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by andymul87
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Upgrading from 115hp Merc to 150hp Merc logistics
Replies: 7
Views: 166

Re: Upgrading from 115hp Merc to 150hp Merc logistics

Check out Don's Marine in Lodi, WI. I upgraded to a 150 earlier this year and they offered me some $$ on trade, but it wasn't what I wanted. Ended up selling it on craigslist.
by andymul87
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Towing MPG Thread
Replies: 18
Views: 315

Re: Towing MPG Thread

What's your understanding of the purpose of the Tow/Haul switch? I don't think it's just for engine braking. My owner's manual just says to use it when towing or carrying a lot of weight--no reason why. I always thought it was to keep the trans cool by keeping the torque convertor locked up sooner/...
by andymul87
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Towing MPG Thread
Replies: 18
Views: 315

Re: Towing MPG Thread

Towing mileage in a gas 1/2 ton tow vehicle is what it is. Not something I'm going to fret over. About the only new thing that is going to make a "splash" In 1/2 towing are the new diesels. I have have a friend that has the Dodge eco diesel and gets great mileage (I'm not really a Dodge fan). We wi...
by andymul87
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Towing MPG Thread
Replies: 18
Views: 315

Towing MPG Thread

I don't see a thread like this other than some specific questions, so let me know if I'm duplicating. I'm interested to see what different setups are getting for fuel economy. Please share your setup, performance, if you use tow/haul settings, if you have any tips or tricks, and/or anything else tha...
by andymul87
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Another prop question
Replies: 31
Views: 526

Re: Another prop question

Sounds like it's too high like others are saying. Also check to make sure RPM reading is accurate.
by andymul87
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Underskinning Materials....
Replies: 4
Views: 263

Underskinning Materials....

I am thinking about installing underskin but don't know what kind of material to get or where to get it. I can't seem to find it available anywhere.... 1. What is the aluminum grade I should be looking for? 2. What thickness do I need? 3. Where might I start my search for material? 4. Do I need to t...
by andymul87
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Manufacturer Reviews
Topic: PS boat Cover
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Re: PS boat Cover

Thanks for the post! Would you mind shooting a pic of the outside how/where it is secured to the boat? What model cover is this?
by andymul87
Tue May 29, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Need Help - Only getting 4100 RPM @ WOT
Replies: 19
Views: 347

Re: Need Help - Only getting 4100 RPM @ WOT

I cannot believe a dealer sold you a 150 hp motor for a boat without lifting strakes. Unless you have them, you are missing 10-12 mph and burning much too much fuel. You need to get those nosecones out of the water, and that requires strakes. Try to find another boat like yours with strakes and cop...
by andymul87
Sat May 26, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Need Help - Only getting 4100 RPM @ WOT
Replies: 19
Views: 347

Re: Need Help - Only getting 4100 RPM @ WOT

UPDATE!! Took her out in the river today with a full tank of gas, two people (including myself), and the new 15.6” 13P SS prop. WOT topped out at 5400 RPM trimmed up a bit with a top speed downstream of 30mph and 25ish upstream. Next step I guess is to raise it up a hole, right? Any other thoughts?
by andymul87
Thu May 24, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Need Help - Only getting 4100 RPM @ WOT
Replies: 19
Views: 347

Re: Need Help - Only getting 4100 RPM @ WOT

looks OK... Is your boat a 26 foot with couches up front. If so---with only 2 toons instead of 3 you may have trouble getting the nose up when trimming..... if I run my 20 ft 90 trimmed down I lose a lot of rpms also. --like I said--mine runs 27-28 GPS with a 16 in pitch SS prop at 5800 rpms. Stran...
by andymul87
Tue May 22, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Need Help - Only getting 4100 RPM @ WOT
Replies: 19
Views: 347

Re: Need Help - Only getting 4100 RPM @ WOT

Interesting.... the 115 rpm's are low too. What boat are these motors on? A pontoon is a lot like pushing a dumpster thru the water. Is yours a tritoon? If your props are working that hard all the time you will probably spin out your hubs in short order.. Mercs usually run in the high 5000's. My 90...
by andymul87
Tue May 22, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Need Help - Only getting 4100 RPM @ WOT
Replies: 19
Views: 347

Re: Need Help - Only getting 4100 RPM @ WOT

Didn't you say you have a two toon boat? Do you have lifting strakes? Is your boat rated for a 150 hp motor? Most twin toon boats without strakes are 115 hp rated. Due to their being displacement hulls, they can only get up to about 30 mph--and they just won't go much faster. And they are hard to g...
by andymul87
Tue May 22, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Need Help - Only getting 4100 RPM @ WOT
Replies: 19
Views: 347

Re: Need Help - Only getting 4100 RPM @ WOT

I talked with my dealer yesterday and they suggested I try this prop

https://www.overtons.com/product/details?i=322500

Any thoughts on this suggestion?
by andymul87
Mon May 21, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Need Help - Only getting 4100 RPM @ WOT
Replies: 19
Views: 347

Need Help - Only getting 4100 RPM @ WOT

Hi All and thanks in advance for your help! I just repowered from a 2008 F115TLR to a 2011 F150TLR. First time on the water was this past Saturday and I was only getting 4100 RPM at WOT. The 115 was getting about 5000 WOT with a Solas 13.5" 15P SS prop. The 150 has a Solas aluminum 14.5" 19P. I know...