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by riplipper
Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: lifting nacelles for pontoon boats
Replies: 22
Views: 198

Re: lifting nacelles for pontoon boats

You're pretty much describing a "deck boat". For the few among us here who have owned them were seeming glad to be rid of them and back into a pontoon again. That was maybe the single biggest mistake of my life.........they ride like a piece of plywood.........absolutely horrible, my wife hated tha...
by riplipper
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Starcraft SLS-3 pontoon shopping advice
Replies: 12
Views: 149

Re: Starcraft SLS-3 pontoon shopping advice

FYI, my new Harris tri toon was listed ballpark $62k with 200 Verado. They went down to 51k before I even climbed on the boat to look at it. This was my first pontoon purchase so I was amazed at how jacked up their pricing is. There must be a ton of wiggle room on these things. If the dealer has so ...
by riplipper
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Starcraft SLS-3 pontoon shopping advice
Replies: 12
Views: 149

Re: Starcraft SLS-3 pontoon shopping advice

You will never, ever! regret having more HP. When you want or need it, its great to have it.
And more HP NEVER hurt resale value, only help.
by riplipper
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Pull you fenders in!!
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: Pull you fenders in!!

You might want to send this post to your therapist and get his input....

As long as nobody bothers me, or puts me in danger, I could not GAFRA what their boat looks like
by riplipper
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: What does Average dry weight mean?
Replies: 3
Views: 77

Re: What does Average dry weight mean?

I've heard that term before also and so today I Googled it. Found a thread on HullTruth talking about it. As many different interpretations of the meaning as there were responses. It seems to mean different things depending on what company/ boat/ captain you talk to. The general consensus seemed to...
by riplipper
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: old gasoline
Replies: 14
Views: 378

Re: old gasoline

I would pump out some of the old gas if possible, all of it if possible. Then dilute what is left with a LOT of new gas and stabilizer.
by riplipper
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Got a new boat yesterday
Replies: 19
Views: 547

Re: Got a new boat yesterday

enjoy that boat, sounds awesome. I like SML, I have family with a house up there so get to visit once in a while...
He has a deck boat and one ride on my toon and he wants to trade it in....
by riplipper
Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Covering Back Deck
Replies: 6
Views: 199

Re: Covering Back Deck

great question. I have the same delimma. looking forward to some good replys.

I have an older cover from another boat that I may cut and use snaps to cover that area.
by riplipper
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: 20 foot tri toon w/115... is it enough?
Replies: 7
Views: 229

Re: 20 foot tri toon w/115... is it enough?

I test drove a new 22 tri toon with a 150.
If you want better than 25-28 mph and want to pull tubes, I do not think the 115 is going to do it for you.
115 would be great on a 20 for easy cruzin and relaxing, but your not going to get "performance".
by riplipper
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Prop Size - Yamaha 150 (four stroke)
Replies: 9
Views: 147

Re: Prop Size - Yamaha 150 (four stroke)

I been struggling with my prop as well, except the opposite direction. I had to go up in pitch to reduce my WOT revs. I think your new prop is going to dial you in perfect. I have a merc on my boat and found my analog tach to be off quite a bit at the higher rpms. Simply put, you can't trust an anal...
by riplipper
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Heard of Easy Cover?
Replies: 6
Views: 236

Re: Heard of Easy Cover?

That would make my life much easier....however, unless it can remain tight as a drum it does not appear to have enough slope to prevent puddles and would most likely stretch like hell????
by riplipper
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Smelly Dog
Replies: 8
Views: 234

Re: Smelly Dog

rbtnt wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:43 pm
and towel dry thoroughly.
"Towel dry thoroughly" I think is the key for my dog. If I don't get her almost completely dry she will smell.
BTW, my yellow lab loves mud more than a pig. The darker and smellier the better.
by riplipper
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Trolling motor update
Replies: 8
Views: 158

Re: Trolling motor update

While finally got my new Minnkota trolling motor mounted and all set up. Man is it a great investment was a little costly but I think while worth it. When you get old and arms and legs can’t take pulling and tugging the Minnkota ulterra is your answer. It has auto deploy and stow, spot lock and anc...
by riplipper
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: What have you done to make your boat special?
Replies: 20
Views: 610

Re: What have you done to make your boat special?

Nice water system setup. My Dealer wanted almost 700 to install one
by riplipper
Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Water Flow Under the Boat
Replies: 7
Views: 332

Re: Water Flow Under the Boat

I just purchased almost the same boat, full middle pontoon with a 200, Guess I need to go out and look at mine, but I see lots of pontoon boats with the same picture as above, water just pouring out the back of the boat. :donno