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by Oldchuck
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Engine winterizing
Replies: 8
Views: 198

Re: Engine winterizing

Steve speaks the truth. One of the worst things you can do is let ethanol fuel sit in a tank. It sucks in moisture like a sponge. It can ruin injectors and easily fill a fuel filter. If it has been there awhile and you need to run the engine, do change every fuel filter on the engine and boat prior ...
by Oldchuck
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Toon is too long for my dock...awning???
Replies: 12
Views: 310

Re: Toon is too long for my dock...awning???

I am sure you can extend your covered protection much cheaper than a Touchless. The Touchless will do the job even if it is a stand alone without any current roof over it however, they are NOT cheap. The main advantage of a Touchless is the convenience of just pressing a button on the fob and raisin...
by Oldchuck
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: VesselView mobile
Replies: 14
Views: 309

Re: VesselView mobile

I also have Yamaha Command Link on my Yamaha 150 and really like it for the detail it provides. I also know it can be added to other devices on certain motors.
by Oldchuck
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Toon is too long for my dock...awning???
Replies: 12
Views: 310

Re: Toon is too long for my dock...awning???

I got a Touchless cover last year and love it. It keeps rain and dust off my boat and lets moisture out as well. Just push a button and the cover is up and push it again and it comes down. No mess or fuss. It has only Two draw backs: 1) Price around 7 grand for my 22' and 2) spiders love it as it gi...
by Oldchuck
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: 20 foot tri toon w/115... is it enough?
Replies: 19
Views: 904

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

Mike, Was going back through some Yamaha/Bennington performance bulletins and did not show any 20's but did find a 21 SLX which weighs 2,502 dry or 3504 as tested and they published a performance bulletin with a yamaha 115XB and the SPS hull that shows a top speed of 35 mph while burning 10.8 gph. A...
by Oldchuck
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Hello from coastal Georgia
Replies: 5
Views: 141

Re: Hello from coastal Georgia

Welcome to the board. You will find many unbiased solutions and opinions here. Keep us posted on your progress getting that boat ready. We also went from 40+ years of salt water both power and sail and now find ourselves looking that the toon as my wife does not like busting chop and prefers that pe...
by Oldchuck
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: New boat expectations
Replies: 11
Views: 307

Re: New boat expectations

Rip,
I think high quality stainless bolts with teflon locking nuts would be the way to go. GOOD SOLUTION !!!!
Think I would prefer to rivets....
by Oldchuck
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Trolling motor
Replies: 56
Views: 895

Re: Trolling motor

Marc,
I want to apologize to you because in post #34 I mentioned that Ken sold upscale batteries and it was you.
Sorry for the misleading mistake..Must be getting older...

Chuck
by Oldchuck
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Trolling motor
Replies: 56
Views: 895

Re: Trolling motor

Given that there are only 3 major companies making most of our recreational batteries given a specific amp hour rating you will most likely not go wrong. In dealing with traditional lead acid batteries I have had good luck with Interstate which markets batteries make by Exide and Johnson Control. De...
by Oldchuck
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Trolling motor
Replies: 56
Views: 895

Re: Trolling motor

Parker, There are only a handful of companies that make batteries and several companies will put their names on the same battery. I would figure how many amp hours you need by what you motor uses at 1/2 and full power and access what you will need. Once there, I would look for batteries that will pr...
by Oldchuck
Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Trolling motor
Replies: 56
Views: 895

Re: Trolling motor

Parker, I got to thinking about what your dealer said about electrolysis and not being able to charge while on the water. In theory he may have a concern but in practical application I agree with Mark. Any time you have a stray current leeching into the water it is a bad situation but that may not b...
by Oldchuck
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: On board power washer
Replies: 7
Views: 184

Re: On board power washer

Many bay and off shore boats have as standard wash down pumps. On those glass boats they pick up in the same manner as bait wells do usually on the bottom of the hull. This is not conducive to the aluminum hulls of pontoons however, it could be mounted on the stern of the pontoon as are depth sounde...
by Oldchuck
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: 20 foot tri toon w/115... is it enough?
Replies: 19
Views: 904

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

Mike,
Looks like you have gotten a lot of feedback both here and on the Bennington forum mostly about the Bennington hull design.
Hopefully, you have made a choice that you will be more then pleased with for a number of years..
by Oldchuck
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: What to use of outboard quits
Replies: 17
Views: 590

Re: What to use of outboard quits

guy, I completely agree. My 10,000 acre lake is fairly rural over 95% of the shoreline and living in central Florida it is swamp sometimes 100+ yards from any walking surface not to mention numerous gators and other critters. Some folks have not boated in rural areas but once you do you try not to t...
by Oldchuck
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: 20 foot tri toon w/115... is it enough?
Replies: 19
Views: 904

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

I am not too familiar with the new direct injection two strokes but many like them. There is a longer initial service interval but you will have to buy two stroke oil. They are lighter then a four stroke and provide more power per cubic inch. I would suggest going into the Bennington forum and ask s...