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by Marc K
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Welcome
Topic: New (to me) Pontoon owner Indiana
Replies: 5
Views: 53

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: 230

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: 17
Views: 283

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.
by Marc K
Wed May 22, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: What gauges do you find a necessity to have?
Replies: 17
Views: 283

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

If I try hard, I could get 20+ miles from home, but virtually all of my boating is within 12-13 miles from home. My boat is old, so my dashboard set up is simple, and I have no need to change it. Remember that what works for me won't work for the next guy! - Digital tach and trim indicator in a comb...
by Marc K
Sun May 19, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Boat lift advice
Replies: 1
Views: 152

Re: Boat lift advice

Paul,

Looks nobody has that setup. Without any more knowledge, I would lean toward the shorter on for the reason you mentioned.
Let us know which way you went and how you like it!

Marc
by Marc K
Sun May 19, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: boat service cost
Replies: 9
Views: 203

Re: boat service cost

Hi Steve,

Yes, Sir - I agree - would not even think about it.

I have my own concrete launching ramp in my yard. Suspect that you may have missed this sentence in my post:"The boat lives on a sling in my boat house, but I pulled the boat up my ramp to service."

Marc
by Marc K
Fri May 17, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: boat service cost
Replies: 9
Views: 203

Re: boat service cost

Maybe they used some that special high compression racing nitrogen for your tires? :lol3
I was hoping that others would chime in on service costs.

The first mobile mechanic that I called gave me an estimate of $700. for the same list. Needless to say I have never met the man.
by Marc K
Fri May 17, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: boat service cost
Replies: 9
Views: 203

Re: boat service cost

Roland, I'm new to the world of outboards, so I had a mobile service guy come out to do mine - and teach me at the same time. The shop that he works for, is about 25 minutes away. They charge $100/hr for their mobile service labor rate. Mobile service was important to me because I don’t trust my tra...
by Marc K
Thu May 09, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Pontoon or deck boat
Replies: 15
Views: 379

Re: Pontoon or deck boat

Cool video to show rough water handling!
by Marc K
Wed May 08, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Prop ID correction
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: Prop ID correction

Yamaha part number Y-2 15K 6E5 seems to be a 13.5" diameter x 15 pitch prop. Verify it, but that's what a little Google work comes up with.
by Marc K
Tue May 07, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Pontoon or deck boat
Replies: 15
Views: 379

Re: Pontoon or deck boat

I have never owned a deck boat, but I personally know two people who were unhappy with the ride anytime it wasn't dead calm. My only ride/drive in one had lots of horsepower on a glassy lake. It handled nicely, cut clean turns and had plenty of room. My two cents in a world where pennies are worthle...
by Marc K
Sat May 04, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Just Sayin"
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: Just Sayin"

No hibernation here. November through March still has some very good boating weather between weather fronts passing through. I don't think that we made it more than 2-3 weeks over this last winter, without getting underway.

But the safety reminder is a great message!

Marc
by Marc K
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Engine hours?
Replies: 6
Views: 217

Re: Engine hours?

Cool boat - enjoy! I bought a pontoon boat that came with a free lake house :lol3 Mine is a big old heavy boat from 2000 and has a 115 HP Yamaha that had 189 hours on the meter. It lived under a cover inside of the carport style boathouse. Don't know if the meter reading is accurate , but this was a...
by Marc K
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Thinking of selling my boat, what is it worth? (Premier Tritoon 200 HP Suzuki)
Replies: 5
Views: 294

Re: Thinking of selling my boat, what is it worth? (Premier Tritoon 200 HP Suzuki)

Obviously, finding the just the right buyer for the feature set that you are offering is the key. I assume that you already looekd up a ballpark price using
NADA? https://www.nadaguides.com/Boats

What value do think is right to get it sold in a reasonable time frame?

Marc
by Marc K
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Time for an upgrade.
Replies: 2
Views: 165

Re: Time for an upgrade.

I want to see more, but it looks like a really beautiful boat. Congratulations!