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by riplipper
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Pontoon in salt water: anodes & bottom paint
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: Pontoon in salt water: anodes & bottom paint

Mine is on a trailer but always used in salt water. Put Sharkhide on every bit of exposed metal and if possible spray it where you cannot reach. It REALLY helps prevent corrosion. I am not anode expert but I know there are different types of metals for anodes and some may be better for Aluminum???? ...
by riplipper
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Cleats on a pontoon
Replies: 13
Views: 133

Re: Cleats on a pontoon

Mine came with cleats.....why in the hell would anybody make a boat without cleats????? I cant even imagine that.

I only wish mine had the fold down cleats.....they are very nice.
by riplipper
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Guard for transducer
Replies: 5
Views: 170

Re: Guard for transducer

I moved mine to the port side away from the ladder. My log already had a bracket there for it so it was really easy
by riplipper
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: A small victory won
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Re: A small victory won

Yeah, its hard to stop fixing stuff once you start.....terrible habit to have :biggrin2
by riplipper
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Tell tale not working while flushing
Replies: 9
Views: 254

Re: Tell tale not working while flushing

my 200 merc pees while trimmed down but not trimmed up? when connected to the hose?? Cannot tell you why.
I have never tried turning up the water pressure too much, kind of afraid of doing that.
by riplipper
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: cleaning the tubes on your...
Replies: 3
Views: 406

Re: cleaning the tubes on your...

Don't forget to sharkhide it after cleaning.
by riplipper
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Added Weight Capacity with New Third Log?
Replies: 6
Views: 388

Re: Added Weight Capacity with New Third Log?

Well I have a one year old 22 ft three log Harris and mine is only rated for 12.
Probably not what you wanted to hear....I think length is when the capacity goes up.
by riplipper
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: New custom table!
Replies: 8
Views: 377

Re: New custom table!

Looks awesome, You did a fantastic job on the edge trim.
What marine varnish did you end up using? I did something similar, nothing that beautiful, I just used pine, but I used spar urethane.
by riplipper
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Pontoon Market Pricing
Replies: 9
Views: 509

Re: Pontoon Market Pricing

buying local is VERY important for service reasons.....that being said.....Consider different brands to compare pricing and negotiating..... I got about 20% off my Harris because the local Bennington dealer was more aggressive. The Harris dealer wanted the business more.... However, service is a lon...
by riplipper
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Which new boat cover?
Replies: 13
Views: 419

Re: Which new boat cover?

i was reading some of the topics on this throughout the forum and one suggestion really stood out....look into a RV cover instead. you can get them big enough to cover the whole boat and trailer, they are usually a couple hundred dollars cheaper, and have many of the same features needed (UV resist...
by riplipper
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: My' plan for a home made secondary engine/bow thruster
Replies: 24
Views: 705

Re: My' plan for a home made secondary engine/bow thruster

I like projects, and odd ones at that, but why?? This one seems a bit odd to me, unless you are always fighting a strong current.
by riplipper
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Motor height question
Replies: 18
Views: 595

Re: Motor height question

It almost looks like they added spacers at the top of the mounting bracket???? The motor looks like it is tucked way under to me or it could be the Yam design??? I would think it needs to be raised. Now I want to go check the looks of my height. Just curious, do you ever get blowout? If not, you are...
by riplipper
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Which new boat cover?
Replies: 13
Views: 419

Re: Which new boat cover?

My Harris came with a cover that covers 90% of the boat. I added a bit to cover rear deck and motor. However........I have had boat covers on many boats, most had to be custom covers, sunbrella and such and found them to be EXTREMELY heavy. I cant even imagine wrestling a large pontoon cover made of...