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by ROLAND
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Any thoughts about Sun Tracker boats?
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Re: Any thoughts about Sun Tracker boats?

I'm thinking about buying my first boat. My general impression is that Sun Trackers are "economy class" boats, v.s. "high end" Benningtons for example. The Sun Trackers appear to get good online reviews. I was wondering if anyone has any experience with those boats. Try not to get too caught up in ...
by ROLAND
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Some basic newbie questions
Replies: 18
Views: 312

Re: Some basic newbie questions

Hi Docpit... let me throw my 2 cents. I don't necessarily agree that you should buy the biggest engine you can afford.. I"m not saying that's wrong, but I think you should buy a boat and motor that suits your needs.. for example my wife and I use our pontoon basically to go fishing.. It's a Benningt...
by ROLAND
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Power tilt n trim
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Re: Power tilt n trim

I have a Yamaha 75 four stroke and a couple of years back the trim started giving me trouble.. worked one time, then didn't work the next... in my case it turned out to be the trim motor going bad.. mechanic took it off and sent to an electric motor shop where they rebuilt it ( rebuilding was about ...
by ROLAND
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Hello From Missouri
Replies: 11
Views: 2143

Re: Hello From Missouri

Sure, I know Granite City. Been there countless times. I grew up on the MO side in Glasgow Village, if you remember that. Back when you could live there without a large guard dog and a firearm and survive, anyway. Heck yeah I remember Glasgow Village.... unfortunately Granite City has gone the way ...
by ROLAND
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Hello From Missouri
Replies: 11
Views: 2143

Re: Hello From Missouri

Ours is rigged for fishing and we have had so many good times just anchored sitting back with the stereo on and a fishing rod in our hands That's what I'm building ours for too. So what small town, if I may ask? I was born and raised in a small town on the illinois side of the mississippi river.. i...
by ROLAND
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Hello From Missouri
Replies: 11
Views: 2143

Re: Hello From Missouri

welcome to the forum.. another "former" Missourian here.. I grew up in a small town just outside of St. Louis.. been in Louisana for nearly 35 years... once you get your rigged switched over for fishing you're gonna love it. Ours is rigged for fishing and we have had so many good times just anchored...
by ROLAND
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Welcome
Topic: New here
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: New here

welcome to the group.. lot of good guys here ready to help out if you have any questions... like your G3 fish and cruise. In 2010 when I bought my boat, I came very close to buying a G3 myself.... loved the layout and the room it provided... ended up buying a bennington fish and cruise primarily bec...
by ROLAND
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Shrink Wrapped VS Pontoon Boat Cover
Replies: 6
Views: 316

Re: Shrink Wrapped VS Pontoon Boat Cover

No, I don't think Shrink wrap is "necessary".... but I guess a lot of that depends on where you live, what kind of winters you have etc... if you already have a good pontoon cover, just make sure it's "tented" at several points so so and rain will run off and not "pool" on the cover..
by ROLAND
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Gas - storing over winter
Replies: 12
Views: 766

Re: Gas - storing over winter

Kska... I suppose the "best" thing to do is to drain the remaining fuel.... I say " I suppose" because I've never done that. lol. Like you I run only ethanol free fuel, and I also use a fuel stabilizer with it. Normally at the end of the season I will take the boat out one last time and try to run o...
by ROLAND
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Motor setup and expectations
Replies: 19
Views: 792

Re: Motor setup and expectations

Hey all! I hope everyone is doing well. Thanks do much for the advice on the Bimini Tops. We went with the 10ft tan at Pontoon Stuff and love it. We took the boat out today for the first time on the lake and I was very pleased. The boat ran well and it only took me 6-7 tries to get it back on the t...
by ROLAND
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Manufacturer Reviews
Topic: Regency Bennington or Harris?
Replies: 9
Views: 2737

Re: Regency Bennington or Harris?

I own a smaller bennington and it's a very good boat.. but I wouldn't pay 23 grand more for a benny over the Regency... if the price difference was closer to 5K or so, that "might" make a difference, but 23K... I wouldn't do it.
by ROLAND
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Anything wrong with the picture? Loving the new boat!
Replies: 13
Views: 626

Re: Anything wrong with the picture?

I love it... don't mean to show my ignorance on the subject, but how deep can you go with those sea legs? I'm guessing they were pretty pricey as well....
by ROLAND
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Almost made it to the lake!
Replies: 11
Views: 530

Re: Almost made it to the lake!

damn..never ever would have expected that to happen, especially on a heavy duty 350... glad you have warranty left, but sorry it messed up your lake plans. Oh well, you know, it could have been worse. Hope they get your repair done sooner than later.
by ROLAND
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Future Owner!
Replies: 2
Views: 303

Re: Future Owner!

first, welcome to the club... no policy against asking questions here... fire away.
by ROLAND
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: My engine dilemma...what would you do?
Replies: 17
Views: 748

Re: My engine dilemma...what would you do?

That's good news Billy... hope they get one to you soon.. congratulations.. I know it's still an expensive fix, but it's a lot cheaper than a whole new motor.