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by steve1313
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: 20 foot tri toon w/115... is it enough?
Replies: 16
Views: 513

Re: 20 foot tri toon w/115... is it enough?

Mike- Congrats on the new boat! There are so many options and "what if" scenarios when it comes to any boat, especially pontoons. I'm a big believer in getting the biggest engine the boat can accommodate and the old saying is "nobody ever says they wish they would have gotten a smaller engine". I'd ...
by steve1313
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Assuming I had a magical boat.....
Replies: 5
Views: 134

Re: Assuming I had a magical boat.....

It looks like the Seven Marine 627 uses a 36 pitch prop. If my math is correct, that translates to about 190 mph at 100% efficiency. Obviously 100% efficiency isn't possible. If your magical boat hull was somehow as high as 50% efficient, you could be around 95 MPH. That sort of makes sense considie...
by steve1313
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: A Expanding and Trailerable Pontoon Boat
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Re: A Expanding and Trailerable Pontoon Boat

I agree that it's a pretty cool concept, but I wonder how practical it is. I notice their website shows it with 115 HP motor. No way that's even close to enough. That thing has to weigh A LOT. The different levels of floor are tripping/toe stubbing hazards and there just seems to be a lot of sharp a...
by steve1313
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Waiting on a new Harris
Replies: 12
Views: 213

Re: Waiting on a new Harris

303 is my go to as well. I buy it from Amazon
by steve1313
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Your thoughts about how to wire stereo amps, etc.
Replies: 13
Views: 194

Re: Your thoughts about how to wire stereo amps, etc.

I haven't calculated the amp draw yet because I'm still trying to decide on which amps, etc. to buy.

FYI, here's the batteries I have https://www.interstatebatteries.com/products/34m-agm
by steve1313
Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Your thoughts about how to wire stereo amps, etc.
Replies: 13
Views: 194

Re: Your thoughts about how to wire stereo amps, etc.

First, thanks to everyone for their contributions and information. This is an interesting thread that is probably going to increase the scope of my stereo project, because I'm probably going to add a voltmeter, power distribution block and more. But for me, doing these kind of projects is half the f...
by steve1313
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Fuel consumption
Replies: 8
Views: 204

Re: Fuel consumption

Here's a good website to show you estimated fuel burn.

http://www.boat-fuel-economy.com/mercur ... us-gallons
by steve1313
Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: 20 foot tri toon w/115... is it enough?
Replies: 16
Views: 513

Re: 20 foot tri toon w/115... is it enough?

We have to be careful here when quoting speed/HP numbers to differentiate between pontoons and tritoons. There's significant performance characteristics between the two with a typical tritoon usually planning more than a pontoon. FYI, my 23' tritoon with a 150 Yamaha 4 stroke, fully loaded with 35 g...
by steve1313
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Your thoughts about how to wire stereo amps, etc.
Replies: 13
Views: 194

Re: Your thoughts about how to wire stereo amps, etc.

Marc- Thanks for your response. All good information. I've thought about adding a voltmeter, maybe something like this. https://tinyurl.com/y7v85sa2 Of course, I'd have to add switches to keep the meter from being on all the time and draining the batteries. Curious why you use maintainers? With such...
by steve1313
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Your thoughts about how to wire stereo amps, etc.
Replies: 13
Views: 194

Your thoughts about how to wire stereo amps, etc.

I'm ugrading the sound system this winter and I'm curious to know how others wire their amps, etc. My current setup is two AGM batteries wired to a basic Blue Sea Battery switch (1, 2, 1+2, Off). Currently, I have a powered subwoofer, which is wired directly to Battery #2. Everything else electrical...
by steve1313
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Verado 175 on new Tahoe
Replies: 19
Views: 414

Re: Verado 175 on new Tahoe

I'll be interested to hear what you think of the windshield once you have it in the water. When I made the move from a v-hull bowrider to a tritoon, I thought I'd really miss not having a windshield, but in reality I don't miss it. In fact, I don't even think about it.
by steve1313
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Advice on Crest Savannah Tritoon
Replies: 5
Views: 118

Re: Advice on Crest Savannah Tritoon

This sounds like the start of a nightmare that probably won't end soon. But I've got to ask the OP.. Did you put the boat in the water and do a thorough shakedown cruise before you left Ohio? If it ran fine there and has all these problems now, you may have a tougher time because the boat was in goo...
by steve1313
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Entry Level TriToons
Replies: 19
Views: 430

Re: Entry Level TriToons

Steve, My PA is completely silent and I have never hear it. I know what you are referring to with a PS unit in a car car emitting sound but mine with my 150 Yamaha is completely silent...I guess they could vary from brand to brand but what from what I have experienced they all are a dream to drive....
by steve1313
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Entry Level TriToons
Replies: 19
Views: 430

Re: Entry Level TriToons

As Old Chuck said, it's a matter of preference. I came from the world of driving my car with power steering, and owning a v-hull boat with power steering. When I was pontoon shopping, the first boat I took out had the non power assisted hydraulic steering and a 150HP engine. When making a turn (rega...
by steve1313
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Entry Level TriToons
Replies: 19
Views: 430

Re: Entry Level TriToons

Welcome to the forum. Getting a boat is a great lifestyle change that you'll enjoy. My only regret is that I didn't do it much earlier in life! As others have said the dealer is important. I always say PICK YOUR DEALER, THEN PICK YOUR BOAT. Even though pontoons are relatively simple boats, you'll st...