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by wwind3
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: Welcome
Topic: 2014 Bentley Encore 20 ft pontoon
Replies: 5
Views: 182

Re: 2014 Bentley Encore 20 ft pontoon

only thing I can think of is that on the trailer the gas tank is more or less level-but in the water the boat sits rear end down probably--this may cause it for some unknown reason....puzzler for sure. Next time if you have a few people on board-have them get at the front of the boat and you try to ...
by wwind3
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: bigger motor
Replies: 12
Views: 345

Re: bigger motor

killerkernrich wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:43 pm
mine is a 22ft fish model with just me no wind 60hp 4stroke mercury 10 yrs old runs good 18 tops just wondering what a new 90hp might get me?

I'm thinking 23-24
by wwind3
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: bigger motor
Replies: 12
Views: 345

Re: bigger motor

I have a 90 Merc Optimax on a 20 ft Lowe fishing model so no couches up front. I hit 30 one day on Sam Rayburn Lake in 2010 when new. but top out at 27 now. Lake Livingston Tx has too many stumps for an aluminum prop so I run a stainless. Strange side note-I have a spare aluminum prop that is actual...
by wwind3
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Manufacturer Reviews
Topic: Looking for info on Lowe pontoons
Replies: 4
Views: 394

Re: Looking for info on Lowe pontoons

No experience with the 18' but have owned the Lowe 20ft fishing model with a 90 Merc since 2010. Still happy with it. No problems with the boat. Pretty good for the price point it is in. Actually fished 2 big bass tournaments on Sam Rayburn and Toledo Bend with it and it handled the big water condit...
by wwind3
Wed May 08, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Pontoon or deck boat
Replies: 15
Views: 579

Re: Pontoon or deck boat

...this may be helpful...….

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by wwind3
Thu May 02, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Welcome
Topic: VIBRATION IN MOTOR
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: VIBRATION IN MOTOR

Boat pulling to the right is standard for an improperly trimmed motor...…..it's due to engine torque. Adjust the little trim tab under the cavitation plate. Surprised this is happening....maybe the motor itself does have a problem---even with the low hours---could be some internal damage. A lot of p...
by wwind3
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Good and bad
Replies: 10
Views: 468

Re: Good and bad

WOW! So did you go from Knoxville all the way to where the Tennessee empties into the Ohio and then Back to Celina? Heckuva trip....thanx for the info....

Oh --may have answered my own question--didn't realize you took the Tn River all the way thru 'Nooga and Alabama--awesome...
by wwind3
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Good and bad
Replies: 10
Views: 468

Re: Good and bad

cool---what part of the 2 rivers did you navigate? Were you around the Land Between the lakes area where the rivers enter the Ohio? Wondering if you had to plan the trip around the dams on the rivers? Thanks...
by wwind3
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Good and bad
Replies: 10
Views: 468

Re: Good and bad

I hope you took some pics that you can post....I am envious!
by wwind3
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Assuming I had a magical boat.....
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Re: Assuming I had a magical boat.....

dunno--but the pontoon speed record is 114 mph.. Powered by 900 hp- 3 300hp Mercs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUAJRv27r-0
by wwind3
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Wake Surf Boat meets Pontoon Boat
Replies: 16
Views: 972

Re: Wake Surf Boat meets Pontoon Boat

betcha that thing is hell on people tied up crappie fishing...… :biggrin2
by wwind3
Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Where to spend $2,000 tops for speed.
Replies: 12
Views: 644

Re: Where to spend $2,000 tops for speed.

agreed of the sheeting. In addition to smoothing out the ride---the sheeting must be providing some front end lift to the boat. When I make speed runs I am 1-2 mph faster into the wind than with the wind. Only explanation is I am getting bow lift with the sheeting. Perhaps others can comment on this...
by wwind3
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: New to Board
Replies: 11
Views: 930

Re: New to Board

Love Alaska-been on the Kenai a couple times--but no great fish stories. Hope to make one more trip---wanta try those 30 inch rainbows on the Kenai. Good luck on the boat search.
by wwind3
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Welcome
Topic: New to Board
Replies: 11
Views: 930

Re: New to Board

Welcome! There are as many opinions about toons as there are toons! I personally think most if not all of the newer ones are of decent quality. It really comes down to personal taste, type of usage you plan to use it for, body of water it will be used in etc. If salt water you will want saltwater pa...
by wwind3
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Pontoon Rebuilds and Restorations.
Topic: Help! Can this be fixed?
Replies: 2
Views: 688

Re: Help! Can this be fixed?

geez...… Ray Charles coulda seen that... I would imagine you might have felt something when you hit it that hard... They broke it....probably have to sue in small claims to get them to fix it...unless they admit to it and repair. Not sure what the fix is--probably take off the end cap and add a new ...