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by guy48065
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Replace my VRO fuel/oil pump with standard (2000 OMC 40hp)
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Re: Replace my VRO fuel/oil pump with standard (2000 OMC 40hp)

My motor already has the mounting bosses for the traditional pump, which costs about 1/4 what a VRO pump costs. But it's not the cost. It's the idea that the oil is added IN the pump and if anything goes wrong and oil stops, you get a warning tone as your motor is is seizing. I like the convenience ...
by guy48065
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Replace my VRO fuel/oil pump with standard (2000 OMC 40hp)
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Re: Replace my VRO fuel/oil pump with standard (2000 OMC 40hp)

"I thought" I read about this conversation in this forum. Maybe not.
by guy48065
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Replace my VRO fuel/oil pump with standard (2000 OMC 40hp)
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Replace my VRO fuel/oil pump with standard (2000 OMC 40hp)

The more time I spend under the hood on my Johnson 40 the less I like the vacuum-driven oil/fuel pump. I've seen discussions of replacing this pump with a standard one, and I've now heard the same thing from 2 different outboard mechanics ("it's not a question of IF it will fail, but WHEN"). I can p...
by guy48065
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Bimini top
Replies: 5
Views: 288

Re: Bimini top

My '96 still has its original bimini (I think). It's color on top, white underneath...thick & strong. A year ago I bought a boot for it from PS and the material is nice but I wouldn't expect it to hold up like the original. I assume a new bimini would be made from this same material. Does anyone mak...
by guy48065
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Floor replacement question
Replies: 5
Views: 250

Re: Floor replacement question

psrujak wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:15 pm
Would 2x2x.025x8 work?
psrujak wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:15 pm
lakerunner Thanks for your help. I will order the metal.
.25" I hope. .025 would be...aluminum siding trim? Don't order that...
:biggrin2
by guy48065
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Trolling Motor Battery Placement
Replies: 6
Views: 146

Re: Trolling Motor Battery Placement

Think of all the cars with those 12V "bombs" under the seat or in the trunk, including mine.
Don't worry about it.

Many helms have a couple of those snap-in round grates to eliminate moisture and for the horn sound to get out.
by guy48065
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Marine 31 Mildew
Replies: 24
Views: 1179

Re: Marine 31 Mildew

...Most over-the-counter marine mildew cleaners rely on heavy concentrations of bleach and other volatile chemicals that actually cause more harm than good. Marine 31 is one of the "most"--they never say there's no bleach in the product. RMR-86 is also. Plus some soap. I don't think anything out th...
by guy48065
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: New Pontoon Boat Owner-has some foolish questions
Replies: 7
Views: 708

Re: New Pontoon Boat Owner-has some foolish questions

I have a '96 18-foot Sweetwater with 40HP Johnson. I wanted to replace the harness because the PO chopped everything but the ignition portion during a re-deck. Rather than patch it together using diagrams & expensive marine-grade wire & waterproof connectors I bought a used harness off eBay that loo...
by guy48065
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Pontoon Rebuilds and Restorations.
Topic: New Carpet without Glue???
Replies: 6
Views: 565

Re: New Carpet without Glue???

...I have "seagrass" carpet in my boat that's held down with snaps. Snaps are not hard to install so maybe it's the way to go. I like the sound of that but I haven't been to any dealers or boat shows to see what this looks like. What's beneath your fence rails if they're not bolted through the carp...
by guy48065
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Toon covers
Replies: 8
Views: 512

Re: Toon covers

Before spending $1400 on a custom playpen cover I would suggest looking up seller "canvasguy2077" on eBay--Andy. This is formerly American Canvas Products, Inc. that made OEM covers for several boat mfrs. for a couple decades. Andy can send you a diagram where you fill in all the important dimension...
by guy48065
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Bimini Top position while trailering
Replies: 7
Views: 391

Re: Bimini Top position while trailering

If you pull the pin on the rear arm will your bimini frame lay flat on the back fence? My Sweetwater does--but overhangs about a foot. The bimini might be dealer-installed so YMMV. For winter storage I disconnect the short rear strut & swing the frame over the front half of the boat. The wires at th...
by guy48065
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: What to use of outboard quits
Replies: 17
Views: 834

Re: What to use of outboard quits

Sometimes the nearest shoreline is rubble, cliffs, snags, or swamp. You definitely want the ability to move & navigate some distance if the lake isn't fully developed flat shore.
by guy48065
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Installing Rear facing Speakers
Replies: 9
Views: 393

Re: Installing Rear facing Speakers

cbl1 wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:14 pm
Holly molly - - Wiskey Trip on that link - - I'd be surprised if skiers can even hear the engine over the music with all those speakers.
Wow...a rig like that would have a few holes under the waterline in the morning at my quiet lake.
by guy48065
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Installing Rear facing Speakers
Replies: 9
Views: 393

Re: Installing Rear facing Speakers

Some things aren't meant to be put in the rear...including speakers.

:rofl
by guy48065
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: lifting nacelles for pontoon boats
Replies: 26
Views: 916

Re: lifting nacelles for pontoon boats

Bamby wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:48 am
(deck boats)...who have owned them were seeming glad to be rid of them ...
In the years I've been on this forum I don't believe I've ever seen a discussion on why deck boats get a bad rap. My boss at work is considering a used one--what should I tell him?