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by BobL
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Wake Surf Boat meets Pontoon Boat
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Wake Surf Boat meets Pontoon Boat

When the kids were younger (less than 20), I had a Mastercraft Wake Boat. I put 5 times as many hours on my Pontoon boat than I did the Mastercraft. A new player came to the market and is going after both Pontooners and Surfers. Looks pretty cool but is a bit pricey. http://www.montaraboats.com/ htt...
by BobL
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: If it ain't broke - don't fix it?
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: If it ain't broke - don't fix it?

The primary advantage (and possibly the only advantage) to a sling setup is in shallow water situations. Cradles require deeper water. As you know, slings need to be properly spaced (fore/aft) so the weight load is spread properly and also spaced properly from an overhead/beam perspective as they ca...
by BobL
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Christmas on the water....
Replies: 8
Views: 243

Re: Christmas on the water....

riplipper wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:23 am
...Hooters
….wife
…..kids
…..and dog
Interesting choice. :biggrin2


PS....I'm all for good wings and beer with the wife, kids (and grandkids), and dogs.
by BobL
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Advice on Crest Savannah Tritoon
Replies: 5
Views: 116

Re: Advice on Crest Savannah Tritoon

Sorry to hear this. One thing that stuck out is they want your boat plus $29k for an "identical" 2019 model? That seems crazy and if true, that offer is a slap in the face. A few questions. 1 - What does the dealer in Alabama say about getting it fixed? Have they found the problem? Time frame? It is...
by BobL
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Entry Level TriToons
Replies: 19
Views: 422

Re: Entry Level TriToons

For example, sun tracker seems to be a brand geared towards what I'm looking for. I don't have any experience with Sun Tracker but have some friends that do. I have been told by multiple people (multiple times) that if at all possible, stay away from Bass Pro and go with a local (or as close to loc...
by BobL
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Installing Rear facing Speakers
Replies: 9
Views: 223

Re: Installing Rear facing Speakers

Do you have a ski/tow bar? If you want rear facing speakers that people can actually hear when you are towing the tube/wakeboarding, etc. then I would look into some dedicated speakers designed for that and mount them to your ski/tow bar. You can go the JL/Wetsound/Excile speaker route but the cost ...
by BobL
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Toon covers
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: Toon covers

I cant give advice on where to buy, as all my covers have come with the boats I have had. Based on a lot of experience with a lot of boats and lots of covers, I will pass along some info on my experiences.... A - Personally, I would not tow with a cover on even if the cover was designed for towing. ...
by BobL
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Starcraft SLS-3 pontoon shopping advice
Replies: 14
Views: 364

Re: Starcraft SLS-3 pontoon shopping advice

Given your user name, I think we know the answer to your dilemma already :biggrin2 . What type of water are you on? BIg water? River? All of the above? I have a 150 on a 23' and very happy with the speed but my home lake is 1 mile wide and 10 miles long. I can't go anywhere else so hauling butt is ...
by BobL
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Boat Title
Replies: 7
Views: 227

Re: Boat Title

Sometime back I was cleaning out some old files in my desk and i accidentally shreaded the title to my boat. Slight threadjack.... Roland, I think you are in Louisiana and when I saw "boat title", I was a bit confused. I have never had a title for a boat and I have had plenty of them (all bought/so...
by BobL
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Covering Back Deck
Replies: 6
Views: 274

Re: Covering Back Deck

Very nice work Strake!
by BobL
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Covering Back Deck
Replies: 6
Views: 274

Re: Covering Back Deck

Here is my $0.02, assuming I am reading your post correctly.... Having had a lot of boats and styles of boats (including 3 pontoons), I personally would not be concerned about the last 3-4 feet of the back of the boat. I am anal/OCD when it comes to keeping things looking nice and protecting them. O...
by BobL
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: RARE PONTOON BOAT ?
Replies: 9
Views: 452

Re: RARE PONTOON BOAT ?

Avalon & Tahoe Manufacturing is based out of Alma, Michigan. Maybe someone spun off from them around that time frame and tried to get in the business? I would think there may be some connection due to the size and location of Alma, MI. Here is a blurb from an article going over the history but it ne...
by BobL
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Share you toon make, engine size and top speed.
Replies: 11
Views: 473

Re: Share you toon make, engine size and top speed.

This is a pretty good 6 page thread from a few years ago.

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=19548
by BobL
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: How do you get your toon off the trailer?
Replies: 8
Views: 456

Re: How do you get your toon off the trailer?

Google this:

"youtube putting boat on blocks"

You will get several helpful videos.
by BobL
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Towing and preventing bugs on front?
Replies: 6
Views: 172

Re: Towing and preventing bugs on front?

I have heard of people using Saran Wrap (as tight as possible). Then run some painters tape on the fence then after that is applied, a small piece of duct tape on the top of the fence and at the rub rail on both sides (no duct tape on the painted fence).