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by Bilboinsa
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Stumps and pontoons
Replies: 7
Views: 778

Re: Stumps and pontoons

Yes, “upriver=upmotor”.

I think the one good thing about a triple is that the middle toon can somewhat act as a guard, or at least alarm, for the motor.
by Bilboinsa
Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Stumps and pontoons
Replies: 7
Views: 778

Re: Stumps and pontoons

We keep the boat at CMM. I don’t maind taking it nice and slow upr8ver, but I really freaked when all of a sudden I was in a forest! I was doing about 1500 rpms, and snuck up on one hidden by wind chop, and it must have caught on a strake, because it lifted the boat and felt like the boat was gonna ...
by Bilboinsa
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Stumps and pontoons
Replies: 7
Views: 778

Stumps and pontoons

Headed upriver on Canyon Lake yesterday. With the lake being 3 ft. down, there are obviusly more stumps exposed, especially upriver. Turned out that one of my fav honeyholes was now a minefield of timber. I discovered that a tritoon is at a distinct advantage in stumpland, due the the number of hull...
by Bilboinsa
Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Stereo options
Replies: 21
Views: 1600

Re: Stereo options

[quote="BobL"].... One other thing I just remembered....some of the units do not have a dimmer and that can be an issue when driving at night. I had one that could not dim and I end up putting a shirt over it while driving at night...just too darn bright...[/quote] You are so right! I just did my fi...
by Bilboinsa
Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Sound system trubleshooting
Replies: 4
Views: 576

Re: Sound system trubleshooting

Thanks for all the ideas. I will go and work on these things over the weekend to see if they shed light on the problem.
by Bilboinsa
Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Sound system trubleshooting
Replies: 4
Views: 576

Sound system trubleshooting

My 2010 boat has a Jensen MSR2007 head unit. Not sure of the amp model under the helm, but it is a small Jensen amp. I replaced the original Jensen 5.25 speakers with Polk MM521s and their crossovers. A few months ago, my front right speaker would cut out intermittently. I checked and double checked...
by Bilboinsa
Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Queston about buying a boat
Replies: 13
Views: 1525

Re: Queston about buying a boat

We bought our first boat last year. Here is what I would suggest. 1. Buy a good used boat with low hours on the motor. The newest boat with the lowest hours, IMHO. For first timers, we chose to buy from a dealer with some warranty assurance ( at least a 30-day shake down period). The loss of value o...
by Bilboinsa
Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Depth Sounders and/or Fish Finders
Replies: 16
Views: 1444

Re: Depth Sounders and/or Fish Finders

I have an original Humminbird 365i. It reads depth at speed, but sometimes the readings get a little bouncy due to the chop, I think.
by Bilboinsa
Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Some questions from a new toon owner
Replies: 12
Views: 1278

Re: Some questions from a new toon owner

What a neat looking boat! I love your roof!
by Bilboinsa
Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Does your boat sit level when not underway?
Replies: 18
Views: 1774

Re: Does your boat sit level when not underway?

I think it is also the gas. I have A 54 gallon fuel tank. thebfirst time I filled up, was amazed at the profile angle.
by Bilboinsa
Thu May 25, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Help
Replies: 12
Views: 1496

Re: Help

[quote="belercous"]Boatsnmore; A tad bit of brake fluid has saved me thousands of $ over the years. It's never did any damage to an engine/power steering unit/transmission yet. It hasn't always fixed the leak, but those leaks neede a seal replaced anyway. On marginal leaks, it's worked great for me....
by Bilboinsa
Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Navigating areas with Flooded Timber
Replies: 9
Views: 914

Re: Navigating areas with Flooded Timber

[quote="C_M_25"]Our pontoons seems somewhat risky to take through submerged timber. Seems like the toons will "funnel" the stump to the motor if you bump into it. Do you guys have any tips on boating through that stuff?[/quote] I was thinking about your comment while heading upriver yesterday. An ad...
by Bilboinsa
Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Throttle control... what is this?
Replies: 6
Views: 700

Re: Throttle control... what is this?

Maybe 1 used to be a trim control?
by Bilboinsa
Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:36 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: feel good moment
Replies: 10
Views: 1170

Re: feel good moment

My wife and I enjoyed a line of t-storms passing by yesterday morning. Late in the afternoon, we were tied off in the headwaters of our lake, listening to the occasional cry of a hawk and splash of a fish. Didn't catch a bite in two hours, and I was still the happiest man in the world.