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by Marc K
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Advice on Crest Savannah Tritoon
Replies: 8
Views: 180

Re: Advice on Crest Savannah Tritoon

So, if I understand correctly:

You paid cash for the boat in November and it was faulty from first use.
Crest is telling you to go to Hell.
Your boat is at the dealer's location.
Your boat is now fixed.

Does this summarize it correctly? If so, I would be all kinds of pissed off.

Marc
by Marc K
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Repowering
Replies: 7
Views: 45

Re: Repowering

Just a couple of quick thoughts: Remember that warranties are only as good as who is standing behind it. I would be asking for the hours on each motor that you are considering. Depending upon brand, you can often get a download of hours and percentage of hours at various throttle settings. Since you...
by Marc K
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: This years winter upgrade
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: This years winter upgrade

Nice layout, very functional and attractive. The raised lip around the top counter surface is a critical component!
by Marc K
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Hydraulic steering help needed
Replies: 7
Views: 93

Re: Hydraulic steering help needed

I have no experience at all with outboards - my small 115hp is my first. I want to know more about this so I will be watching and learning as usual around here!
by Marc K
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Trolling motor
Replies: 54
Views: 720

Re: Trolling motor

I was not suggesting running a generator when you are not there, sorry if I wasn't clear..

Marc
by Marc K
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Trolling motor
Replies: 54
Views: 720

Re: Trolling motor

Parker, Think some more about how you will get your batteries charged up. I have a feeling that you will quickly get tired of lugging a pair of batteries every day. Assuming 100 ah batteries are drawn down by 50%, you have to put back something like 60 ah because they are not 100% efficient. Yes, yo...
by Marc K
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: First beer on the new boat!
Replies: 4
Views: 160

Re: First beer on the new boat!

Congrats! That is a good looking boat that you are going to love.
by Marc K
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Trolling motor
Replies: 54
Views: 720

Re: Trolling motor

Guy on the internet said..................(insert your favorite comment here)
Good information and bad information run rampant on the web. It's like watching the news on TV.
by Marc K
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Trolling motor
Replies: 54
Views: 720

Re: Trolling motor

I will add that there is no "best" battery, without first identifying "best at what? Folks often make the mistake of comparing Cranking Amps when looking at deep cycle batteries. Cranking Amp ratings are based on how much power you can get for 3 seconds or 30 seconds depending upon which rating you ...
by Marc K
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Assuming I had a magical boat.....
Replies: 5
Views: 186

Re: Assuming I had a magical boat.....

I'm thinking that with enough horsepower, you approach single point contact: The boat is flying above the water with little more than the prop in the water. The problems become aerodynamic control. The "magic" is not horsepower - it's maintaining level flight control. So....... 200 MPH to 300 MPH li...
by Marc K
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Trolling motor
Replies: 54
Views: 720

Re: Trolling motor

This thread has made me curious.
How many years are folks getting from their wet cell (standard deep cycle flooded) batteries in trolling applications.
What brand?

Marc
by Marc K
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Trolling motor
Replies: 54
Views: 720

Re: Trolling motor

Parker, For the last 12 years, I have been a master distributor for high end expensive (Lifeline and FullRiver) true deep cycle AGM's, so I am not up on flooded (wet) batteries. Because the stuff that I deal with professionally is expensive, I am hoping that the good folks here will tell you what th...
by Marc K
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Trolling motor
Replies: 54
Views: 720

Re: Trolling motor

maybe group 29? I'm good with group 27 lead/acid,, Optima too rich for me. Selection of battery brand and type, is strictly dependent upon the specifics of the application and the user. Professional/tournament fishermen have very different needs than a recreational user like me. A pair of good qual...
by Marc K
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Trolling motor
Replies: 54
Views: 720

Re: Trolling motor

Might as well start looking at chargers too. I went with 2 onboard chargers instead of one big one for my 3 batteries.. It just seemed to be easier than trying to find one big space for one big charger given my limited storage. And it offers some redundancy too. Lose one charger, you can jumper to ...
by Marc K
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: If it ain't broke - don't fix it?
Replies: 3
Views: 241

Re: If it ain't broke - don't fix it?

Thanks, Bob:

You can tell that I was thinking along the same lines. I get a new cradle with bunks and docking poles for about $1200. - but I have other priorities at the moment.