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by steve1313
Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Boat Sales really are HOT!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 13

Boat Sales really are HOT!!!

So my friend has been thinking about upgrading his 19' SeaRay bow rider for awhile. I've tried to convince him to get a pontoon, but he always counters that he doesn't need to because I have one. LOL. Since we slip next to each other, it's really pretty true. He routinely scans the website of the ma...
by steve1313
Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Which type lift supports are best - under toons or decking?
Replies: 24
Views: 1962

Re: Which type lift supports are best - under toons or decking?

Here's an example of how my lift is. It's the same basic setup as almost every other toon on our lake.
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by steve1313
Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Which type lift supports are best - under toons or decking?
Replies: 24
Views: 1962

Re: Which type lift supports are best - under toons or decking?

Puto - It's tough to get those kind of "cradles" to line up perfectly. I think that's why everyone on my lake just uses the flat piece of 2 x 8s.
by steve1313
Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Motor Too Low?
Replies: 2
Views: 36

Re: Motor Too Low?

It's just about impossible to tell from your picture since we can't see the part of the motor that's below the waterline. The easiest check is to take a look at where the cavitation plate on the motor is in relation to the bottom of your toons. It should just about line up with them when the boat is...
by steve1313
Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: DIY SKI - TOW bar INSTALL
Replies: 4
Views: 53

Re: DIY SKI - TOW bar INSTALL

There are several tubing and tow bar threads here. Do a search and you'll get plenty of info.

Like Mark said, if you have the typical tow bar that looks like this, it's NOT meant to tow tubes.
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by steve1313
Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Ranger Pontoons and Cabelas
Replies: 2
Views: 50

Re: Ranger Pontoons and Cabelas

Ranger is Cabela's/Bass Pro's brand. They share the same ownership group. Pricing is fixed, so there's no negotiating. They treat a boat purchase the same as a fishing lure purchase. The price is the price. When I was shopping 3 years ago, I did look at their offerings, and I thought they were signi...
by steve1313
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Which type lift supports are best - under toons or decking?
Replies: 24
Views: 1962

Re: Which type lift supports are best - under toons or decking?

99% of the lifts on my lake just have a single 2' x 8" laid flat across the lift crossmembers, positioned under the center of each toon. The only situation where this won't work properly is when the center toon is larger than the two outside toons. In those cases, they typically create the V bunkers...
by steve1313
Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: See how many pontoons are the same brand as yours A to J
Replies: 31
Views: 17750

Re: See how many pontoons are the same brand as yours A to J

Just added my new boat (rigging now, yet to be delivered), I'm #41 on the Godfrey response to the poll. Count me a happy guy! :nana There's really a lot more Godfrey owners than you think. Up until about 3 or 4 years ago, they didn't really use the Godfrey name much. They strictly used the individu...
by steve1313
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: This years winter upgrade
Replies: 19
Views: 1125

Re: This years winter upgrade

I agree with you about the price. It was at least twice what I originally thought it would be. I will say though that it's amazingly well build. All the drawers are on stainless steel full extension ball bearing slides, the latches are all stainless and keyed the same, and the overall construction e...
by steve1313
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Pontoon Rebuilds and Restorations.
Topic: 33 year old 28' Party Hut restoration
Replies: 15
Views: 166

Re: 33 year old 28' Party Hut restoration

Should be a fun project. I'd leave the bend in the nosecone, and name the boat "ORCA".
by steve1313
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Why should I care about prop slip?
Replies: 6
Views: 113

Re: Why should I care about prop slip?

Mark- The simple answer to your question is you shouldn't care. Why? You answered that in your post............ "My boat does what I think that it should" If you're happy with how it's performing, than don't worry about it. Sometimes we all tend to worry about things instead of just enjoying them! N...
by steve1313
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: This years winter upgrade
Replies: 19
Views: 1125

Re: This years winter upgrade

Puto-
The depth of the grill storage area is 12 1/2", but it was a total custom piece so it could have been any size I wanted it to be.

Total cost including shipping was $2,700.

IF you want any more info, just let me know.
by steve1313
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Newbie from Central Texas
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: Newbie from Central Texas

Welcome. You'll find a great group here with lots of ideas and help if you need it.

What kind of issues are you having? And where do you typically boat?
by steve1313
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Pimp your boat?
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: Pimp your boat?

Since I bought a brand new boat, I had many of the extra features added prior to delivery. Upgraded Stereo head unit (Rockford to have XM radio and built in pandora functionality) Simrad chartplotter/fish finder/GPS Power assist for hydraulic steering SInce I've had it, I generally do an addition or...
by steve1313
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Keeping trailer from thieft
Replies: 7
Views: 154

Re: Keeping trailer from thieft

Just take it with you. https://4dhm2deucu5yphr93fnr1c2c-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/21629277_web1_200528-SAA-Boat-video_1-1200x800.jpg Do you know that's actually an accepted way of moving the trailer? Apparently there are some very remote parts of some lakes that are difficu...