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by Strake
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Forum members map
Replies: 152
Views: 29505

Re: Forum members map

^^^ Yes, I just saw that message also. I know I've not been to the site anywhere close to 100 visits....... perhaps 10 or 12 at the most.

Too bad....
by Strake
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: So, speaking of batteries and such
Replies: 6
Views: 158

Re: So, speaking of batteries and such

Yep.....

I've got 2 DEKA Marine Batteries. I've typically used battery 1 one day, and switch to battery 2 the next day, or if I know I won't be running it for awhile on the last day out, I'll run one, then at the half way point of the day, I'll switch over to the other battery.
by Strake
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: So, speaking of batteries and such
Replies: 6
Views: 158

Re: So, speaking of batteries and such

I have a ProMariner Pro Sports. I think my model is the Pro Sports 20...... I'm not near the boat so I can't check, but I'm pretty sure this is it. Works great, for my 2 batteries.
ProSport 20.jpg
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by Strake
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: sharkhide reviews?
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: sharkhide reviews?

Definitely DO IT. ...... but do it BEFORE the boat is delivered, or ever put in the water. Best option is to have it put on at the manufacturer as Bennington now does. I waited 2 years to put it on our Berkshire and had to acid wash it first. I've also helped my buddy mirror polish his 2013 Benningt...
by Strake
Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Where do you fill her up with gas? Cans, station or marina?
Replies: 17
Views: 558

Re: Where do you fill her up with gas? Cans, station or marina?

I gas up at the marina. We don't have a trailer, and I don't want to deal with hauling 5 gallon jugs down a bunch of stairs.

The marina I have always used is NON ethonol gas and has historically been the least expensive on our lake..... still quite a bit more than the local regular gas stations.
by Strake
Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Tired of doing 20 mph
Replies: 9
Views: 554

Re: Tired of doing 20 mph

We also have a Berkshire Tri Toon. Very Happy with it, and the Yamaha F200. Our model has the rear facing loungers on both sides, as most manufacturers offer one like that. Our model will take up to a 300, however, I did a fair amount of research to find what was the most bang for the buck, both fro...
by Strake
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: I need some awning/cover fabric...who has the widest width?
Replies: 4
Views: 257

Re: I need some awning/cover fabric...who has the widest width?

Sunbrella comes in 46" as well as 60" widths.

I've bought several times from these folks when I did my homemade skirt and needed material and all kinds of snaps, etc.

https://www.sailrite.com/Fabric-Brands/Sunbrella
by Strake
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Outfitting new tritoon
Replies: 9
Views: 703

Re: Outfitting new tritoon

Welcome to the forum and congrats on your new, pending boat !!! I prefer round fenders. I keep 4 on board and use 2 of them with Pontoon Rails Fender Adjusters that I bought online at Overton's as a 4 pack. You preset the length of line from each fender. The other 2 fenders I use and tie on to the f...
by Strake
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: How many of us are running a dual battery setup?
Replies: 28
Views: 1203

Re: How many of us are running a dual battery setup?

We factory ordered ours with the Dual Battery set up AND Switch. We also ordered the built in battery charger. I usually run the boat on one battery, then next time I start up, I run it on the other battery. That includes if we stop during the day somewhere, if I remember, I'll go and switch it over...
by Strake
Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Will acid washing pontoons leave a white finish?
Replies: 3
Views: 391

Re: Will acid washing pontoons leave a white finish?

I have had mine acid washed, and Sharkhided......

Definitely on the white side, NOT shiny. As stated above, you need to polish them. However, the whitish finish is clean, super clean. Gets rid of all the black, uneven splotchy look.
by Strake
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: best stuff to polish the toons out
Replies: 9
Views: 653

Re: best stuff to polish the toons out

Yes..... couldn't believe I did that the first day buffing. The rest of the time I had one on.

This was on my buddy's boat too....... as mine was Sharkhided about 2 years ago, I wanted to get the system down pat before going after mine next season..... LOL !!!
by Strake
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: best stuff to polish the toons out
Replies: 9
Views: 653

Re: best stuff to polish the toons out

After trying several methods of buffing my buddy's toons with a DA polisher, hand polishing, etc and getting mediocre results, I decided to go big! I used what the truckers use on the polished tankers, and their fuel tanks. I bought some AIRWAY buffing pads and rouge. Using a Makita variable speed b...
by Strake
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: let's talk under skinning
Replies: 10
Views: 802

Re: let's talk under skinning

If I was at our lake place, I'd take some pics for you...... but I won't be back there until the end of Feb. The under skinning goes from tune, to tune with NO gaps inbetween. I do have a TRI TOON, so we have the port side pontoon log, then a curved " U shaped" piece of under skinning that butts rig...
by Strake
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Pontoon Boat Innovation
Replies: 15
Views: 1346

Re: Pontoon Boat Innovation

Thanks Steve,

I got it directly from Berkshire. I had my dealer contact them and ask if I could get a piece and they said no problem. So I knew it was an exact match !!!!

Richard
by Strake
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Pontoon Boat Innovation
Replies: 15
Views: 1346

Re: Pontoon Boat Innovation

Only innovation I'd love to see is toons that don't tarnish. Yes, I aware that some manufacturers put SharkHide on them, etc.... but I would hope for something more permanent to keep them from corroding and looking nasty. I like the many choices of deck layouts, although I chose a fairly common styl...