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by riplipper
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Small high performance pontoon
Replies: 5
Views: 133

Re: Small high performance pontoon

What HP is your boat rated for? Technically that could be a limitation.
I am guessing the folks that sell logs would probably be your best technical help as I am sure they do this all the time???
by riplipper
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: GPS advice
Replies: 7
Views: 182

Re: GPS advice

I purchased the small garmin Eco Map that mounts on a very small post and placed it next to my windshield. It easily snaps in and out if you do not want to leave it on the boat. I love this feature. Takes one second to snap in or out of cradle. It reads bottom at 30+ miles per hour as well. I think ...
by riplipper
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: TROLLING MOTOR
Replies: 6
Views: 140

Re: TROLLING MOTOR

I was asking minn kota vs motor guide witch one holds up better in saltwater You will find praise and complaints on both. I would purchase the one your local dealer sells and services. 90% of trolling motors run for many years with zero issues. the other 10% are in the shop constantly. If you do ha...
by riplipper
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Some basic newbie questions
Replies: 18
Views: 310

Re: Some basic newbie questions

Buy Local is all I can add and stress. Depending on where you live, I would avoid Suzuki, not that they are bad engines at all, but they have a very limited dealer network in most places, even today. Not bashing at all, I owned twins at one time, but getting them serviced was a PITA If budget allows...
by riplipper
Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Boat recommendation
Replies: 13
Views: 385

Re: Boat recommendation

Unless you are the Admin here, seeking to exert control of the speech, thoughts and behavior of people on and internet forum speaks volumes in itself. He is entitled, just like you and I are. Its OK. Rather than commenting on the informative aspects of my post he chose to be offended by a single wo...
by riplipper
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Boat recommendation
Replies: 13
Views: 385

Re: Boat recommendation

Sorry I offended you. I apologize.
by riplipper
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Boat recommendation
Replies: 13
Views: 385

Re: Boat recommendation

I think you can put a 9.9 sticker on a 15 and get away with it. However, I think most 25hp motors are substantially larger and I don't think you would ever fool a LEO if they were to pull you over. Now if they never come out on your lakes you have nothing to worry about, other than a shithead neighb...
by riplipper
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Auxiliary lighting
Replies: 4
Views: 237

Re: Auxiliary lighting

I have interior lighting under my seats, they just light up the floor....they still negatively effect my night vision while driving in darkness so I do NOT recommend navigating with them on.

I would recommend a brighter LED anchor light for safety.
by riplipper
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Shrink Wrapped VS Pontoon Boat Cover
Replies: 6
Views: 316

Re: Shrink Wrapped VS Pontoon Boat Cover

Depends on the cover and where your winter is? If you have a heavy snow load your mooring type cover will not support the accumulated snow. This, your mooring cover is not designed for a snow load and will most likely tear with the weight of a wet snow.. If you do not get snow, your mooring cover w...
by riplipper
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Radical new prop design
Replies: 12
Views: 638

Re: Radical new prop design

Bryden24shp wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:28 am
Now that's cool! It looks like it could have been pitched up a few inches! Very interesting... It doesn't look like it would take much punishment, looks super thin. But for deep water, it looks like a great prop!
And its aluminum. I think I would ding that thing out of shape pretty quickly
by riplipper
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Trailer lighting locations
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: Trailer lighting locations

Actually no experience, but I have reached this old age by using a bit of common sense and a whole lot of luck.
If a light is not working they have a "reasonable" reason to pull you over.....then its all over if you have had a few.
by riplipper
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Trailer lighting locations
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: Trailer lighting locations

Buy sealed LED tail lights. Almost all come with the side rear marker light as one piece. As far as the front side markers, yellow, mine seem to always be going out for some odd reason. Just cheap I guess. My rears seam to last forever. the center rear led light seems to last forever also. I have NE...
by riplipper
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Pontoon in salt water: anodes & bottom paint
Replies: 6
Views: 339

Re: Pontoon in salt water: anodes & bottom paint

Some folks say replace zincs every year or so. Don't know about that. I am finishing year two on the zincs currently on my boat - little sign of wear yet. :2cents Yeah, I have heard that as well and I call bullshit on that one. Why would you need to replace something that has 90% or more of its met...
by riplipper
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Pontoon in salt water: anodes & bottom paint
Replies: 6
Views: 339

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: 524

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.