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by Rick McC.
Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Portable tank users: how long is your fuel line?
Replies: 4
Views: 86

Re: Portable tank users: how long is your fuel line?

Long fuel lines never created any problems for me any of the times I had a boat that required the use of one...
by Rick McC.
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: pontoon boats and Florida inlets
Replies: 12
Views: 137

Re: pontoon boats and Florida inlets

That’s been my experience as well.

As a boater with over 50 years experience, I’ve found that pontoon boats ride much better in a chop, as well as in more “nautical“ conditions, than any monohull that I’ve ever owned (as long as the toon length is at least 22’, and more is better.)
by Rick McC.
Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Manufacturer Reviews
Topic: The "BIMINI BUDDY" Add-On Bimini Top Extension
Replies: 12
Views: 4165

Re: The "BIMINI BUDDY" Add-On Bimini Top Extension

I added a second Bimini to a pontoon boat several years ago, using a “stand alone” frame (no straps required) and skin. I set it up for the second (front) top rear to extend over the existing top front, with about a six “ overlap, so no zippers required. I kept that top, installing it on my next two...
by Rick McC.
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: A few questions for this boating season (Engine trouble, vinyl repair)
Replies: 27
Views: 467

Re: A few questions for this boating season (Engine trouble, vinyl repair)

Well I was thinking more along the lines of getting the engine going and cleaning it in case there were any of those crystal deposits people mentioned. I ordered a fuel filter. Guess today I'll check that larger fuel/water separator filter. I'll get the model number and just order a new one. Is the...
by Rick McC.
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: ooops
Replies: 3
Views: 272

Re: ooops

Damn!

As we used to say back in the ‘60’s; “he’s on better $hit than we are!”
:rofl
by Rick McC.
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Too little power to go faster?
Replies: 12
Views: 337

Re: Too little power to go faster?

It actually sounds like it’s doing pretty good to me.
by Rick McC.
Sat May 26, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Electric Winch on trailer
Replies: 21
Views: 250

Re: Electric Winch on trailer

lakerunner wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 3:05 pm
Prop wash doesn't hurt concrete but gravel, sand, whatever at end of the ramp. When Tenkiller was 20' down the ramp ends had holes and gravel mounds made by prop wash.
Yep. It washes out the bottom material from underneath the end of the ramp, leads to a lot of ramp damage over time.
by Rick McC.
Sat May 26, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Plastic Gas Tanks
Replies: 7
Views: 268

Re: Plastic Gas Tanks

When I had those type of tanks, I’d always leave the vents open. When docked, I put a four inch PVC cap over the top of each to keep any rain out.
by Rick McC.
Sat May 26, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Need Help - Only getting 4100 RPM @ WOT
Replies: 19
Views: 275

Re: Need Help - Only getting 4100 RPM @ WOT

^^^^ The pic you posted looks like it’s set up OK to me...
by Rick McC.
Wed May 23, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Electric Winch on trailer
Replies: 21
Views: 250

Re: Electric Winch on trailer

I have an electric winch on my airboat trailer.

The battery box (standard nylon one) is bolted to the aluminum trailer frame with stainless nuts and bolts.

I tie on the lid with a piece of dock line, rather than using the flimsy plastic belt thing that came with the battery box.
by Rick McC.
Sat May 05, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Toon cleaning help
Replies: 10
Views: 372

Re: Toon cleaning help

If you use muriatic acid, don’t go beyond a 40% solution mixed with water. My neighbor, who does a lot of aluminum boat work, recommends a 20% solution, which will probably take two cleanings. He says that anything around 50% and up will turn the aluminum white. That won’t hurt it, but likely isn’t ...
by Rick McC.
Thu May 03, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: truck beds and gasoline
Replies: 8
Views: 336

Re: truck beds and gasoline

I have a 14 gallon gas hauler, and several six gallon cans, all plastic.

I fill them all on the plastic lined tailgate and bed of my pickup.

None have blown up or even made a spark yet. :biggrin2
by Rick McC.
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Have you tried the Pontoon Graphics from Pontoon Stuff.Com
Replies: 3
Views: 334

Re: Have you tried the Pontoon Graphics from Pontoon Stuff.Com

[quote="Bugsbunnyboater"]That looks great . I was thinking those are going all out and wraping the whole panels[/quote]

This is a wrap:
by Rick McC.
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: How to keep pontoon seats looking brand new?????
Replies: 14
Views: 1014

Re: How to keep pontoon seats looking brand new?????

[quote="cbears"][quote="ron nh"]I chase people around with Amazing by Bio Klean when were on the boat and use 303 protectant about once a month during the on season. I think they recommend every 6 weeks. especially with a new boat be careful with harsh cleaners, you'll ruin the protective UV and sta...
by Rick McC.
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: How to keep pontoon seats looking brand new?????
Replies: 14
Views: 1014

Re: How to keep pontoon seats looking brand new?????

I use 303 protectant, but the most important thing I’ve found is to keep the seats clean. I wipe mine off either when the dew’s still on them, or use a spray bottle of water, several days per week. Mine stays in the water, and the bugs that are drawn to my security light wind up stuck to the seats b...