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by RiverLiver
Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:26 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Pontoon "boom" with temperature/pressure change
Replies: 10
Views: 1685

Re: Pontoon "boom" with temperature/pressure change

Thanks for the replies, all. Glad to hear that I'm not the only one experiencing this issue, and that it doesn't necessarily mean that something is wrong with my toons.

I think I'll take the advice of removing the drain plugs until it's time to put her back in the water.
by RiverLiver
Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:39 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Pontoon "boom" with temperature/pressure change
Replies: 10
Views: 1685

Pontoon "boom" with temperature/pressure change

My toons expand and contract significantly with temperature changes much like a sealed gas can that moves from hot to cold environments and vise versa. When this happens, one of the toons "dents" inward (cold) or outward (hot), making a very loud "boom". My boat sits in the water about 200 feet from...
by RiverLiver
Thu Jul 20, 2006 1:58 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Life Vest
Replies: 10
Views: 1736

And (at least in Michigan), you need to have at least 1 thorwable floatation device.
by RiverLiver
Wed Jul 12, 2006 6:50 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: boat did a nose dive!
Replies: 14
Views: 3517

Seriously, the popping noise is fine. It's just the air pressure changing as the temperature changes. One of the toon walls is popping in and out, much like the lid on a pickle jar (when you first open it).
by RiverLiver
Tue Jul 11, 2006 5:28 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: boat did a nose dive!
Replies: 14
Views: 3517

Wow, that does not look right at all. Your boat should NOT be listing that much. Does it list (even the slightest bit) when it's sitting at the dock without any passengers? I had a leak in one of my toons once. It listed ever so slightly when at the dock, but once you got a couple people on it the p...
by RiverLiver
Mon Jul 10, 2006 6:14 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: boat did a nose dive!
Replies: 14
Views: 3517

Sounds like you were within the capacity. I'm no expert, but it doesn't seem that 7our boat should not respond that way. I have a 1984 20' JC (rated for 12 people) that I've had loaded up with passenger counts similar to what you describe. While my boat will ride a little lower in the water, I've ne...
by RiverLiver
Mon May 22, 2006 9:05 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: When to raise
Replies: 4
Views: 1328

My 84 has never been on a lift (or covered for that matter)a day in its life. It's out on the water all spring/summer/fall long (shrink wrapped on blocks in winter). The toons don't look the best but they're in fine, usable shape. Still has the original deck and furniture, though the deck is getting...
by RiverLiver
Tue May 02, 2006 8:07 am
Forum: Camping & Fishing Stuff
Topic: Your opinions please
Replies: 3
Views: 1599

Membrane as in a EPDM rubber roofing membrane (commercial and residential applications?)?

There are seam tape products for these types of roofing materials. Super sticky heavy duty stuff.

I happen to have a roll of commercial grade seam tape. If all else fails, I can send you a strip.
by RiverLiver
Tue Apr 18, 2006 8:27 am
Forum: Camping & Fishing Stuff
Topic: I propose a fishing contest!
Replies: 45
Views: 14012

Sweet, it's on!

I'm also thinking about a "largest breasts" contest. Here's how it works:

1. Take your camera to the lake
2. Spot, and take picture of the largest pair you can find
3. Post pic on PBF
4. All members judge for a winner

What do you think?
8)
by RiverLiver
Fri Apr 14, 2006 7:41 pm
Forum: Camping & Fishing Stuff
Topic: I propose a fishing contest!
Replies: 45
Views: 14012

How about starting now (4/14/06), thru the fall equinox (9/23/06).

I agree with the stickiness.

Let the games begin, and may the best angler win.
8)
by RiverLiver
Fri Apr 14, 2006 7:27 am
Forum: Camping & Fishing Stuff
Topic: I propose a fishing contest!
Replies: 45
Views: 14012

I propose a fishing contest!

How about it? An online fishing contest to last throughout the summer. RULES: 1. Catch Fish 2. Take picture 3. Post Picture, length, weight, and type of fish on PB Forum. 4. Best fish at cutoff date wins. Prize: Bragging rights (and maybe a specially designed "champion" avatar or something). "Best F...
by RiverLiver
Mon Apr 10, 2006 1:06 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Consumer gas price war that will work?
Replies: 6
Views: 1537

Fundamentally, this would never work. If one company runs out of gas, they simply purchase more, at market price, from another company (presumably the company everyone is boycotting).

This is something that goes on in that business on a daily basis regardless...
by RiverLiver
Thu Apr 06, 2006 11:49 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: boat price
Replies: 9
Views: 1667

With the weather just now breaking in West Michigan, now would be the best time to try and sell that thing.
by RiverLiver
Tue Apr 04, 2006 5:19 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: boat price
Replies: 9
Views: 1667

Tough to say without seeing it, but I'd say between $200 - $400. Consider that you can pick up your basic aluminum no-frills fishing boat with a 5hp motor (used) for around $600.
by RiverLiver
Mon Apr 03, 2006 5:40 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: boat price
Replies: 9
Views: 1667

Motor?