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by riplipper
Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:03 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Transducer mounting
Replies: 8
Views: 132

Re: Transducer mounting

I moved my transducer to the other toon to keep it away from the ladder. Very easy to do on a pontoon boat, as long as your port tune has a bracket for it.
by riplipper
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:07 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Trolling motor
Replies: 67
Views: 3083

Re: Trolling motor

OK guys, finally got my new trolling motor(minn kota 80lb ipilot riptide)....took almost two months to get it. Battery wiring question, something I know little about but this thread has been very helpful. I currently have two batteries on board my boat. 22foot, Harris, with 200 Vrod. One is a starti...
by riplipper
Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:10 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Trolling motor
Replies: 67
Views: 3083

Re: Trolling motor

OK guys, finally got my new trolling motor(minn kota 80lb ipilot riptide)....took almost two months to get it. Battery wiring question, something I know little about but this thread has been very helpful. I currently have two batteries on board my boat. 22foot, Harris, with 200 Vrod. One is a starti...
by riplipper
Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Auto pilot on a pontoon ?
Replies: 6
Views: 253

Re: Auto pilot on a pontoon ?

I am not sure how autopilot would be beneficial on a toon used in the intracoastal. Awesome for off shore use and maybe/possibly usefull on a really large lake, but you need to help me understand how it would help on the intracoastal. Between goofy oncoming boaters, no wake zones, turns I am not sur...
by riplipper
Thu Nov 12, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Trolling motor
Replies: 67
Views: 3083

Re: Trolling motor

Thanks for all the info, especially about the head being able to turn.
I may just take my door off, we never close it anyways.
I will install a quick release for easy removal so its not in my way unless fishing.


Thanks again for the tips, cheers
by riplipper
Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Trolling motor
Replies: 67
Views: 3083

Re: Trolling motor

Reviving an old but great thread. Finally ordered my I Pilot. 60" 24 volt. I will be mounting at my front door, Tritoon, and will have a quick release mount. Looking for tips on how some of you guys mounted them and any issues you might have had. Dead center or off to one side of center log? Did you...
by riplipper
Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: 35hp Force outboard engine issues, please help!
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: 35hp Force outboard engine issues, please help!

It sounds like this boat might have sat for a looooong time before you purchased. You said you added fresh fuel but I am thinking their might have been some REALLY old fuel and water in the tank???? Sounds like you know what your doing so thats in your favor. Once you get that thing running right it...
by riplipper
Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:21 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Leaky Pontoons
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: Leaky Pontoons

I guess you need to figure out if the leak is from corrosion or a puncture.. If its corroded, the metal could possibly be thin in other parts of the toon as well and you might have a never ending battle of patching holes. If its a puncture just repair it with metal or epoxy and enjoy.
by riplipper
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Keeping trailer outside
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: Keeping trailer outside

Sounds like way too much trouble to me....an empty trailer does very little to hurt tires rated for 1500 or so pounds EACH. I live in Florida and I do not worry about the sun on my tires??? I guess if I was storing it for years without using I might think differently but if you plan to use it 2-3 ti...
by riplipper
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Info for Clearwater Florida area needed
Replies: 10
Views: 397

Re: Info for Clearwater Florida area needed

there is an awesome ramp just south of clearwater beach right next to a causeway over the water with tons of parking. You could easily leave it there for a while. Probably would not leave it overnight.
by riplipper
Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: 34 ft storage area needed near Daytona 9/28-10/1
Replies: 10
Views: 264

Re: 34 ft storage area needed near Daytona 9/28-10/1

If you cant find anything and are desperate, try Devels Elbow in Crescent Beach. Its north of Daytona about 40 miles strait up A1A. Its a long way but a beautiful drive with some great places to stop and eat along the way. They also have a launch. I think they charge 10/night, or that is what it use...
by riplipper
Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Anchoring a pontoon boat
Replies: 6
Views: 425

Re: Anchoring a pontoon boat

Having your anchor line in the center of boat is by far best, keeps boat from swaying back and forth. I use a carabiner attached to my front center loop which easily allows me to slip my anchor line through. I added a cleat near that on the front just to the side of my door for easy access. This mak...
by riplipper
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Is this something I'm overthinking?
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Re: Is this something I'm overthinking?

350 lbs is probably close to 15% weight gain for your boat so yes it will hurt performance. Your wide open RPMs with normal load should be equal to the engines maximum RPS. If you cannot get to max rpms for your motor, there is most likely a prop issue which fixed will help with the additional weigh...
by riplipper
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: First Post - New Pontoon with List
Replies: 9
Views: 332

Re: First Post - New Pontoon with List

Seems very odd that all the additional weight is on the port and you list Starboard??? It is very doubtful, but in todays manufacturing environment nothing would surprise me, maybe someone installed the wrong size log on either side??? Maybe measure them. If that is not the case there has to be some...
by riplipper
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Contradiction in Terms
Replies: 5
Views: 226

Re: Contradiction in Terms

Having owned both a cat and multiple mono hulls I would NEVER go back to a mono. Took mine cat to the Bahamas many times and a few times came back in snot that I never would attempt in a mono. And my boat almost always was the boat of choice to go diving on those rougher days sometimes running 45 mi...