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by steve1313
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Trailering Question, please
Replies: 9
Views: 146

Re: Trailering Question, please

Sorry for hi jack but wondering about center windshield section on a pontoon. Ordered a new Manitou with windshield, and delivery in next few weeks. Would expect trailering with center open would be best? our new boat will be same layout as Bryden24SHP's Manitou (bummer that situation did not work ...
by steve1313
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Pontoon Rebuilds and Restorations.
Topic: Vinyl Flooring Adhesive
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Re: Vinyl Flooring Adhesive


FYI - Also available on Amazon for about 25% less.
by steve1313
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Thinking about two tops
Replies: 9
Views: 197

Re: Thinking about two tops

If you invest in a second top, you might just be able to add some snaps to attach it to the existing bimini.

In the last three seasons, I've had the bimini deployed a total of one time! We like the sun and if we get too hot, we just jump overboard or fire up the motor and cruise.
by steve1313
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Pontoon Rebuilds and Restorations.
Topic: Question on my restoration
Replies: 3
Views: 121

Re: Question on my restoration

You can buy universal wiring harnesses, or you might even be able to get one designed specifically for your boat from Suntracker.
by steve1313
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Engine winterizing
Replies: 8
Views: 198

Re: Engine winterizing

There's a potential issue that needs to be considered...… Fuel. If the fuel that's been sitting in the tank contains ethanol, there is a high likelihood that the fuel is bad and running it through the engine could create more problems. If the tank isn't completely full or almost empty, the chances f...
by steve1313
Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Marine Parts Warehouse ?
Replies: 6
Views: 148

Re: Marine Parts Warehouse ?

I can't comment on that particular seller either, but like the others have said, I'd really think twice about the rebuilt. In your original repower post you were debating between a 60, 75 or 115HP. Most everyone recommended the largest option. It appears you've decided to go with a smaller option, a...
by steve1313
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: VesselView mobile
Replies: 14
Views: 309

Re: VesselView mobile

The boat is equipped with a 7" Lowrance, but to connect it to that you need the NMea starter kit and interface which is an extra $940. $940??? That doesn't sound right. The interface cable for my Yamaha was about $60 and the NMEA Starter kit was about $90. That's all I needed to get engine data on ...
by steve1313
Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Manual anchoring set ups for bow of pontoons
Replies: 8
Views: 184

Re: Manual anchoring set ups for bow of pontoons

Welcome and Congratulations on the new boat! What you're looking for is typically called a windlass. Lots of choice and options available, although most are electric. I'd also look at other anchor options than a heavy navy anchor. There are lots of lighter effective anchors that might make you decid...
by steve1313
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: This years winter upgrade
Replies: 4
Views: 249

Re: This years winter upgrade

Bansil- Thanks for your thoughts on the griddle. I've used griddles before and prefer a regular grill. Simply personal preference. If I want a griddle like surface, I can just add a cast iron griddle pan and have the best of both worlds.
by steve1313
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: This years winter upgrade
Replies: 4
Views: 249

This years winter upgrade

Even though my boat is only two years old, and I love it, When the weather gets cold and I can't use my boat, my mind starts thinking about what I can do to upgrade it for the coming season. Last year it was adding a NMEA 2000 network so I could get engine data on my chartplotter. This year I decide...
by steve1313
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: VesselView mobile
Replies: 14
Views: 309

Re: VesselView mobile

Yamaha has Command Link, which is similar to vessel view, but I don't think they have a mobile component. With Command Link, you can connect the engine to any NMEA 2000 enabled chartplotter. You'll need an interface cable and you'd have to setup a NMEA 2000 network on your boat. I did it to mine las...
by steve1313
Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Pontoon Rebuilds and Restorations.
Topic: New Carpet without Glue???
Replies: 6
Views: 306

Re: New Carpet without Glue???

Only you can decide what's "good enough" for your situation. With that being said, I'd worry that over time the new carpet would slip in spots and you have small areas that could become trip hazards. It doesn't take much of an lump in a carpet to catch a foot or stub a toe.
by steve1313
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: New boat expectations
Replies: 11
Views: 307

Re: New boat expectations

If the dealer is only 30 miles away, I'd definitely have them come to you!
by steve1313
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: New boat expectations
Replies: 11
Views: 307

Re: New boat expectations

Hauling it back to the dealer to fix these issues just seems ridiculous to me?????? Ask your dealer to come to you to fix these issues. When I got my new boat, a couple of minor issues popped up about a month after delivery. My boat was in a slip an hour and a half from the dealer (they delivered i...
by steve1313
Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Quote went from $125 to actual $275
Replies: 16
Views: 278

Re: Quote went from $125 to actual $275

First, I didn't think you could buy anything for a boat for only $125! LOL. Add the word "boat" or "marine" to anything and it seems like the price doubles or triples! :biggrin2 I agree, see if you can settle for the dealers cost, but also remember that a good relationship with a good dealer has val...