Well, finally bit the bullet. After checking some of the local stores, I’ve decided to order the carpet online. I ended up ordering Tahoe Pontoon Boat Carpet, 28 ounce in platinum grey. Continue reading
Before I brought the boat home, I put a good coat of paint on the outside of the panels. Now that I have the railing / panels removed, I can clean them better, and paint the inside of the panels.
Now that I have the rub rails removed all the way around, I can access the lock nuts holding the railings onto the boat, from outside of the boat. This makes it much easier since I’m doing the work by myself. I started at the front (bow) of the pontoon boat Continue reading
Finally got the pontoon boat back to Texas. Next step was to replace the carpet. However, Grandad and I never removed the console. So it had to come out before I could replace the carpet (as well as remove the rails). Continue reading
Now that we have all the boat seats, as well as a small table removed, we can now start cleaning the interior. You can tell the carpet USED to be some shade of maroon. I took the pressure washer to try and blast some of the crud and growth that had built up. Continue reading
Next step is to remove / gut the interior. All of the seats are pretty much rotten. Basically a real simple, but not easy process, with a pry bar and hammer. We tried unscrewing and removing the bolts where we could, but most of them were too rusted or bent. I was going to keep the old seats, and use them as a pattern to build the new seats. However, we pretty much destroyed them taking them out. They were just falling apart. Continue reading