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Default freighter track tension?

how tight should my tracks be on the freighter ? if I pull with some force on the back of the pontoon where there are no rails it pulls out about an inch . is that normal or should I tighten them ?
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Default Re: freighter track tension?

still okay, and when moving it is greater than that, but would not let it get any looser
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Default Re: freighter track tension?

awesome I have the tool to tighten them just dident want to over tighten them . should I try and bend every link alittle or just bend one here and there or just try to do one ?
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thanks !
looks like I got some work to do ....
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Default Re: freighter track tension?

Just curious, why do they have you bend the connecting links when the rail on either end of the pontoon is adjustable? Isn't that why you can loosen the rail sections on the ends and adjust them out? I haven't had to do it yet on mine so curious.
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Just curious, why do they have you bend the connecting links when the rail on either end of the pontoon is adjustable? Isn't that why you can loosen the rail sections on the ends and adjust them out? I haven't had to do it yet on mine so curious.
Not all pontoons have the adjustable ends
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Default Re: freighter track tension?

The first photo shows lifting the track to check for clearance, not adjusting the links center to center distance, as the pontoon shown has adjustable rails.

Be sure to adjust the end rail curves the same distance on each side of the pontoon. Hook your tape measure in the round hole between the outer pontoon bearing and the big drain hole on the outside and the same size hole on the inside. Distance does not have to be the same on each end, just make sure distance is the same side to side on each end. Got it?

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How you address the distance on the early pontoons that had one adjuster?
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Default Re: freighter track tension?

My cat is a 53 and has no track adjusters, just bend the links to tighten . I did one pontoon and was very surprised how fast just alittle bend took the slack out nicely .now I'm just trying to alittle everywhere so its even .

I just got the fuel takes cleaned . the guy at the shop said that he had never seen a sending unit with that big/long of a float . do you think i can rebuild the sending unit for the fuel gauge ?
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What gauge make/style is it? Stewart warner or other brand ? Pic ?
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well there is 2 . the original tucker cluster and a new after market one .
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You need to figure out the ohm rating in the gauge and get a new fuel sender for it. Most are adjustable but I learned they are also directional depending on what side of the tank yours is mounted.

Summit has them but also a marine option from moeller might work. I used a Stewart warner because that's what my gauges are .
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How you address the distance on the early pontoons that had one adjuster?
Scott is referring to the adjusters on each end- both inside and outside of the pontoon being adjusted equally. That way the grouser travels around the ends parallel to the pontoon, not off a few degrees. Not equal distant from pontoon end to end.
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I get that but the earlier ones only had one adjuster so one side will always be different length ?

I always set my adjusters equal as advised .
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heres what came out of the fuel tanks in the freighter . good thing there aluminum and don't rust or they would have been done for .
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I get that but the earlier ones only had one adjuster so one side will always be different length ?

I always set my adjusters equal as advised .
I have never seen or heard of a pontoon with only one adjuster on the entire pontoon. Must be some ones "improvement", not factory. Would like to see a photo.
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You had me thinking it was the legal weed at first but here is what I came up with quickly.

This cab over with the blade I believe has one and this tucker factory restore has only one It is technically factory....

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cab over one rear front and one front rear?
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