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by bradm
Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: What's your winter project??
Replies: 24
Views: 327

Re: What's your winter project??

The cover is really convenient. Does a good job keeping boat clean. I have learned to set off a bug bomb and spray every few weeks to control spiders. Had spiders before so the spraying was routine. Neighbor has had one for a couple years and has held up well. Both of us spent some time at first get...
by bradm
Fri Feb 05, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: What's your winter project??
Replies: 24
Views: 327

Re: What's your winter project??

Congrats on the lake house. Going to be full time our weekend/summer place? Nothing like living on the water. We had a weekend lake house and a place closer to work till 2018 when someone made an unsolicited offer on our other house. Felt was to good to pass up. Increased my drive to work to about a...
by bradm
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Towing long distance precautions
Replies: 30
Views: 995

Re: Towing long distance precautions

Zero I know what you mean on burning gas on the 350. Don't think they are any different than any high HP outboard. I also wonder why Manitou does not offer a larger tank. Their twin engine boats have 90 gallon tanks and I would love that on mine. We like to run fairly long day trips and more fuel wo...
by bradm
Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Pontoon Rebuilds and Restorations.
Topic: 33 year old 28' Party Hut restoration
Replies: 66
Views: 2128

Re: 33 year old 28' Party Hut restoration

Cool project. Will be watching!
by bradm
Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Towing long distance precautions
Replies: 30
Views: 995

Re: Towing long distance precautions

Great looking boat. Glad the trip was safe and no big issues.

Glad you like the 350 Suzuki. We really like ours. Love the holeshot and handling.

Enjoy it!
by bradm
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Towing long distance precautions
Replies: 30
Views: 995

Re: Towing long distance precautions

Sounds like you have thoughts things through. Might ask dealer to inspect an replace beaings if needed. Suggest tie down straps on boat to attach to trail and a cheap infrared thermometer to check bearing temps at fuel stops. Good luck and be safe.
by bradm
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: 300 Yamaha or 350 Suzuki ..which would you choose and why?
Replies: 9
Views: 501

Re: 300 Yamaha or 350 Suzuki ..which would you choose and why?

Let us see some pics and how it performs. I think the boat will easily cruise at 30 with 6 on board. We have a 25 Legacy with tall windshield and arch so it's pretty heavy and 30 is no biggie with 6 passengers. I don' get near 60 but the SES is probably lighter than my boat. I don't think you could ...
by bradm
Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: 300 Yamaha or 350 Suzuki ..which would you choose and why?
Replies: 9
Views: 501

Re: 300 Yamaha or 350 Suzuki ..which would you choose and why?

My suggestion is to run both if you can. You will see why i bought the Suzuki. The duo-prop has great stern lift and low end. Good match for a tritoon especially when have big load of folks on boat I have not ran a 300 Mercury but have heard good things. But don't think can out perform the duoprop.
by bradm
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Old boat scars and memories
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Re: Old boat scars and memories

Wow. Great post.

Appreciate you sharing your wisdom about what is really important.

Seems like too many folks think that he who has the most toys when you did wins. Maybe the better thought is he whose toys have created the best memories for friends and family is the real winner.
by bradm
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: Destinations
Topic: Heading to Watts Barr lake TN
Replies: 7
Views: 644

Re: Heading to Watts Barr lake TN

Post some pics please. Always heard Watts Bar was nice place. Spent lots of time early in career in Oak Ridge and Knoxville but never got on water there.
by bradm
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Has anyone gone from a high performance boat deep V to a pontoon?
Replies: 5
Views: 350

Re: Has anyone gone from a high performance boat deep V to a pontoon?

Have done performance boats in past. Good friend had 35 and up Fountain, Hustled, Donzi, etc. Even had a 36 Nortec Cart. Wrenched on and ran them all. He traded boats a lot lol. Now i have a 25 Manitou with the 350 Suzuki which has duoprop. The holeshot is great and boat will run 50ish. We have a he...
by bradm
Sun May 31, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Manufacturer Reviews
Topic: Best table / bar entertaining brand and model?
Replies: 10
Views: 1209

Re: Best table / bar entertaining brand and model?

South Bay, Avalon, and Manitou all build boats with bars or entertained set ups. I have never tried pricing as they don't fit our needs. It does seem that those packages are towards upper end of manufacturers lines so does not surprise me $$ run up quick. I have had two South Bays and own a Manitou ...
by bradm
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: New guy from Ky
Replies: 2
Views: 296

Re: New guy from Ky

Welcome. What part of Kentucky are you in and where do you boat?

We live on northern end of Lake Barkley and do spend most of our time there. Get over to Kentucky Lake some too.
by bradm
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Bow Riding Legal in Florida?
Replies: 5
Views: 667

Re: Bow Riding Legal in Florida?

We had a fatality on Kentucky Lake on Labor Day Weekend when a 22 year old girl stepped over rail of pontoon and fell into water. Will post link if can locate.


Not crazy about new regs but not sure I disagree with that one. Common sense ain't common enough.
by bradm
Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: New to toons
Replies: 2
Views: 614

Re: New to toons

We had two South Bays and were very happy with both. Figuring out exactly what we wanted with them. Could not get floor plan and windshield we wanted so ended up with different brand. But would have gladly gone South Bay again otherwise. Good luck and post what you decide. Watching others boat shop ...