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by Bamaman
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Marine 31 Mildew
Replies: 20
Views: 304

Re: Marine 31 Mildew

I think Marine 31 products may be about as good as cleaning products and protectants get. My new Gander Mountain store carries a full line of their products. I was thinking that some of the auto detailing online stores also carry it--like Autogeek.com.
by Bamaman
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: 1st Boat Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: 1st Boat Questions

Most people will suggest you power your boat with the largest engine the hull is rated for. Many that start with smaller engines simply get bored, and would prefer if their boat would get up and go--if for pulling tubers or outrunning a thunderstorm. When I bought my first pontoon boat in 1985, I ke...
by Bamaman
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Share you toon make, engine size and top speed.
Replies: 9
Views: 223

Re: Share you toon make, engine size and top speed.

Bennington 24SSLX F150 with Reliance 15 pitch prop--40 mph @ 6000 rpms
by Bamaman
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: How do you get your toon off the trailer?
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Re: How do you get your toon off the trailer?

It takes.ingenuity to pull off, especially if the toon has a large engine, etc. The back end is easy to put up on Jack stands. Sometimes engine hoists can lift the front end. Or use a winch and a big tree limb.
by Bamaman
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: New guy, lake Norman NC
Replies: 7
Views: 246

Re: New guy, lake Norman NC

You are getting 150 hp mph. A 300 Verado will push a mich bigger prop than a 15 pitch.
It is up to your selling dealer to get the performance to 100%.
Start with a 17 pitch Enertia and go from there.
by Bamaman
Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Bartlett any one have any experience or have one
Replies: 7
Views: 182

Re: Bartlett any one have any experience or have one

Barletta is a new pontoon boat company. Recently, Winnebago purchased a relatively new RV company called Grand.Design. The founders of Grand Design walked.away fat, happy and with a pocket full of money ($805 million). They built Grand Design into a RV giant in just 5 years because they put out grea...
by Bamaman
Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: 2013 Yamaha F115 to 2018 Evinrude 150 G1
Replies: 13
Views: 217

Re: 2013 Yamaha F115 to 2018 Evinrude 150 G1

Willyt: Those prices for outboard motors around you are nothing short of outrageous. A dealer close by sells the Mercury 150 4S for well under $11k. Yamaha F150s should be around $12.5k, and the F200s just over $15k.
by Bamaman
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Upgrading from 115hp Merc to 150hp Merc logistics
Replies: 7
Views: 149

Re: Upgrading from 115hp Merc to 150hp Merc logistics

This is a real world situation that any decent boat dealer should go thru often. Many boaters, especially bass boat dealers, have customers that upgrade for more power. Happens every day. Jacos is 40 minutes from me. They dyno any trade ins to make sure the engine is at 100% condition. It is good bu...
by Bamaman
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: New pontoon owner with new boat has questions.
Replies: 22
Views: 378

Re: New pontoon owner with new boat has questions.

Sounds as if you are reluctant to face your dealer after a negative buying experience. Unfortunately it is his responsibility to properly setup your boat to where it gets 100% of performance. First of all, any 200 horsepower tritoon needs power steering. Mercury outboard motors should have an integr...
by Bamaman
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: 2013 Yamaha F115 to 2018 Evinrude 150 G1
Replies: 13
Views: 217

Re: 2013 Yamaha F115 to 2018 Evinrude 150 G1

The only 2 stroke to go with us the G2. If you have a late model Yamaha, life would go so much easier swapping/trading for a F150 or better yet a F200. The 200 would need Seastar power steering assist which is very pricey to add on, however. The F150 is conservative on horsepower and is a whole lot ...
by Bamaman
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Where should I be looking for a used boat?
Replies: 6
Views: 183

Re: Where should I be looking for a used boat?

There are two problems with Texas. #1 is that the state is so large and not every town has lakes.. And #2 is that it is a long way from Dallas to anywhere else.

Center your search on Texas, Eastern Oklahoma and Arkansas.
by Bamaman
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: How to keep cats off my toon
Replies: 24
Views: 276

Re: How to keep cats off my toon

But now do I keep our neighborhood Blue Heron off my boat? Big Bird's talons have torn two seats and he ate my captain's chair armrest cover. Progressive will not pay unless an animal gets under a mooring cover.
by Bamaman
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: The Ultimate Pontoon Adventure...
Replies: 6
Views: 226

Re: The Ultimate Pontoon Adventure...

My buddy is down in the British Virgins on a 57 foot power cat with three other couples. It is his third trip on cats.

Online they look good. But they appear to be very expensive to buy outright and the rental units may have fractional ownership like a time share.
by Bamaman
Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: 2017 Sylvan 8522 Entertainer Tritoon Merc 150 prop help
Replies: 31
Views: 290

Re: 2017 Sylvan 8522 Entertainer Tritoon Merc 150 prop help

I would go back to the original engine height, and then try an Enertia 14 pitch prop. It is the standard of the industry for pontoon props--and available in 1 inch pitch increments.
by Bamaman
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Pontoon Rebuilds and Restorations.
Topic: Moving Engine Mount Aft
Replies: 6
Views: 136

Re: Moving Engine Mount Aft

Leave it like it is. The cutout muffles the.sound.of the motor. I have a Starcraft styled like it, and my Yamaha 115 horsepower two stroke planes at 2800 rpm's and is very, very quiet.
One problem with small motors is that they are relatively loud because they have to be run so hard.