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by Marc K
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Pontoon cover...designed for an RV
Replies: 9
Views: 162

Re: Pontoon cover...designed for an RV

Looks like that will work! I was wondering about PVC sag when it rains.
by Marc K
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: bigger motor
Replies: 12
Views: 188

Re: bigger motor

….10 yrs old runs good .... While I love to spend other people's money, I personally wouldn't until your current motor takes a crap and you have to spend it. Personally, I don't see gains substantial enough to offset the cost. Yep - This would be my opinion also. Assuming a new top speed of around ...
by Marc K
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: New guy from N Idaho
Replies: 3
Views: 38

Re: New guy from N Idaho

When looking for a low cost pontoon, finding one with "good bones" is the answer! Carpet, seats, railing and helm are all DYI stuff that you can schedule to do. That looks like a great start. I often joke about my super expensive pontoon boat that came with a free lake house, because it was part of ...
by Marc K
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: July 4th Weekend Plans
Replies: 7
Views: 169

Re: July 4th Weekend Plans

Great weekend, still underway!

Spent every day out on the lake tubing, watching big fireworks displays, great airshow with WWII planes, a fun new restaurant/bar with a dock!
Headed back out now to grab a pizza to wind down the weekend.

Hope everyone had a safe weekend!

Marc
by Marc K
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: July 4th Weekend Plans
Replies: 7
Views: 169

Re: July 4th Weekend Plans

After much consideration, I have a decided on a spot to spend this July 4th weekend. Things can change of course, but this is what I am thinking at the moment. :lol3

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by Marc K
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Advice on where to sell our tritoon
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: Advice on where to sell our tritoon

I would have thought that listing on the Texas Hunting Forum and Texas Fishing Forum as you did, would have generated interest. Maybe it's the time of year? I think that you are at an attractive price point.
by Marc K
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: July 4th Weekend Plans
Replies: 7
Views: 169

July 4th Weekend Plans

Aside from the professional fireworks guru, who is planning to to do what, where? :lol3
by Marc K
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: LIFE VEST
Replies: 18
Views: 381

Re: LIFE VEST

Proper fit is more important than some folks realize and I witnessed a near disaster with cheap, ill fitting vests. When people are on my boat, their safety is my responsibility, so I want do it right. Remember that basic USCG approved vests, only provide around 15-20 lbs. of flotation. Having a PFD...
by Marc K
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: This forum has a wealth of knowledge
Replies: 6
Views: 155

Re: This forum has a wealth of knowledge

My point was that interaction is two way: Good questions trigger responses which result in contribution and the cycle continues.
by Marc K
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: This forum has a wealth of knowledge
Replies: 6
Views: 155

Re: This forum has a wealth of knowledge

Well, Bill - I very much agree with you, but remember that you have also contributed to the knowledge pool here! That is what makes this place work.
by Marc K
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Added Weight Capacity with New Third Log?
Replies: 4
Views: 174

Re: Added Weight Capacity with New Third Log?

I don't have a solid answer, but it is intuitive that adding 50% in pontoon will increase your load capacity. My approach would be to take a small increase when you have the well being and safety of others, in your hands. I certainly would not assume that you have an additional 1,000 pounds of capac...
by Marc K
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Welcome
Topic: New (to me) Pontoon owner Indiana
Replies: 5
Views: 232

Re: New (to me) Pontoon owner Indiana

Welcome! My boat is an ugly old tub and very basic, but I love having it. We are out on the water all year because there are good warm/sunny days here even in November through February. Living on a lake with a boathouse and dock, means getting underway on a whim - hit the button and go. Moving to a ...
by Marc K
Thu May 23, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Pontoon Rebuilds and Restorations.
Topic: Screws vs Bolts
Replies: 6
Views: 294

Re: Screws vs Bolts

I used elevator bolts when I did my deck. The barbs on them allowed me to do it all by myself. Looks like good plan. https://www.overtons.com/pontoon-deck-bolt-kit-100-pack-315590.html?s_kwcid=adwords__&gclid=CjwKCAjwiZnnBRBQEiwAcWKfYij_6UG4PnGG0eslit2RUxn0jZhSGZYVM2a8cq27JcTrxGSQ1WLzxBoCxZUQAvD_BwE
by Marc K
Thu May 23, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: What gauges do you find a necessity to have?
Replies: 19
Views: 483

Re: What gauges do you find a necessity to have?

Handy for service intervals based on hours - lower unit gear oil changes for example. But many people don't run a whole lot of hours, so seasonal service intervals work for them.