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by steve1313
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: lifting nacelles for pontoon boats
Replies: 22
Views: 200

Re: lifting nacelles for pontoon boats

willy13 wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:50 am
…………….. Its clear manufacturer have decided that lifting strakes are the best option. While they all claim to have a the best design, most are some sort of angles aluminum welded to the side of the pontoon.
And there's a reason they call them lifting strakes and not planing strakes. :biggrin2
by steve1313
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Starcraft SLS-3 pontoon shopping advice
Replies: 12
Views: 159

Re: Starcraft SLS-3 pontoon shopping advice

jadeboy wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:00 am
Buy the 250
+1

"I've got too much horsepower" - said nobody ever!

But I also understand budgets, so do what best suits your needs.
by steve1313
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: What does Average dry weight mean?
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: What does Average dry weight mean?

That's one of those terms that there doesn't really seem to be a standard answer for. I've always believed it did include the motor. The only true way to get an accurate weight of your rig is to weigh it. You can do so at just about any truck stop or any other suitable scales you can find nearby. If...
by steve1313
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Pull you fenders in!!
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Pull you fenders in!!

On my lake, it seems like more pontooners leave their fenders hanging than other types of boaters. It drives me crazy. To me it's a rookie mistake and looks really tacky. The only thing worse is leaving the boarding ladder down while cruising! So for those of you who disagree with me and leave your ...
by steve1313
Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Where to spend $2,000 tops for speed.
Replies: 12
Views: 233

Re: Where to spend $2,000 tops for speed.

I hate to say it, but I don't think you can get there. First, consider you probably will void the warranty if you exceed the max recommended horsepower. (and probably so will any of the other changes you are contemplating) Adding any kind of third toon is going to add weight, so I'm guessing any pot...
by steve1313
Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Question regarding Forum Posting Structure
Replies: 11
Views: 143

Re: Question regarding Forum Posting Structure

Oldchuck- I also find it odd that the board doesn't sort posts with the newest replies being at the top of the topics list. It seems like most other boards do sort that way. I just click on the unread posts link and that gives me everything I need. The first time I did it, I had to "mark all as read...
by steve1313
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Pontoon Rebuilds and Restorations.
Topic: Floor Coverings
Replies: 4
Views: 110

Re: Floor Coverings

I understand that one of the advantages of a Pontoon boat is it very simple constructed and that makes it easy to "customize", often times using non marine accessories. I'm not meaning to offend anyone, but it's still a boat and I think it should be treated like one. I'd recommend using vinyl floori...
by steve1313
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Winterize Dilemma
Replies: 16
Views: 342

Re: Winterize Dilemma

You'll be fine with that charging setup. In fact, you'd be fine without any sort of charger during the winter. My boat is on Lake Anna and in the past three years, I've never had the batteries near a charger and they are fine. The only winter "prep" I do for the batteries is to make sure the master ...
by steve1313
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: New Sylvan leans 2" to starboard at rest & underway
Replies: 16
Views: 286

Re: New Sylvan leans 2" to starboard at rest & underway

Thanks. I'm here sharing this because the dealer just shrugged his shoulders and this is my first pontoons boat. For all I know, this could be common to pontoon boats. Thanks for the insight that this might not be normal. Also, I get the impression that Sylvan doesn't want to be contacted directly ...
by steve1313
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: New Sylvan leans 2" to starboard at rest & underway
Replies: 16
Views: 286

Re: New Sylvan leans 2" to starboard at rest & underway

As long as you haven't added gear that is causing the lean, I'd definitely get with my dealer and have him correct it. It should sit level.

Did the dealer add an options that could be contributing?
by steve1313
Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: CHANGING ROOM ENCLOSURES REPLACEMENT MATERIAL
Replies: 5
Views: 131

Re: CHANGING ROOM ENCLOSURES REPLACEMENT MATERIAL

Give it some thought and decide if you'll really even use the changing station. My new boat had one, and I had the dealer remove everything before I took delivery. To me it was much more valuable as additional storage space than a changing room that would rarely if ever get used.
by steve1313
Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Covering Back Deck
Replies: 6
Views: 199

Re: Covering Back Deck

Very cool design. Well done!
by steve1313
Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Got a new boat yesterday
Replies: 19
Views: 548

Re: Got a new boat yesterday

Congratulations! Nothing is better than a brand new rig and it's the perfect time of year to get to know it well.
by steve1313
Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Boat Title
Replies: 7
Views: 169

Re: Boat Title

I'm not an attorney, and I didn't' stay at a Holiday Inn last night, but I think you'll be fine. With that being said, I'd spend the few bucks and get it done correctly, but that's just because I'm a bit OCD and it would bother me. If you go to the local office, they'd probably re-issue it for free ...
by steve1313
Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Covering Back Deck
Replies: 6
Views: 199

Re: Covering Back Deck

BobL pretty much sums it up and I feel the same way. I'm also in a covered slip but my OB motor is pretty exposed to the elements and certainly gets rained on and "sunned on" during the morning hours. During the winter months when I may go a couple of months or more without taking the boat out, I co...