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by steve1313
Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: forum usage
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Re: forum usage

Whenever I visit, I just click on the "unread posts" link on the upper right hand side. That gets me everything new since last time I was here. You may have to mark all posts read one time, but after that you'll only see all the new stuff!
by steve1313
Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Manufacturer Reviews
Topic: Manitou decking problem
Replies: 10
Views: 694

Re: Manitou decking problem

I think asking them to replace the DECKING and flooring is a bit much. I would certainly agree they should fix (fill) the open holes and replace the flooring, but expecting a new deck seems excessive to me. What's even more amazing to me is they sent you flooring material and expect you to install i...
by steve1313
Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Options when ordering a boat?
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: Options when ordering a boat?

As Foghorn says, talk to the dealer(s) of the boat brand that you are considering. Another good source are the manufacturers website. Just about all of them have extensive "build a boat" sections that let you configure a boat in a variety of ways, but if you don't see what you want, ask the dealer. ...
by steve1313
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Radical new prop design
Replies: 8
Views: 370

Re: Radical new prop design

Very cool! I'd probably pay around a grand for one.
by steve1313
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Gas - storing over winter
Replies: 12
Views: 387

Re: Gas - storing over winter

What's "best" and what's practical are sometimes two different things. If you're trying to eliminate the possibility of any fuel related issues and you drain/remove all the fuel, the problem goes away. But, in reality that's probably not practical and probably overkill. We're not talking about prepa...
by steve1313
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Motor setup and expectations
Replies: 19
Views: 534

Re: Motor setup and expectations

As others have said, you've most likely got a pitch problem. 4500 is way low for RPM. Do you have a local dealer who will let you "borrow" a couple of different props to let you see which gives the best result? If not, there are some websites that have pretty liberal return policies. Hopefully someo...
by steve1313
Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Motor setup and expectations
Replies: 19
Views: 534

Re: Motor setup and expectations

Steiner is right. That probably not the right prop. As a comparison, I have a PowerTech prop, too. My motor is a Yamaha 150 HP and I went from a 16 pitch to a 15 pitch because the 16 wouldn't let me get enough RPM at WOT. You want to be somewhere between about 5800 and 6000 RPM at WOT.
by steve1313
Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Motor setup and expectations
Replies: 19
Views: 534

Re: Motor setup and expectations

Roland - Beautiful boat! I Don't see any tie down straps on the back of your boat to help keep that thing on the trailer! ??? Bruenar- Trim on most pontoons isn't nearly as effective or as important as on a V-hull. You've essentially got a displacement hull so the boat really isn't planning, which i...
by steve1313
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Manufacturer Reviews
Topic: Manitou decking problem
Replies: 10
Views: 694

Re: Manitou decking problem

Seems to me that if you have bubbles and lay the new vinyl on top of it could potentially just accentuate the problem. I might take a sharp razor (x-acto) knife and make a couple of small test cuts where it's bubbling. Maybe it's just trapped air, or maybe you could get a small syringe and get some ...
by steve1313
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Comments on Starcraft Pontoon Boats
Replies: 4
Views: 225

Re: Comments on Starcraft Pontoon Boats

Take a picture of your filler neck where the gas cap is supposed to go. If you can find another boat in your marina with a similar cap as yours, take a picture of that, too. Then do a google image search and you'll probably find a third party source. Or just google for StarCraft marine gas cap repla...
by steve1313
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Manufacturer Reviews
Topic: Regency Bennington or Harris?
Replies: 9
Views: 2333

Re: Regency Bennington or Harris?

The most important factor in your decision should be the quality of the dealer. Once you find the dealer that has the best service reputation and that you are comfortable with, buy a boat from there. All of the brands your considering will serve your needs with almost no difference while you are on ...
by steve1313
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: New to toons.
Replies: 37
Views: 910

Re: New to toons.

First, welcome to the forum. There's lots of great info here that will help you before and after your purchase. You seem to be leaning toward a non-wood deck as a key part of your purchasing decision. I also felt the same way when I was looking for my first pontoon a few years ago, but ended up buyi...
by steve1313
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Anything wrong with the picture? Loving the new boat!
Replies: 13
Views: 511

Re: Anything wrong with the picture?

The tri toon sea legs consist of 4 independent legs and hydraulic cylinders. This allows the boat to be completely leveled in up to 5' of water. The 2 log version of sea legs will lift the boat but the legs are connected so there is no side to side leveling capability. When we got a new boat the se...
by steve1313
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Helm getting some attention
Replies: 9
Views: 286

Re: Helm getting some attention

Nice upgrades! I have the same Rockford head unit and have been happy with it. It's about the most full featured one I could find that was that small.
by steve1313
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: What do you expect/want your guests to bring onboard?
Replies: 14
Views: 564

Re: What do you expect/want your guests to bring onboard?

Steve, you are a very gracious host! Not everyone is accustomed to that, so they have difficulty accepting it - they get uncomfortable. Others simply want to feel prepared, even though they know that you already are. Yep, we discuss what we already have onboard which includes all of the normal thin...