sound good too.

jmvotto
03-18-2010, 11:24 PM
pretty cool work;) looks fantastic

sandm
03-19-2010, 09:10 AM
actually, the stereo consists of 2 pairs of polk db651's picked up on the cheap this winter, and the sub, amp and deck out of my supra, so I think he's in the stereo around 150bucks counting the wiring and wood..

would be interesting to know the total spent on the project. boat was $1500 and I'm guessing that they are in it around 4500-4700 total including boat purchase. not too bad for what is essentially a brand new boat and the engine is at the shop getting a once-over, so will be as good as new :)

sled-looks like you took the minimalist approach :) is that big orange thing the downrigger for fishing??

Sled491
03-19-2010, 09:13 AM
Minimalist, that's funny.

Total sounds real good for what your getting.

I was just razzing you on the stereo :)

WaterBullDawg1980
03-19-2010, 10:04 PM
This is one of the best posts on this board. Maybe it is bc I am simply a pontoon fan. I guess I may have a little red on the neck, but I love em.

Say what you will, but there is not much more fun than a long day on a pontoon with about 10 of your closest buddies. I can remember visiting my great Uncle on Lake Norman in North Carolina growing up and having the absolute time of my life on what had to be a pontoon from the late 70s. (I am 29)

This one looks great! So great in fact, I am getting an itch to look for a good deal on one. But I need to keep in mind my wife would literally punch me right in the kisser if I came home with an old pontoon to restore. :)

Sled491
03-19-2010, 10:14 PM
This is one of the best posts on this board. Maybe it is bc I am simply a pontoon fan. I guess I may have a little red on the neck, but I love em.

Say what you will, but there is not much more fun than a long day on a pontoon with about 10 of your closest buddies. I can remember visiting my great Uncle on Lake Norman in North Carolina growing up and having the absolute time of my life on what had to be a pontoon from the late 70s. (I am 29)

This one looks great! So great in fact, I am getting an itch to look for a good deal on one. But I need to keep in mind my wife would literally punch me right in the kisser if I came home with an old pontoon to restore. :)

I agree, in fact we are getting a pontoon for general floating around with friends and family to take some of the pressure off our Moomba. Much easier to hang out and snack and swim off a really nice pontoon.

jimmobius
03-19-2010, 10:26 PM
Very nice job !!

Sled491
03-19-2010, 10:27 PM
Very nice job !!

He's just missing the grill right :D

viking
03-20-2010, 01:36 AM
This one looks great! So great in fact, I am getting an itch to look for a good deal on one. But I need to keep in mind my wife would literally punch me right in the kisser if I came home with an old pontoon to restore. :)


Just come home with a NEW one then :)
It did turn out pretty damn cool didn't it.........

sandm
03-21-2010, 01:50 PM
He's just missing the grill right :D

actually, last night he talked about a propane oven/stove combo he saw at costco. not sure how serious, but I see bundt cakes in my future:p

Razzman
03-21-2010, 03:37 PM
You talkin' about the small combo unit in the camping section? Yea the wife saw that too and said how great it would be for camping ... I nixed it, don't need to haul more crap than i already have! :p

Sled491
03-21-2010, 04:14 PM
Bundt cakes on the pontoon, now that's livin' :)