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by zoom650
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: How to fix the deck rubber? (sun fading)
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Re: How to fix the deck rubber? (sun fading)

I'd get a template kit from SeaDek and have a piece custom cut for the bow.

https://jetboatpilot.com/collections/seadek-products
by zoom650
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Pontoon Market Pricing
Replies: 9
Views: 191

Re: Pontoon Market Pricing

Pricing. Wow. It ain't easy given how the market works. I went to the Atlanta and Tampa boat shows and noted the drive-out price vs the suggested retail and back then it was about 14% off MSRP. That's what I offered when I ordered my boat. The dealer accepted so quick it made me think I cut myself s...
by zoom650
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: New custom table!
Replies: 8
Views: 181

Re: New custom table!

Would you like to hear it again?
That's beautiful.
by zoom650
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Which new boat cover?
Replies: 12
Views: 171

Re: Which new boat cover?

If its any help to you, I just bought a new mooring cover for my Solstice 220 from my Harris guy. $1,577. Here's the tag from the manufacture that's got the type of material, web site and the 800 number. Seems to be high quality with a nice, tight fit. See if they have patterns to fit your boat. Thi...
by zoom650
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: To cover or not to cover
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Re: To cover or not to cover

The short answer is yes. Florida sun is intense and over the years will age your boat's looks like nobody's business. A decent cover can be vented, and is water repellent enough where moisture will evaporate. Leave your helm hatch open and seats lifted as it sits covered. My mooring cover came with ...
by zoom650
Thu May 23, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: What gauges do you find a necessity to have?
Replies: 17
Views: 283

Re: What gauges do you find a necessity to have?

Boats with smaller horsepower requirements probably get by with less information. Same for lakes you know by heart and if you don't trailer many new places. But, start running more horsepower, twins, go further, expand your range to the intercoastal, off-shore, or great lake and your need for inform...
by zoom650
Tue May 21, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Cupped prop
Replies: 12
Views: 244

Re: Cupped prop

My 2014 Verado 150 spins an Enertia 14p. High 30's. Good handling.
by zoom650
Tue May 14, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Pontoon or deck boat
Replies: 15
Views: 379

Re: Pontoon or deck boat

Like others have said: tri toon with a 150 or better. And get the largest size diameter pontoon your budget can handle.

Had a 26 foot center console out of Panama City Beach and downsized it for a 22 foot Harris. It eats up the bay on a sloppy day like it's nothing at all.
by zoom650
Tue May 14, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Flying Old Glory
Replies: 5
Views: 200

Re: Flying Old Glory

This is what I use. Requires square fence rails, tho. Before this, I tried my anchor light mast. Looked good for a while till it ruined the mast. Then I used a stainless rod holder on my ski bar. I think I like this better.

https://marineholders.com/products/1flag-poll-holder
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by zoom650
Tue May 14, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Old gas
Replies: 13
Views: 343

Re: Old gas

As for disposing of bad gas, please don't dump it on bare ground. If you can't find an appropriate disposal site, find a vacant (meaning site not currently in use) and dump the gas where it will evaporate on the surface of the concrete. I'd suggest a covert mission to not get caught too. Or just let...
by zoom650
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Hydrolic steering on Harris 210
Replies: 8
Views: 162

Re: Hydrolic steering on Harris 210

Hydraulic steering is a big difference from power assisted steering. For goodness sakes, anyone deciding on a boat to buy, I hope you test drive different models and feel the difference. The difference in price won't sting as bad. I backed off my expectation of a Verado 200 to a 150 and used the dif...
by zoom650
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Sunken pontoon
Replies: 20
Views: 791

Re: Sunken pontoon

Friends that dive and used to help the sheriff pull junk out of the rock quarry and used old, patched truck inner tubes (1000-20 or larger) they'd stuff under water then inflate. Look for a tire store that services commercial truck accounts. That may help get things level with the surface.
by zoom650
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Should I repower ???
Replies: 16
Views: 383

Re: Should I repower ???

When I ordered power assisted steering on my 150 Verado in 2014, there was a price/model difference between the 150 and the 200. Just an FYI. I have the 22 lp3 party barge with 4 stroke 150hp mercury O/B, it has hydraulic steering which i'm not impressed with. would like to upgrade to power steering...
by zoom650
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Need a pontoon repair guy in SW FL
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: Need a pontoon repair guy in SW FL

My local marina and the local Bass Pro Shop referred me to the best sheet metal and welding shop in town. They both said that's where they job out that kind of work. Maybe follow that avenue and see what you can find.
by zoom650
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Should I repower ???
Replies: 16
Views: 383

Re: Should I repower ???

Have you had a mechanic check your hydraulics? Need fluid? My old center console ran twin Yama F200's and had hydraulic steering. It was never that unpleasant to handle unless fluid went low. I won't disagree that one finger steering your toon isn't terrific. I have it on my 150 and love it. Great w...