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by Marc K
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Texas Kill Switch Law
Replies: 6
Views: 87

Re: Texas Kill Switch Law

Being safety conscious in most things.... having operated boats for almost 50 years now without a kill-switch... I am curious why I consider this an over-reach. I may have felt the same way in 1964 when they started requiring seat belt in my Dodge 440. I mean... didn’t we always just automatically ...
by Marc K
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Texas Kill Switch Law
Replies: 6
Views: 87

Re: Texas Kill Switch Law

I have seen a lot of unexpected things happen while underway. My lanyard is always clipped to me when I am onboard - period. When I am away from the helm, the lanyard is still attached to me because of how kids like to explore buttons, levers and knobs. There is a spare U clip/lanyard set stowed on ...
by Marc K
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: What do you expect/want your guests to bring onboard?
Replies: 13
Views: 195

Re: What do you expect/want your guests to bring onboard?

riplipper wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:56 pm
beer......with ice.
I'm not fond of ice in my beer :biggrin2
by Marc K
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: What do you expect/want your guests to bring onboard?
Replies: 13
Views: 195

Re: What do you expect/want your guests to bring onboard?

LOL, I did the same thing trying to "carry my weight" as a guest in my early 20's on an offshore run from Newport Beach, CA out to Catalina Island in their 34' Tollycraft with twin V8 I/O's. As with you, my friend's Dad knew that I was waaaay out of my league and gracefully declined my insistence. I...
by Marc K
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: What do you expect/want your guests to bring onboard?
Replies: 13
Views: 195

Re: What do you expect/want your guests to bring onboard?

Steve, you are a very gracious host! Not everyone is accustomed to that, so they have difficulty accepting it - they get uncomfortable. Others simply want to feel prepared, even though they know that you already are. Yep, we discuss what we already have onboard which includes all of the normal thing...
by Marc K
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Patch over or get welded
Replies: 7
Views: 134

Re: Patch over or get welded

My .02? W/O bottom paint, the thinning/pitting looks like maybe galvanic corrosion. Are you hooked to power in slip? If so, check grounding between boat and pole. Make sure pontoons are grounded also, they may be isolated from your plug in source/battery charger/whatever is on boat Also check nearb...
by Marc K
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Buying advice.
Replies: 15
Views: 216

Re: Buying advice.

Referring to Flounderpounder's post - Remember that I live on a smaller lake where a 50 mile round trip is a very long cruise. If the weather looms large, I just head for the barn. I have a standard two tube pontoon boat that I like very, very much. It's an old 25' with a 115 hp that pushes me along...
by Marc K
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Patch over or get welded
Replies: 7
Views: 134

Re: Patch over or get welded

I am a JB Weld guy and I have done some amazing patches with it, even a high pressure (400 PSI) fix that lasted 20+ years.

BUT, it looks a thinning of the aluminum in the second picture in particular. I would get some more opinions from folks who have dealt with pontoon leaks!
by Marc K
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Adding a fuel gauge sending unit to a gas tank
Replies: 5
Views: 94

Re: Adding a fuel gauge sending unit to a gas tank

Good job thinking out side of the box and making it happen! I have no doubt that it will work great.
by Marc K
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Water Pump Impeller
Replies: 8
Views: 167

Re: Water Pump Impeller

Hi Roland, Nope, no alarm - just no stream from the proof hole. My motor is an old year 2000, which is the first year for the fuel injected F115, 4 stroke - could be different on newer models. The only alarm that I've ever heard is the low oil pressure alarm for a couple of seconds, and only right a...
by Marc K
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Water Pump Impeller
Replies: 8
Views: 167

Re: Water Pump Impeller

My Yamaha 115 had had been sitting for 3-1/2 years before I bought it. After replacing the old impeller (which looked great and was not brittle) I had zero water flow from the proof hole - no pee stream. I pushed the little red tube on a can of WD40 up there, and shot some up in. After a couple of s...
by Marc K
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Water Pump Impeller
Replies: 8
Views: 167

Re: Water Pump Impeller

Capt Sully, That sounds about right for a Dealer.
Are you sure that you need it? Twenty two hours - wow.
by Marc K
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: A small victory won
Replies: 4
Views: 174

Re: A small victory won

Good news!

And I suspect that you will continue to learn new tricks.
by Marc K
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Wake Surf Boat meets Pontoon Boat
Replies: 16
Views: 851

Re: Wake Surf Boat meets Pontoon Boat

The wake surf boats are tearing the crap out of our dock/pier as well. With that being said, the "courtesy plow" inside the no wake zone does the same amount of damage. Some people think "no wake" means go slow. A 5mph boat is throwing up a big wake as well. If a person has been boating for more th...
by Marc K
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: What gauges do you find a necessity to have?
Replies: 38
Views: 923

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

Some people laugh, but I've gone back to wearing wristwatches, even though my phone is always with me.