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by riplipper
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: New custom table!
Replies: 8
Views: 180

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: 191

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: 12
Views: 171

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: 21
Views: 246

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: 11
Views: 175

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: 12
Views: 171

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...
by riplipper
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Will a 40 lb. thrust trolling motor move my 4,000 lb. tritoon?
Replies: 5
Views: 106

Re: Will a 40 lb. thrust trolling motor move my 4,000 lb. tritoon?

Like mentioned above, any kind of wind and you are going to lose. Dead flat calm, you will move REALLY slowly. An 80 would be better but still underpowered.
by riplipper
Thu May 30, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: which umbrella/shade to get?
Replies: 6
Views: 173

Re: which umbrella/shade to get?

I have been looking at those as well, not sure I want the dual bimini either.
They just do not look tall enough to me??
by riplipper
Tue May 14, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Cupped prop
Replies: 12
Views: 244

Re: Cupped prop

I am thinking you may need larger diameter and more pitch with a 150. Also, finding the "sweet" spot on a pontoon is difficult. Been boating for over 50 years and this is my first pontoon. Tritoon actually. I can play with my trim all I want and it makes little difference in speed or rpms. Does move...
by riplipper
Wed May 08, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Pontoon or deck boat
Replies: 15
Views: 379

Re: Pontoon or deck boat

I have taken my tritoon quite a few times down the waterways in south fl. Big boats with big wakes are seldom an issue. Once in a while A huge wake will come over the front of deck but really no big deal. I would not take it out of any of those inlets down there. I will be doing it again this weeken...
by riplipper
Fri May 03, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Advice needed
Replies: 6
Views: 207

Re: Advice needed

It amazes me that some people have so little to do, that they need to shove their misery onto others.
I would go to the board and ask for forgiveness. Hopefully they are not the assholes that one of your neighbors appears to be.
by riplipper
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Add a battery
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Re: Add a battery

I've seen the Weego jump box in action and they seem to work great. Even though I have two batteries, I just ordered one for my boat just in case somebody on the water needs a jump. The Weego is about the size of an iPhone (but thicker), so it's really easy to store. And right now they're less than...
by riplipper
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Have you spent a night on your Pontoon Boat...
Replies: 20
Views: 1335

Re: Have you spent a night on your Pontoon Boat...

Awesome set ups guys.... my daughter and I just did a campout this weekend on ours. No tent and just used the seats and lounger in back for me. Had great food but did wake up in the mourning a bit wet from the dew. Did not worry about bugs, good ways from shore and a little breeze kept them away. Ne...
by riplipper
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Engine hours?
Replies: 6
Views: 217

Re: Engine hours?

mgarvie wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:32 pm
If you were buying a car would you pass on one because of low miles?
Exactly......