So me, my brother and our friend are rebuilding a pontoon boat. Going to be an all party no fishing boat. It's our friends dads old boat. He got a new one and decided he didn't want the old one and said if we restored it, we could have it. Our friend is the money, and my brother and I are the bronze, brains, and whatever else. So when we got it, the decking was rotting, alot of the railing was falling apart, and the seating was tore up lol. We dismantled it down the pontoon structure, and started from there. We wanted to get some plexy glass for the decking, but it was like $600 per 8 foot sheet....a little too rich for the money man. So we got the regular water board and mounted it on there. Then we could only salvage about 30% of the railing, so the rest we had to fab up ourselves. Welding aluminum is a pain the ass to say the least. It's all outdoors, so if there's wind, were screwed and can't weld. Eventually we got it all welded together, put it on the deck, checked fitting and screwed it all together, but not into the deck yet. ATM, were painting the railing, then were going to pop rivet the siding on. We've been arguing over putting the siding on the inside, or the outside. Originally it's on the inside, but we've been looking at pictures of it on the outside, and it looks pretty decent. Not sure yet though. All we have left to do is order the seating, a captains console, get the engine put back together, run the wiring, set up the diving board, drill the holes for the railing, glue the carpet, wire the sound system, and get it in the water...only get to work on it 1 day a week, so got a few more weeks to go lol. I'll get some pics on Sunday and pots em up. Anyone else ever build/restore a pontoon boat?