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by ToddS
Sun May 13, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Dreaded dirty floor
Replies: 2
Views: 234

Dreaded dirty floor

I'm getting my 'toon ready for the season (better late than never). It has a vinyl floor that previous owner had installed summer of 2015. Last season was the first season we left the boat in the water (brackish water to salty). I hosed the boat down after every trip. The flooring behind the fence i...
by ToddS
Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Bottom Cleaning/Painting for pontoon boat-Chesapeake Bay Are
Replies: 6
Views: 388

Re: Bottom Cleaning/Painting for pontoon boat-Chesapeake Bay Are

Good idea on keeping the can. It can go with our 27 different paints for the house!

I'm not sure what the prep will be. I think soda blasting is to abrasive; I've heard they use walnut (?) shells.
by ToddS
Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Bottom Cleaning/Painting for pontoon boat-Chesapeake Bay Are
Replies: 6
Views: 388

Re: Bottom Cleaning/Painting for pontoon boat-Chesapeake Bay Are

[quote="SPembleton"]I am new to pontooning, but have many years sailing i have always used an ablative bottom paint on my boat. I have spoken with reps from Petit re the dos and donts. They say that the biggest problem is putting too much paint on your hull. If you just have spots here and there tha...
by ToddS
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Bottom Cleaning/Painting for pontoon boat-Chesapeake Bay Are
Replies: 6
Views: 388

Bottom Cleaning/Painting for pontoon boat-Chesapeake Bay Are

I had my boat in the water for the first time this year. The previous owner had the bottom painted, and while it worked okay, I think it's time for a strip down and repainting. I'm in the Mid-Cheasapeake Bay area. The boat is in Smyrna, DE right now, the marina I keep it at is on the Magothy. I'm wi...
by ToddS
Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Prepping for a salt water slip
Replies: 1
Views: 502

Prepping for a salt water slip

I'm looking at my options this season for where to put my boat on the Chesapeake Bay (western side). Last year I had on trailer storage at a marina with a ramp. It was nice, but I'm looking to move elsewhere. I've not found a boatel that will take pontoons, and the few other places with trailer stor...
by ToddS
Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: What did You Name Your Boat?
Replies: 29
Views: 2692

Re: What did You Name Your Boat?

Toonin' Out

I kept throwing out punny names until the Admiral liked one (or gave up...).
by ToddS
Mon May 02, 2016 8:22 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Boatel or on-trailer storage near Annapolis, MD
Replies: 1
Views: 344

Boatel or on-trailer storage near Annapolis, MD

I'm looking for a boatel or on-trailer storage with a boat ramp near Annapolis, MD. Feel like I'm hitting my head against the wall. I've contacted about 20 places. Two have on trailer storage with launching on premises. No one can take a pontoon on a boatel. I know pontoons are not as common on the ...
by ToddS
Mon May 02, 2016 6:49 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Yet another prop question
Replies: 11
Views: 1618

Re: Yet another prop question

So after getting sidetracked with other projects, I'm back at the prop. Ken at prop gods recommended I go with a 13 5/8 x 13 3-blade if I go aluminum. I'm going this way for now as we have a lot of shallows in the river and bay. I know that the shape of the blades, etc. makes a big difference. It lo...
by ToddS
Thu Apr 07, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Anchor Size??
Replies: 11
Views: 1372

Re: Anchor Size??

How versatile is the box anchor? We have mostly mud/muck on the Chesapeake Bay and rivers, but have some rockier areas on the Potomac that may not be as soft. Also, do you need a length of chain? What's the recommendedm scope? Looks like a great replacement for the rusty mess that came with the boat...
by ToddS
Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:33 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Yet another prop question
Replies: 11
Views: 1618

Re: Yet another prop question

another thing you need to look at is motor height is there room to raise the motor a hole or two if the motor is too deep you will be slow and have lower RPM's it is easy to raise motor with a floor jack That prop on you boat should be close for that motor Good luck Mike Mike-I need to take a look ...
by ToddS
Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:32 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Yet another prop question
Replies: 11
Views: 1618

Re: Yet another prop question

I just spun your numbers and you are about 50% slip, with your current prop. First, I have to ask, are your pontoons clean? That will kill your speed. Next, from running more numbers, if you ran a 14X12 or 13 3 blade Round eared prop and we could get slip to 30% or lower and RPM's up to 5500, I thi...
by ToddS
Tue Apr 05, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Yet another prop question
Replies: 11
Views: 1618

Re: Yet another prop question

Plain pontoons or do you have lifting strakes ? Does seem slow.... but what would it spin up to if you were by yourself (lighter load) If you drop down a prop, you might get some more rpms and speed out of her..... With no lifting strakes, there is a lot of drag on those tubes..... Forgot to mentio...
by ToddS
Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Yet another prop question
Replies: 11
Views: 1618

Yet another prop question

I know this has been discussed so many times, but here we go again: Looking to optimize my prop on the new to me pontoon. The current prop is in okay shape (a few scuffs, no major dings or chunks out) but I feel from reading on here and looking at the Yamaha Service Bulletins that I could get more s...
by ToddS
Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:36 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Replacing docking light/navigation light enclosure
Replies: 2
Views: 608

Re: Replacing docking light/navigation light enclosure

Good observation on the navigation light. Looks like it is green on the inside.

I like the idea of fiberglassing it then reprinting . I'd rather spend the money on switching to LED lights.

Todd
by ToddS
Wed Feb 03, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Replacing docking light/navigation light enclosure
Replies: 2
Views: 608

Replacing docking light/navigation light enclosure

Hi all- We bought a 22' Sweetwater w/ Yamaha 115 4-Stroke back in October. Took it out once before the weather turned cold here in Maryland. I've got my punch list of projects to do, but this one has me a little stumped and looking for advice. The docking lights/navigation lights are in enclosures o...