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by steve1313
Sun May 19, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Sun Tracker VS Lowe, Sun Catcher, Crest, Etc?
Replies: 1
Views: 36

Re: Sun Tracker VS Lowe, Sun Catcher, Crest, Etc?

Sun Tracker (Bass Pro Shops brand) operates on a fixed price model (very little or no negotiation). Most other brands have a relatively high "sticker price" which can be negotiated quite a bit. For example, the sticker price for my boat when I bought it new was about $50k plus taxes, fees, etc. I pa...
by steve1313
Sun May 19, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: boat service cost
Replies: 8
Views: 86

Re: boat service cost

Roland, I'm new to the world of outboards, so I had a mobile service guy come out to do mine - and teach me at the same time. The shop that he works for, is about 25 minutes away. They charge $100/hr for their mobile service labor rate. Mobile service was important to me because I don’t trust my tr...
by steve1313
Wed May 15, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: IT’S OFFICIAL!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 228

Re: IT’S OFFICIAL!!!

wc9550 wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 9:01 am
I’ll be breaking in the high lighter yellow banana hammock for the speed run for sure :nana

Normally, we always ask for pictures. However, in this case no pictures please! :biggrin2 :lol3 :prayer
by steve1313
Sun May 12, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Satelite r8
Replies: 6
Views: 143

Re: Satelite r8

I've been a satellite radio subscriber for years and have become increasing frustrated by all the "DJ talk" on many of the stations. I want to listen to music. Period. With that being said, I also have a paid Pandora subscription which is add free. However, I've discovered another option...…. When I...
by steve1313
Fri May 10, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Satelite r8
Replies: 6
Views: 143

Re: Satelite r8

Like I said in my original post, each device requires a separate subscription. However, if you're paying more than $5 a month per device for the subscription, you're paying too much.
by steve1313
Thu May 09, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Satelite r8
Replies: 6
Views: 143

Re: Satelite r8

The subscription is tied to the Radio ID (Electronic Serial #) of the radio, so unless you can move your radio from your vehicle to your boat, the answer is no. If you have a subscription that includes online access, you can connect your phone to your boats radio (aux input or Bluetooth), and listen...
by steve1313
Tue May 07, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Pontoon Rebuilds and Restorations.
Topic: Seat cushion replacement recommendation
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: Seat cushion replacement recommendation

I had a custom cushion made for my boat by affordableboatcushions.com . I was very pleased with the quality of their work, and the price. The only downside was they took a little longer to deliver than promised (quoted 4 weeks, took just over 6 weeks).
by steve1313
Thu May 02, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Welcome
Topic: VIBRATION IN MOTOR
Replies: 4
Views: 39

Re: VIBRATION IN MOTOR

My first guess would be a bent prop or prop shaft, but if it's doing it even when the boat is in neutral and the prop not turning, it could be the driveshaft. Did your buddy do a test ride before purchasing?
by steve1313
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Engine hours?
Replies: 6
Views: 172

Re: Engine hours?

You'd be amazed at how many boats are slip and trailer queens and rarely see the water. I've kept my boats at the same marina for four years and there are many boats that have been there the entire time and I know they've never moved. The biggest potential problem for a low hour motor is the fuel. E...
by steve1313
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: To days project
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Re: To days project

Nothing more frustrating then finishing a project and something doesn't work. I feel your pain. I spent three hours yesterday helping my buddy install an amplified subwoofer on his boat (V-hull). After a few scraped knuckles and fiberglass fibers in the fingers, we got all the wiring run, the subwoo...
by steve1313
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Add a battery
Replies: 5
Views: 125

Re: Add a battery

I've seen the Weego jump box in action and they seem to work great. Even though I have two batteries, I just ordered one for my boat just in case somebody on the water needs a jump. The Weego is about the size of an iPhone (but thicker), so it's really easy to store. And right now they're less than ...
by steve1313
Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Thinking of selling my boat, what is it worth? (Premier Tritoon 200 HP Suzuki)
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Re: Thinking of selling my boat, what is it worth? (Premier Tritoon 200 HP Suzuki)

Boattrader.com is a good place to look for comparisons.

I only found one boat similar to yours, but it might be a starting place to come up with a price.

https://www.boattrader.com/listing/2006 ... %20listing
by steve1313
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Pontoon Rebuilds and Restorations.
Topic: Need DIY railing ideas
Replies: 4
Views: 140

Re: Need DIY railing ideas

I would think 1" steel pipe would be awfully heavy!

I'm sure there are several online vendors that could ship you aluminum square tubing.
by steve1313
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Bimini top
Replies: 5
Views: 202

Re: Bimini top

My bimini is black and although we don't use it often, I've never felt the black top has any bearing on the temperature of the seating or floor. I'm sure the top itself probably has a higher surface temp than a lighter colored one, but unless you're laying on the top of the bimini I don't think it m...
by steve1313
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Trolling Motor Battery Placement
Replies: 6
Views: 96

Re: Trolling Motor Battery Placement

Think of all the cars with those 12V "bombs" under the seat or in the trunk, including mine. Don't worry about it. Many helms have a couple of those snap-in round grates to eliminate moisture and for the horn sound to get out. I think most if not all of the vehicles with batteries under the seat ut...