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by MikeV99
Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Ready Jack
Replies: 7
Views: 359

Re: Ready Jack

That would be a problem with a single axle :nana Just run tandem when you need single. That way you've already got a spare on each side and don't need a jack at all! Uhm, hover craft for no tires on the ground :drink. Whatever happened to those tires that were solid and would never go flat? I guess...
by MikeV99
Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Ready Jack
Replies: 7
Views: 359

Re: Ready Jack

That would be a problem with a single axle :nana
by MikeV99
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Ready Jack
Replies: 7
Views: 359

Re: Ready Jack

It looks fairly stable, just needs to get wheel off ground, lugs should be loosened before using it. Does appear expensive, but it beats crawling around on wet ground to put a jack under the axle. I am thinking seriously about trying it once my dadgum gets built.
by MikeV99
Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Optimal Charging Configuration
Replies: 4
Views: 293

Re: Optimal Charging Configuration

Perfect. I had gotten caught up in Blue Sea hook up and then realized it was over think. I appreciate your advice. Happy boating.

Mike
by MikeV99
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Ready Jack
Replies: 7
Views: 359

Ready Jack

Has anyone use a product called Ready Jack https://readyjack.com/ which is suppose to make changing a tire on a boat trailer easier.
by MikeV99
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Optimal Charging Configuration
Replies: 4
Views: 293

Optimal Charging Configuration

What do I need on a small pontoon to: 1. Charge my main battery and trolling motor battery with an onboard charger connected to a plug on my dock? and 2. Charge my main battery and trolling motor battery from the generator on a Merc 50 HP? Is it worth the cost to try to charge the trolling motor bat...
by MikeV99
Fri May 29, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: 4C Innovations Pontoon Loader
Replies: 9
Views: 382

Re: 4C Innovations Pontoon Loader

Thank you all for the replies. I think I will look at both the inside setup as well as the PVC setup. Good visibility and an aid to getting on the bunks.
by MikeV99
Wed May 27, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: 4C Innovations Pontoon Loader
Replies: 9
Views: 382

Re: 4C Innovations Pontoon Loader

Steiner,

What was interesting about the loader was how it pushed the boat in correctly lined up (in the video). The guides are on top of the water and can be adjusted for different ramps if needed.

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I need all the help I can get as a newbie.

Thanks
by MikeV99
Wed May 27, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: 4C Innovations Pontoon Loader
Replies: 9
Views: 382

Re: 4C Innovations Pontoon Loader

Horsepen wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 10:48 am
Why can’t you construct your own. It seems pretty straight forward.
Someone with DIY skills probably could and have. I just wanted to know if they work.
by MikeV99
Wed May 27, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: 4C Innovations Pontoon Loader
Replies: 9
Views: 382

4C Innovations Pontoon Loader

It has been a while since the Complete Pontoon Loader Kit by 4C-Innovations https://pontoonloader.com was discussed. Does anyone have experience using it? It is a little pricey but the video on their website looks like it could be a useful product, especially in the wind.

Thanks,

Mike
by MikeV99
Tue May 26, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Single 6 gal Portable Gas Tank?
Replies: 7
Views: 318

Re: Single 6 gal Portable Gas Tank?

A 12 gallon tank is going to be about 75 pounds. That's a lot of weight to carry down those steps. You've got a beautiful back yard, but it's a perfect example of why I'll never have a boat on a lake that doesn't have gas at marinas on the lake! Exactly. I want a large portable tank that I can use ...
by MikeV99
Tue May 26, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Solo Launching
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Solo Launching

I would like to learn how to solo launch & load if I ever get to buy a boat. I have watched videos, but none are really for pontoons and I am a less than nimble sorta old man. Launching -- Tie lines to bow & stern cleats, hook the around winch post, back in and hard stop to cause boat to float free ...
by MikeV99
Tue May 26, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Single 6 gal Portable Gas Tank?
Replies: 7
Views: 318

Re: Single 6 gal Portable Gas Tank?

Thank you all for your replies. Hopefully a 12 gal tank will fit. It is a long walk from my house to my dock. Don't think I want to juggle gas tanks.
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by MikeV99
Mon May 25, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Single 6 gal Portable Gas Tank?
Replies: 7
Views: 318

Single 6 gal Portable Gas Tank?

I am thinking about buying a Bass Buggy 16 XL Select. It is my first boat. I just want something to use for a little fishing and to take my bride of 60 years around the lake. At this point in life I don't need to run out of gas. :nana The boat has a Mercury 50 HP and an external plastic 6 gal gas ta...
by MikeV99
Mon May 25, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Manufacturer Reviews
Topic: Looking for info on Lowe pontoons
Replies: 8
Views: 3068

Re: Looking for info on Lowe pontoons

I really like the Lowe Ultra 162 based on what I see on the Internet and the Build specs I put together. Unfortunately my closest dealer is 50 miles away and appears to be shut down due to Covid. I’d be real tempted to buy one if I could find a way to order it. Once you add some options it is far ab...