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by ralph
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Which Scotch Brite for de-scumming the toons?
Replies: 7
Views: 420

Re: Which Scotch Brite for de-scumming the toons?

I used those 3M hand scrubbers to each time we anchored off the beach. Worked pretty good but eventually I opted to bottom paint my toons. No more worries.
by ralph
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: truck beds and gasoline
Replies: 8
Views: 418

Re: truck beds and gasoline

I have a spray in bedliner in my GMC. No problems at all on mine but I have one of these gas cans. http://eagle-mfg.com/Resources/Docs/Flyers/Cantastic%20Flyer.pdf The can is a deep drawn type which means it is one piece of steel that is "drawn" to the shape of the finished product. There is no seam...
by ralph
Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Need Opinion/Solution
Replies: 16
Views: 784

Re: Need Opinion/Solution

[quote="BobL"]Another option is to get furniture covers and also one for your console. On my old Bentley, the crappy non-breathable cover ripped and I considered just doing furniture covers. Granted, your flooring would not be protected but that holds up pretty well.[/quote] I do have the individual...
by ralph
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Here's a dock for you pickers
Replies: 4
Views: 645

Re: Here's a dock for you pickers

One of a kind. Pretty cool Herb
by ralph
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Need Opinion/Solution
Replies: 16
Views: 784

Re: Need Opinion/Solution

[quote="mrlouis"]I had both knees totally replaced same day five years ago, I was also told to avoid kneeling , I can kneel on the seat without discomfort or any very soft surfaces but if I kneel on the carpet it is uncomfortable so after I have the cover all snapped in I go back in via side gate an...
by ralph
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Need Opinion/Solution
Replies: 16
Views: 784

Re: Need Opinion/Solution

[quote="Soonertoon"]If I read this correctly , the boat is in a slip at a marina. If the slip is a covered slip, then other than end of season lock down, I wouldnt worry about the poles being in place every time you cover it up. Ive got mine in a covered slip and I don't screw with the poles until i...
by ralph
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Need Opinion/Solution
Replies: 16
Views: 784

Re: Need Opinion/Solution

[quote="BobL"]Not sure if this has been posted here or not...and imagine it is not cheap. This is a cover, full bimini, and half bimini and works with a push of a button. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJqHKeDsRrQ[/quote] I have looked into this Bob and thanks for posting. I actually pass this plac...
by ralph
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Need Opinion/Solution
Replies: 16
Views: 784

Re: Need Opinion/Solution

Thanks everyone. I'll follow these tips and figure this out when the time comes.

A couple of friends told me about the kneeling. I guess I'll wait for the Doctor on that one. Many thanks again.
by ralph
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Need Opinion/Solution
Replies: 16
Views: 784

Need Opinion/Solution

I'll set the stage. I will retire at the end of November this year. Soon after, I will have my left knee replaced. I am told that I will not be allowed to kneel on my left knee for the rest of my life. I have to assume that there are others on the forum that have had this done. I am wondering how I ...
by ralph
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: OUCH!
Replies: 7
Views: 1084

Re: OUCH!

I think I have one but I'm resisting until I get Medicare next winter. My company health insurance probably won't cover everything
by ralph
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Removing pontoon from trailer with automotive engine hoists?
Replies: 6
Views: 636

Re: Removing pontoon from trailer with automotive engine hoists?

When I had my pontoons bottom painted they lifted my pontoon from the same eyelets. Tried to post the picture but it's too big
by ralph
Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Powder Coat ponntoons?
Replies: 19
Views: 2131

Re: Powder Coat ponntoons?

My pontoons were painted with Trilux 33 for what its worth. I am in fresh water though (Lake Erie). Has held up great after 2 seasons. Probably got 2 or 3 more to go before another paint job.
by ralph
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Trailer advice
Replies: 5
Views: 589

Re: Trailer advice

Opie,

Not sure exactly where you are in Michigan. I bought my trailer in Elkhart and brought it home. Here is the web site.

http://trailersforpontoons.com/index.htm

I am extremely satisfied with this trailer.
by ralph
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:19 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Out board reliability
Replies: 11
Views: 958

Re: Out board reliability

1985 90HP Yamaha 2 stroke - Flawless
1999 115 HP Johnson 2 stroke - Once I found a very good mechanic it was bulletproof
Current 2015 Yamaha 4 stroke w/80 hours - Flawless
by ralph
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Need advice for pontoon buoyancy options
Replies: 6
Views: 637

Re: Need advice for pontoon buoyancy options

I don't think with a 40HP engine that you will plane. It's just not enough power I don't think. A third pontoon would still need more power I believe and larger ones should do much either, except for riding higher out of the water. I have 27" pontoons with a 90HP outboard. After a certain RPM I plow...