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by Jake_Daddy
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Update my existing boat or buy new/newer used?
Replies: 15
Views: 243

Re: Update my existing boat or buy new/newer used?

Since your gonna keep it at least another year see if you can find a suitable four blade prop for that motor. End of the day I don't know what your flat spot is but if your in gear and the prop is spinning it doesn't care what motor is spinning it. Your not exactly a speed demon with a 40 hp and I w...
by Jake_Daddy
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Small V thingy on transom
Replies: 11
Views: 225

Re: Small V thingy on transom

One of the guys at work bought a toon from Bass pro, not sure on model but I will try and remember to ask when I see him. Anyway he was having some issues with the prop losing grip and he told me the dealer cut an angled plate off the transom and it fixed everything. I never saw any pictures but I w...
by Jake_Daddy
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Ranger Reata and their powder coated toons
Replies: 13
Views: 459

Re: Ranger Reata and their powder coated toons

I have though about the anodizing as well and the only trick I see to it, outside of having a big a$$ tank, is getting the toons dunked in the tank. While I am not super knowledgeable about the process I cant imagine you want the acid solution getting stuck inside the toons so you would probably wan...
by Jake_Daddy
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Ranger Reata and their powder coated toons
Replies: 13
Views: 459

Re: Ranger Reata and their powder coated toons

I have been wondering about that as well with the powder coated toons. I also remember someone...somewhere...talking about doing a vinyl wrap on their toons, I wonder if that ever happened and how it turned out. I like the vinyl wrap option as I beach our toon a lot and could easily re wrap any dama...
by Jake_Daddy
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Manufacturer Reviews
Topic: Coach 230 RL Tritoon
Replies: 3
Views: 873

Re: Coach 230 RL Tritoon

That sounds like a pretty good deal to me. I got to check out their boats down in Ft. Lauderdale at the boat show and they looked great, and if all the warranties are as good as they say even better. I was told 10 years bow to stern on basically every component above the deck.
by Jake_Daddy
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Tow Vehicle for 24' toon w 115 merc
Replies: 19
Views: 939

Re: Tow Vehicle for 24' toon w 115 merc

My first comment is about NonHyphenAmerican is that those old F150's with a 5 speed and the 300 inline 6 were one of the best dang trucks ever made! Mine had over 300k when I got a newer model of the same truck with fuel injection, never had any major problems with the old carb one. As far as towing...
by Jake_Daddy
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Salt Water in center toon
Replies: 9
Views: 406

Re: Salt Water in center toon

I wouldn't worry if a little bit gets trapped in there. Chemical reactions can only go on for so long on with a fixed amount of ingredients. Think of when you were a kid making baking soda and vinegar volcano's, they didn't react forever only until all the reactive agents have done there thing.
by Jake_Daddy
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Trailer weight
Replies: 6
Views: 364

Re: Trailer weight

If that chart is correct for that brand of trailers we can see that you don't have surge brakes on that single axle so that would eliminate those ones, even though they could be optional. I would guess your in that 715#-665#. If it is the original tires that would eliminate a lot as well.
by Jake_Daddy
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Pontoon Rebuilds and Restorations.
Topic: Presure testing tubes
Replies: 4
Views: 459

Re: Presure testing tubes

Thats a great idea. When I was a mechanic we used the same method for finding small pinhole leaks in emissions hoses and similar. Had a fancy machine with some vapor liquid but I do like that method! The only advice I can offer is play with lighting when you do it because smoke from a really small h...
by Jake_Daddy
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Powder Coat ponntoons?
Replies: 19
Views: 1800

Re: Powder Coat ponntoons?

I would agree with the heating making things more ductile. I don't imagine there would be any issue from powder coating heat. Whatever heat is used in coating will not be anywhere close to what was produced during welding which drops the temper out of any metal, anneals it, and if the manufacture wa...
by Jake_Daddy
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Powder Coat ponntoons?
Replies: 19
Views: 1800

Re: Powder Coat ponntoons?

I will jump on the bandwagon of no powder coat...it looks really sweet in the showroom but it will inevitably be scratched up and you cant reapply the powder coat only paint it. As for ablatives I would only use it if your boat stays in the water for long periods of time but they do make copper free...
by Jake_Daddy
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: It is like a brand new boat!!!...
Replies: 6
Views: 1520

Re: It is like a brand new boat!!!...

I gotta say I am jealous! That's on the top of my non-maintenance to do lists! I am one of those people concerned with trapped water, saltwater in my case, and I think I will do it just like yours and try to add a slight bit of slope to the sides when I do it. I have to underskin this year!
by Jake_Daddy
Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Installing lifting strakes
Replies: 10
Views: 1107

Re: Installing lifting strakes

I am going to have to agree with JLester on this one about everyone "saying" they have engineered the best possible lifting strakes! There are a lot of boat manufactures around here, not pontoons though, and I have had the pleasure working with many of them on different projects. You would be amazed...
by Jake_Daddy
Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: How do you know if your toon has chambers?
Replies: 27
Views: 2126

Re: How do you know if your toon has chambers?

Exactly that, when we do work for NASA we use a lot of teflon.
by Jake_Daddy
Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: How do you know if your toon has chambers?
Replies: 27
Views: 2126

Re: How do you know if your toon has chambers?

There is always going to be a trade of on what you use for fasteners. From a corrosion standpoint everything on our boats would be stainless including the toons and be so expensive we could never afford one! Aluminum is cheap and pretty strong but for corrosion issues it would be best to have matchi...