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by steve1313
Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:57 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Underwater LEDs - models and placement advice needed
Replies: 4
Views: 118

Re: Underwater LEDs - models and placement advice needed

Buy one and mount it to the end of a stick or 2 x 4. Take your boat to a cove one evening and lean over the back with the stick and you can simulate different placements to see which location gives you the best results.
by steve1313
Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:55 am
Forum: Destinations
Topic: ICW from Chesapeake Bay to florida
Replies: 13
Views: 261

Re: ICW from Chesapeake Bay to florida

How much fuel can you hold? I'd calculate my fuel distance range and make sure I have plenty of reserve to get to each fuel stop.
by steve1313
Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Sun Tracker Survey
Replies: 1
Views: 78

Re: Sun Tracker Survey

The code is probably buried in the URL for the survey. If you bought a Sun Tracker and what you've found looks legit, there's probably almost zero chance the URL is problematic.
by steve1313
Fri Dec 18, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Pontoon boat engine is ventilating / cavitating help!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 229

Re: Pontoon boat engine is ventilating / cavitating help!!!

Not a great pic, but my boat sits pretty low even on 25" tubes. But I've also got the horsepower and the third tube so that when it is underway it sort of planes and rides a lot higher in the water.
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by steve1313
Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Pontoon boat engine is ventilating / cavitating help!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 229

Re: Pontoon boat engine is ventilating / cavitating help!!!

I'd suspect a spun hub, too.

But the engine height is really easy to check when it's sitting on the trailer. The cavitation plate should be at just about the same height as the bottom of the toons. If it's not, that can create cavitation, etc.
by steve1313
Fri Dec 04, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Cover support
Replies: 26
Views: 574

Re: Cover support

You can buy those vents like come on fitted boat covers for about $10 and the telescoping support poles aren't much more. Could put one in front and rear. I think they probably work better than those mushroom head standalone poles because the vent installs/clamps into the cover and then the pole in...
by steve1313
Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Auto pilot on a pontoon ?
Replies: 6
Views: 260

Re: Auto pilot on a pontoon ?

I'm not familiar with auto pilot specifically, but it sounds like your questioning the viability of using the system on a pontoon. A pontoon isn't any different than any other boat. The hull is just shaped differently. If you could rig up a system that woould work on a standard v-hull outboard boat,...
by steve1313
Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Pontoon Rebuilds and Restorations.
Topic: Ski Locker Lid
Replies: 1
Views: 240

Re: Ski Locker Lid

by steve1313
Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Anyone with experience with Free Standing Lifts/Canopies
Replies: 9
Views: 242

Re: Anyone with experience with Free Standing Lifts/Canopies

My lake definitely allows them to rest on the bottom of the lake (they don't actually "attach"). As far as width, the lift I'm getting is 108" wide and my slip is 117" wide, so everything will fit. I think I've decided to go with a setup by Shorestation, with the automated side curtains. https://www...
by steve1313
Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Anyone with experience with Free Standing Lifts/Canopies
Replies: 9
Views: 242

Re: Anyone with experience with Free Standing Lifts/Canopies

I don't have any "issues". I was just wondering if anybody has any experience of history with these type of lifts. I'm particularly interested in the canopy/cover and the best way to extend the side curtains to give the boat more protection.
by steve1313
Tue Nov 03, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Anyone with experience with Free Standing Lifts/Canopies
Replies: 9
Views: 242

Anyone with experience with Free Standing Lifts/Canopies

I'm in the process of buying a lot at the lake that comes with a deeded, floating slip. I immediately plan to add a free standing vertical lift with a canopy. Does anybody have an experience and/or any comments or recommendations? I'm looking for something like this: https://www.shoremaster.com/lifts/
by steve1313
Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Need favor from a Party Hut owner...
Replies: 7
Views: 206

Re: Need favor from a Party Hut owner...

Man, ain't it great when your message lands with someone who gives a crap? You should see all the stuff my wife deals with at work that's easy enough for a child to complete but that other people receive and keep putting in the deferred folder. And for way too many people, the "deferred folder" is ...
by steve1313
Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Got another What Would You Do...project pontoon
Replies: 15
Views: 383

Re: Got another What Would You Do...project pontoon

Looks like you've got a base with good bones to add to. Keep in touch with posts and pictures as you progress! Good Luck.
by steve1313
Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:01 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Suzuki DF 90 / Fuel / Vapor separator
Replies: 8
Views: 216

Re: Suzuki DF 90 / Fuel / Vapor separator

Based on a quick google search, it looks like it's just a silicone "gasket". It's available on Amazon.
by steve1313
Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Tell us about your boat!
Replies: 5
Views: 318

Re: Tell us about your boat!

TWB wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:40 am

Mine's a 2003. It is not a 20009! :donno
That's the special futuristic option for those who have a time machine! LOL. I fixed the typo.