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by steve1313
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: What gauges do you find a necessity to have?
Replies: 33
Views: 787

Re: What gauges do you find a necessity to have?

Hey, I was wrong about assuming the Simrad would track fuel usage since Yamaha outputs fuel rate. Requires a fuel data manager added to the network, about $90 to do the job. It just picks up the fuel rate and puts usage data out....you'd think that would already be built into devices that are able ...
by steve1313
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Buying advice.
Replies: 15
Views: 138

Re: Buying advice.

New outboards are quieter, more fuel efficient and have longer maintenance intervals than I/O's these days. Also no need to do any kind of winterization for an OB as they are self draining (assuming they are out of the water). 10 years ago (or even more recently), I/O's were the preferred power plan...
by steve1313
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Buying advice.
Replies: 15
Views: 138

Re: Buying advice.

I agree with your leanings that a tritoon is the way to go. Our lake gets pretty rough on the weekends and my tritoon with a 150hp pretty much rides right over the top of any chop. Everyone onboard always is amazed at how smooth the ride is compared to pontoons and V hull boats. As far as project bo...
by steve1313
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Wake Surf Boat meets Pontoon Boat
Replies: 16
Views: 822

Re: Wake Surf Boat meets Pontoon Boat

From their website...…….

Available in January 2019, starting at $69,995
by steve1313
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: My engine dilemma...what would you do?
Replies: 13
Views: 209

Re: My engine dilemma...what would you do?

Sounds like the perfect excuse to buy a new boat! Interest rates are low! He with the best toys wins! :lol3 Seriously though, have you checked SEI to see if they might have a replacement lower unit. I know some folks on our lake have used them with good success. https://www.sterndrive.cc/Mercury-Mar...
by steve1313
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: What gauges do you find a necessity to have?
Replies: 33
Views: 787

Re: What gauges do you find a necessity to have?

One of the most useful gauges I have on my dash is a clock! You'd be surprised how many times a day somebody wants to know the time and it's a lot easier to look at the dash instead of pulling out the phone. My current boat shows the time on the GPS Charplotter, but on my previous boat a $5 stick-on...
by steve1313
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Wake Surf Boat meets Pontoon Boat
Replies: 16
Views: 822

Re: Wake Surf Boat meets Pontoon Boat

It used to be the cruisers were the ones tearing up the docks, not it is the wake board boats that think they need back in the big coves to wake board. Wake board boats are beating the crap out our dock, I do not know why they just don't stay on the main channel. When I'm cruising in the main chann...
by steve1313
Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Pet peeve
Replies: 14
Views: 379

Re: Pet peeve

I know I go as far as to cover my console with towels at night so the gauge lights don't contribute to screwing up my night vision. Why they don't come back lighted with red or green bulbs from the get go is beyond my pay grade. That's actually a pretty good idea. I was struggling to see on my way ...
by steve1313
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Welcome
Topic: 2014 Bentley Encore 20 ft pontoon
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: 2014 Bentley Encore 20 ft pontoon

jediger wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:21 am
There's a safety mechanism that the pump on the trailer by passes but that does not get bypassed likely by your Dockside pump.
Jediger-
Glad you solved your problem, but your post arouses my curiosity. What kind of safety mechanism are you talking about?
by steve1313
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Sun Tracker anchor light/stern light/light on top of bimini top???? NEED A THUMB SCREW
Replies: 6
Views: 114

Re: Sun Tracker anchor light/stern light/light on top of bimini top???? NEED A THUMB SCREW

It's probably going to be hard for someone who has a similar setup to correctly measure the diameter and thread size. Go to Lowes or Home Depot. They have a large selection of various sizes in those drawers with all the unusual fasteners, etc. I'd buy a handful of different sizes, both SAE and Metri...
by steve1313
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Pontoon Rebuilds and Restorations.
Topic: sun tracker party barge repair
Replies: 7
Views: 263

Re: sun tracker party barge repair

I agree you'd be better off not to use carpet, but if you have to, I recommend you DON'T use household vinyl underneath the carpet and DON'T try to paint the underside. You're more likely to trap moisture inside the layers of plywood than you are to keep moisture out of it. Marine plywood is meant t...
by steve1313
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: We got us a new to us Tritoon
Replies: 7
Views: 456

Re: We got us a new to us Tritoon

Congrats on the new boat. It sounds like it's a great find. I will tell you though, that if you got up to 55 MPH on a 23' Tritoon with a Yamaha 150, you either have the world's most powerful 150, or you have a speedometer that is off by 15 or 20 MPH! Most boats that size/HP combination will run 35-4...
by steve1313
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Pet peeve
Replies: 14
Views: 379

Re: Pet peeve

Docking lights are legal to utilize to search for flotsam and unlit obstacles. On the other hand it IS ILLEGAL to deliberately blind another boater in retaliation. If someone’s dock lights offend you...change course and don’t look at them is the proper solution. IMO Foghorn, I generally share the s...
by steve1313
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Steering on Hurricane deck boat
Replies: 4
Views: 79

Re: Steering on Hurricane deck boat

"Bow Wander" is pretty common at low speeds on stern drives

Here's some more info

https://www.boatingmag.com/how-to/contr ... ed-wander/
by steve1313
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Welcome
Topic: New Indiana boater
Replies: 12
Views: 302

Re: New Indiana boater

Hows your power with the 150? I am looking at a Sun Tracker 24 with a 150 and am worried about having enough power to pull tubes. Are you looking at a pontoon or a tritoon? As a point of comparison, I've got a 23' tritoon with a 150 and I've pulled 3 person tubes, a slalom skier, and a wakeboarder ...