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by ron nh
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: New to pontoon world!
Replies: 8
Views: 1537

Re: New to pontoon world!

I think people on here have recommended 15x15 stainless steel for a Merc 150? You should be able to get the RPM's up. Motor might be to low.
by ron nh
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Small Pontoons/Tri-toons
Replies: 6
Views: 665

Re: Small Pontoons/Tri-toons

I also have an 18' Qwest tri-toon with a 115 that hits 40 MPH GPS. The 20 footers are rated for a 150 HP. I've had mine for 4 summers now and have never had an issue that I didn't create. The LS lines are beautiful, Now they have a series above that. Also Avalon does (or did) make them, And since Qw...
by ron nh
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Manufacturer Reviews
Topic: Regency Bennington or Harris?
Replies: 9
Views: 5216

Re: Regency Bennington or Harris?

For 23k difference I would buy the Regency in a second. Which series is the Bennington? S,G, R?
by ron nh
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Towing MPG Thread
Replies: 18
Views: 1054

Re: Towing MPG Thread

ROLAND wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:33 am
We pull our 20 foot toon with a 2010 Toyota 4 Runner SR 5 / 4.0 V6. With the boat in tow we get about 16.5 mpg. Without it about 19 to 20.
That's pretty good, My V8 4 Runner got 18 or 12 while towing. Some years the V6 had more HP than the V8, but about 30 less torque.
by ron nh
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: New (to me) boat
Replies: 12
Views: 793

Re: New (to me) boat

Nice, Should be fun!
by ron nh
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Towing MPG Thread
Replies: 18
Views: 1054

Re: Towing MPG Thread

I've been towing with a Lexus GX 470 lately since it'll seat 8 if I'm bringing a crowd, It's a 4.7 V8, I get 17MPG without towing and just over 11MPG towing. My boats fairly light. 18' tri-toon weight with trailer is around 3k.
by ron nh
Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: 2017 Sylvan 8522 Entertainer Tritoon Merc 150 prop help
Replies: 31
Views: 1286

Re: 2017 Sylvan 8522 Entertainer Tritoon Merc 150 prop help

Can you move motor up and try the 15 or is it high enough now? Otherwise it sounds like the 14 would bring you closer to the RPM's you want. It's brutal propping some of these things.
by ron nh
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: 2017 Sylvan 8522 Entertainer Tritoon Merc 150 prop help
Replies: 31
Views: 1286

Re: 2017 Sylvan 8522 Entertainer Tritoon Merc 150 prop help

So my neighbors friend has a 15X15 stainless steel prop, He hits 5800 RPM's @ 42 MPH alone, with his 2 young kids and wife he is at 5700 RPM's @ 37 MPH. One other question, Are you at high altitude where you boat?
by ron nh
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: 2017 Sylvan 8522 Entertainer Tritoon Merc 150 prop help
Replies: 31
Views: 1286

Re: 2017 Sylvan 8522 Entertainer Tritoon Merc 150 prop help

I've heard of a few people over the last few years, since they started selling the PR package that ordered the PR 25 and got the PR 20 with a 25 shaft. Or vice versa, the dealers kept saying that wasn't the case but finally got it right. This probably isn't the case but I'd check for sure, Especiall...
by ron nh
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: 2017 Sylvan 8522 Entertainer Tritoon Merc 150 prop help
Replies: 31
Views: 1286

Re: 2017 Sylvan 8522 Entertainer Tritoon Merc 150 prop help

It's his friends, but he claims 42 on GPS. so you also have the 25" shaft I would imagine? it does sound like a height problem. Some of these dealers really suck, I have a merc 115 with a 13.5 by 17 black max and mine runs perfect, I can't believe they would give you that size 1st.
by ron nh
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: 2017 Sylvan 8522 Entertainer Tritoon Merc 150 prop help
Replies: 31
Views: 1286

Re: 2017 Sylvan 8522 Entertainer Tritoon Merc 150 prop help

Do you have the PR 20 or PR 25 package? They may have given you the wrong motor for the transom. I think my neighbors friend has a 15X15 or 15X17 prop on the same boat with the same motor.
by ron nh
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Performance Thread Anyone?
Replies: 62
Views: 8869

Re: Performance Thread Anyone?

So you've been abducted and they told you how they power there craft? I was wondering where you've been.
by ron nh
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: pontoon boats and Florida inlets
Replies: 16
Views: 834

Re: pontoon boats and Florida inlets

You're on the right track, you'll want a 24' tri-toon, not all brands offer 27" toons but that would be best, Also you'll want "heavy hat" rather than "C channels" underneath. Some brands do a tougher construction with there salt water package.
by ron nh
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Anybody tried one of the poly 3rd tunes
Replies: 2
Views: 421

Re: Anybody tried one of the poly 3rd tunes

I've come across a few people that have taken them off, Including the only person that gave me a positive review. I asked a lot about them a few years ago, I was interested too. I should clarify, I'm talking about the glide, I don't know about those Wilson pontoon's.
by ron nh
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Yamaha 225 vs 250-Sun Tracker vs Sun Catcher
Replies: 18
Views: 1409

Re: Yamaha 225 vs 250-Sun Tracker vs Sun Catcher

I don't think Bass pro bought Sun Tracker did they? they just sell them, But I like the G3's.