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    Tin Boat How to's and Modifications

    This will be a place where i will add different links to the things that you guys have done to make your boats more fishable. If you have made a thread and it will be useful for members in the future, i will throw it up here.

    If you make a thread in the future, just make sure the title has a explanation of what your doing, and what boat your doing it to. Pictures help


    Minn Kota Trolling Motor Rigging Guide


    Center Seat Mods

    Bass Tracker Rod Locker Mod: By Wilds

    Custom Trailer Bunks Tracker Trailstar Trailer: By basstrackeroptimax

    Jon Boat Build: By American Shad

    Boarding Ladder Install Lund Predator: By slonezp

    Talon Install Lund Predator: By slonezp

    Trolling Motor Tray Install Bass Tracker PT185: By rtlgator

    Custom Made Passenger Rod Holder Tracker Boats: By basstrackeroptimax

    Tracker Boats Battery Compartment Pics

    Hot Foot Install Tracker PT175: By basstrackeroptimax

    Terrova Transducer and I pilot Link Install: By slonezp

    Rod Buckle Install Tracker PT 175: By basstrackeroptimax

    Bow Mount Sonar Bracket: By rkylake (BBC Sponsor)

    Rt188 Smart Bracket Installation: By rkylake (BBC Sponsor)

    MG Equalizers Install: by basstrackeroptimax

    Home Made Lift Assist Minn Kota Maxxum: By Joshkeller

    Synthetic Replacement Bunk Material: by Mikesxpress

    Trailer Shocks Install Tracker Trailstar: by basstrackeroptimax

    VT-2 Livewell Vents Install Pics

    Tracker Trailer Winch Stand Step: by basstrackeroptimax

    Lund LED Light Install: by slonezp

    Mercury Warning Horn Visible Indicator: By Wildcat Dude

    Lowe Battery Compartment Pics: By Mr. Scrogg

    Ranger RT188 Deck Lid Add Ons: By Ozark Angler

    Bluewater Nav Light Install 2008 PT175: By Basstrackeroptimax

    RT188 Trolling Motor Pan Upgrade: By Grey1173

    Flow Rite Livewell System Installed RT188: By Grey1173

    Tracker Trailer Bearing and Seal Info

    Replacement LED Trailer Lights List: By Basstrackeroptimax

    Custom Rigging Tube Install Pt175 and Mercury Optimax: By basstrackeroptimax

    Custom Passenger Rod Holder Ranger RT188: By basstrackeroptimax/Mike Thompson

    TM Breaker with Custom Direct Battery Mount: By Rocket Man

    Ranger RT188 Center Seat Mod: by Tin Wacker

    Flood Light Install Tracker PT185: By caskey b

    Replacing Dash Panel Ranger RT188: By basscatcher89

    Water Pressure Gauge Install Tracker 175TF: By Wildcatdude

    Stereo Install Tracker PT175: By MSD

    LED Light Install Ranger RT188: By Buton

    Baystar Hydraulic Steering System Install Tracker PT175TF with 60 Mercury 4 stroke: By Wildcat Dude

    Vault Trailer Hub Information

    Upgraded from 8 to 6 AWG Trolling Motor Harness 2012 Tracker PT175: by MSD

    Custom LED Nav Light Install 2000 Tracker PT185: by Caskey b

    2016 Tracker PT195 Accessories Install and Pics by: ZZERICSC

    Talon or Power Poles for Tracker? Talon Install Pics: by Wilds

    2016 Ranger RT188 Custom Accessories and Setup: By Skeeterbait

    Info on New EPA Style Fuel Tank System (Most Manufacturers Post 2011 Models): By basscatcher89
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    Excellent idea!! This will be handy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by basstrackeroptimax View Post
    Excellent idea!! This will be handy.
    I agree. Do you want us to post directly here or are you going to move them here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by slonezp View Post
    I agree. Do you want us to post directly here or are you going to move them here?
    Just post them on the forum, and PM me if i don't notice it. I will put a link to it in the original post, that way i can continue with the format above all in the same post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by basstrackeroptimax View Post
    Thanks Matt! Gonna have another one for you hopefully in a couple weeks.
    Keep them coming !

    Everyone that takes the time to post up pictures and information on installs, thank you. It helps a lot of people, im sure there are many lurkers that it helps also.

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    Great idea. Looking for what guys have done for bait storage in compartments. Hanging to be specific. Any links or ideas. New boat count down has started. April 10th can not get here soon enough, hopefully the water will not be solid by then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtfd455 View Post
    Great idea. Looking for what guys have done for bait storage in compartments. Hanging to be specific. Any links or ideas. New boat count down has started. April 10th can not get here soon enough, hopefully the water will not be solid by then.
    Havnt really seen alot of that on here but do a search and there should be threads that come up from different forums. I know alot of the glass guys have those kind of setups for tackle storage.
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    Thanks Roy they work really well.

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    Would like to see picture of location where structure scan transducer is mounted on transom of tracker.

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    So Roy you didn't like my modification for installing a smaller gauge into a larger hole made by a speedo or tach? Granted I did titled it for a water pressure gauge modification with a twist but I think it won't let me change the title of it once its done - but you might can http://www.bbcboards.net/tin-boats/5...-solution.html

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    Nope sure didnt. just kidding. I moved it up there now. Trying to remember if I was the mod then or not I honestly dont remember when I started hahaha.
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    57.4 MPH GPS


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    You know, you could be right - I don't remember either. I remember doing it while I was waiting on the heart surgery thing as I wasn't able to do much at all. I think that project took me 2 days to do (normal person 30 minutes) but feeling MUCH MUCH better now. Physical activity is increasing by the week before chest discomfort sets in. Now to erect an electric fence to keep my DEVIL DOG PUPPY out of my boat areas. He's cleaning off my tool benches and now tackling my big tote cart among other things for chew toys. Electric collar don't work, he's very HARD HEADED (like me ). 8 months old and now over 80lbs, he's gonna be BIG when he finishes growing up. I hope by then I break him of chewing on stuff before I decide to KILL HIM. But he's a beautiful dog and great watchdog. Sold the pontoon boat so as soon as the ground dries enough, I can haul it out of the back yard.

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    What kinda Dog?

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    German Shepard/wolf mix one on the right


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    Roy, Someone else did the work and I stole this. I thought it is a good point of reference. Not sure where you might want to put it

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    Thats very cool. Ill find a good place for it thanks. Those are good comparison specs.
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    I finally got around to making use of the ideas I gleaned from this site. Thanks to all the posters.
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    Looks great and glad you were able to get some ideas here. Can you post with some more details on a new thread in the main forum? Your center seat mod looks interesting with the seat base in it.
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    57.4 MPH GPS


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    Why is the best mod ever not here? You know, your console mod.
    http://www.bbcboards.net/showthread....175+consle+mod