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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: 341

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: 527

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: 527

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: 305

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 ...
by wwind3
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: New Sylvan leans 2" to starboard at rest & underway
Replies: 16
Views: 362

Re: New Sylvan leans 2" to starboard at rest & underway

KPC wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:48 am
Not sure if yours is the same but my buddy has a Sylvan Mirage and his leans to the left side also.

That's where the gas tank is.

30 gallons of fuel @ 6 lbs per gallon = 180 lbs sitting in the back left corner.



KPC
He leans to the right...
by wwind3
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Share you toon make, engine size and top speed.
Replies: 11
Views: 439

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

2009 Lowe Suncruiser 204SS 90 Merc Optimax. 27mph with SS prop, 28 with aluminum, 28-29 in winter.(water is more dense)
by wwind3
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Welcome
Topic: New guy, lake Norman NC
Replies: 7
Views: 336

Re: New guy, lake Norman NC

..found this on YouTube--48 mph with a 300 Merc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WhKBYvjpkE

Also this--no explanation given-speed-prop etc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vy_Nssy0rXg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuAXyeQ31kw
by wwind3
Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Bunk glides
Replies: 16
Views: 644

Re: Bunk glides

Squirrels took my carpet to build their condos plus my boards are shot. I don't trailer as I have a boat slip unless I need to take boat in for service so was wondering if it is worth the cost of the glides. If I recarpet I'll just be furnishing a new generation of squirrel condos. I have read where...
by wwind3
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Rpm vs pitch on a prop
Replies: 4
Views: 198

Re: Rpm vs pitch on a prop

If speedo is correct--leave it alone.. Especially if performance is good--out of the hole, no cavitating, etc. I get 27 out of mine by myself -20 ft Lowe 2009 90 Merc Optimax-I'm turning a 16 pitch at 5800 if my tach is correct. Red line is 5850 I believe and I will overrev if I trim up too much. Go...
by wwind3
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Bartlett any one have any experience or have one
Replies: 7
Views: 236

Re: Bartlett any one have any experience or have one

The Madison Av marketing is pretty impressive----the website is a good read.

https://www.barlettapontoonboats.com/

Facebook site--beautiful boat
https://www.facebook.com/BarlettaPontoonBoats/

Good luck....
by wwind3
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: New pontoon owner with new boat has questions.
Replies: 22
Views: 520

Re: New pontoon owner with new boat has questions.

..just saw the response re: a 15 Enertia--I was going to suggest you try a 15 first also. Iwent from a 16 to a 17 in pitch and lost 1-2 mph and almost 400 rpm assuming my tac is right. So I went back to a 16. Every 'toon is different. I also am 1-2 mph faster with my 16 in aluminum vs my 16 stainles...
by wwind3
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Hi from Louisville!
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: Hi from Louisville!

Welcome! Lots of good folks in here and lots of good info. Buying a boat is like buying a pistol---as many suggestions as there are people on the forum--I like the S&W Shield 9mm with a Crimson Trace Green Dot laser fyi! But seriously folks there are some great people here that own every type of pon...
by wwind3
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: cavitation/ventilation question-ADDED PICTURES
Replies: 26
Views: 881

Re: cavitation/ventilation question-ADDED PICTURES

Aaaaand.... wow. I just got a good, accurate measurement of exactly how much negative angle is built into this transom. Boat level. Pontoons level. Using a digital angle gauge from my woodworking shop (used to get precise angles on saw blades, etc...) the transom is negative TWENTY ONE degrees! Twe...