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THE FLOATER IS GETTING A REBUILD courtesy (pontoonstuff.com)

#1 Post by curtiscapk » Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:41 pm

For those that don't know. I have received a total rebuild of THE FLOATERS interior (details here viewtopic.php?f=2&t=15314)

well like Herb stated "I never win anything" and to win something of this magnitude is very humbling.... :bowdown :bowdown
I ordered all of my parts with Annette who is the office manager. She helped me choose the correct size for my cover as I had chosen one too big which she explained would grab the wind and rip it up. She even changed the color for me when she realized they started carrying burgandy ones.
I had everything shipped to my work as the flooring was coming in freight and I didn't want to take the day off work.
I received everything on Friday except for the helm and bimini which I will get next week.

I only have a couple of pics so far I will update Monday or Tuesday when I have more time to check everything out. The seats are awesome nice and firm and super lite!! You have to bolt the seats to the bases, but this makes shipping so much easier for them and lets them protect the vinyl with sturdy plastic gaurds. I think I will save close to 800 or more pounds getting rid of my 20 year old waterlogged wooden seats. The carpet looks fantastic also. I gotta run just wanted to update with info that I had.

The only bummer is I probably won't get started with tear down for 2-3 weeks because of the weather and daughters gymnastics season which is in full run right now.
Updates to follow.
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"THE FLOATER" rebuild Spring 2013
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#2 Post by 1roadking » Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:55 pm

Congrats, looks like its gonna be awesome.
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#3 Post by ROLAND » Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:30 pm

Congratulations Craig.... love those seats.... can't wait to see the finished pics...
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#4 Post by evinrude2stroke » Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:03 am

Congrats :thumbsup I can't wait to see the progress on both your toons.
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#5 Post by redbeard » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:17 am

Congrats on all the free parts, :thumbsup :thumbsup :thumbsup have fun man I know I had fun on my rebuild, if you need any help PM me and I will see what I can do for you.
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#6 Post by curtiscapk » Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:14 pm

Thanks Red will do :alright ...It'll be a couple of weeks before we start demo. I am thinking about putting all the seats together first and then hauling them down that way. Just haven't decided yet. I really wish we had a covered trailer instead of an open one,
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#7 Post by redbeard » Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:23 pm

I have one that I can use, just let me know. PM me your phone number if you want to use it.
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#8 Post by curtiscapk » Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:30 pm

Thanks for the offer Red!!! I will let you know. :alright :thumbsup
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#9 Post by Bamaman » Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:57 pm

And to think that instead of reconditioning my 85 Starcraft, I just bought a new Bennington. (Of course I still need a new lower unit on the Yamaha 115 hp.)

Those seats are awesome.
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#10 Post by curtiscapk » Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:27 am

Well I hauled everything home. It all fit inside my cab or bed and my bro's 16 ft trailer, except for two corner backrests.

I went ahead and chucked everything in my garage for now. I still haven't decided to build first or haul to lake in boxes and have the women folk put them together as us men do the heavy lifting.

I did piece together one front bench to see how she looks.

Very good quality! Very thick and firm. Highly impressed, now we need to get down there and start the demo!
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#11 Post by cwag911 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:36 am

Looks like it's gonna be nice when done, congrats.
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#12 Post by HandymanHerb » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:01 am

Loooooooooooking Gooooooooooooood, I need to get my order in today
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#13 Post by curtiscapk » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:10 pm

Everything is in!! :nana

Bimini and heavy duty frame.

Console (had a broken cup insert they will send one to me later) (I think I can fix it with superglue)

Bucket seats

Great customer service throughout so far! Very very impressed! :bowdown :bowdown
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#14 Post by HandymanHerb » Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:16 pm

I think my order should have been placed today, she called my yesterday when I was in Sam's shoping, I told her I had it on my list but she couldn't pull it up, when I got home I found I could send it to her so I did, that's where I got the link to post my list too.

I didn't know if my bucket would fit in the seat :rofl so I went with the bigger ones, looks good and if that's all the damage you had done, your in great shape.
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#15 Post by curtiscapk » Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:27 am

I got stir crazy last night and put together the captains chair\cooler.. I was sitting on it watching tv drinking a brew in the living room and Admiral Paula says " I sure as hell hope you don't plan on leaving that there" I said nope and into the garage it went.

Very comfy.. It was missing one washer which I had plenty to replace it with.

May not even need a second cooler as huge as this thing is and it has a built in drain plug which will be facing the starboard rear once it is one the Toon so it should make draining easy.
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"THE FLOATER" rebuild Spring 2013
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=15328
94 Party Barge 24' 115 merc
Turning Point hustler 14 x 13 prop
22mph gps 3 people
12 F150
Overland Park Ks
Boat at Truman Lake, MO

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