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by Bamaman
Sun May 27, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: cavitation/ventilation question
Replies: 1
Views: 18

Re: cavitation/ventilation question

First of all, what rpm's are you turning vs. the engine's posted redline? If you appear to be propped about right, look at the engine height. Propeller might need to run lower in the water.
by Bamaman
Tue May 22, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Need Help - Only getting 4100 RPM @ WOT
Replies: 16
Views: 140

Re: Need Help - Only getting 4100 RPM @ WOT

Didn't you say you have a two toon boat? Do you have lifting strakes? Is your boat rated for a 150 hp motor? Most twin toon boats without strakes are 115 hp rated. Due to their being displacement hulls, they can only get up to about 30 mph--and they just won't go much faster. And they are hard to ge...
by Bamaman
Tue May 22, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: [Solved!] New motor, first run... issue with.. ventilation?
Replies: 5
Views: 108

Re: New motor, first run... issue with.. ventilation?

Is the new motor the same length shaft as the old motor? Usually ventilation comes from the prop sitting too high. And sometimes having passengers in the front will lift the rear end causing ventilation. Sometimes the rubber in the prop breaks loose and the prop. is slightly spinning. Is it a new pr...
by Bamaman
Mon May 21, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Manufacturer Reviews
Topic: 2018 Bennington - No Hour Meter!
Replies: 7
Views: 114

Re: 2018 Bennington - No Hour Meter!

I was thinking my speedometer had the proofmeter on it. Do you have the GPS soeedometer?
by Bamaman
Fri May 11, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: BIMINI TOP
Replies: 11
Views: 293

Re: BIMINI TOP

Most larger cities have someone making awnings and/or tents. We have one. They can do such work. My wife and I both went to upholstery school, and some good upholstery shops may can make'em. We have a marine and auto upholstery shop doing a lot of boat work. I made a set of seat covers out of the sa...
by Bamaman
Sun May 06, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Toon cleaning help
Replies: 10
Views: 281

Re: Toon cleaning help

Just go to NAPA and get a gallon of their aluminum cleaner. It is an acid based product but safe if used as directed. It is cheaper than the stuff mentioned bought on Amazon. HVAC outside condenser coil cleaners are essentially the same product.
by Bamaman
Sun May 06, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: The odd way water got into one of my pontoons
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Re: The odd way water got into one of my pontoons

You are fortunate that was all it was. But watch the toons closely in the near future for signs of water intrusion.
by Bamaman
Sun May 06, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: BIMINI TOP
Replies: 11
Views: 293

Re: BIMINI TOP

I would have removed the old bimini and taken it to a canvas shop so they could use it as a pattern for the new top. Time is money.
by Bamaman
Sun May 06, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: New Motor need prop size
Replies: 7
Views: 120

Re: New Motor need prop size

RPMs are often a good guide for maxi.um performance. The zuki's are different animals with their planetary gear making them require high pitch propellers. Relatively few Suzuki mechanics are out there t setup them. Between me and you, the Suzuki 140 horsepower motor has a reputation for good fuel ef...
by Bamaman
Sun May 06, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Trailer Tires
Replies: 11
Views: 498

Re: Trailer Tires

Sailun is the only decent G rated 16 inch tire used in RVs. The problem is their lack of a good dealer base. I have never heard one complaint on RV websites. I have also not heard one had word on Goodyear G614, Michelin's rubber tire or my Bridgestone Duravis R250s. But these tires are seldom used i...
by Bamaman
Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Tired of doing 20 mph
Replies: 9
Views: 424

Re: Tired of doing 20 mph

Anyone willing to spend so much for a 300 hp motor should be willing to put it on a boat worthy of the investment. That much horsepower puts substantial stresses on the boat hull and structure, and a truly high performance hull stressed to handle the power is needed. I am talking Bennington, Manitou...
by Bamaman
Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Boat Lift Cable Lubricant
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: Boat Lift Cable Lubricant

I do nothing to lube cables. I can shoot black bearing grease in the bearings, however. Cables last a long, long time on lifts if kept out of the rain/weather.
by Bamaman
Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Where do you fill her up with gas? Cans, station or marina?
Replies: 17
Views: 415

Re: Where do you fill her up with gas? Cans, station or marina?

I use a 14 gallon Gas Buddy rolling tank and two 5 gallon Jerry cans. I lower the boat down some and put the 14 gallon can on a park bench. Gravity fills my boat. I cut off the spigot/hand pump off the hose.
by Bamaman
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Need help with choosing a prop.
Replies: 4
Views: 178

Re: Need help with choosing a prop.

Go out on your boat with a couple of people and 1/2 tank of fuel. Then take note of your speed (gps) and maximum rpms. Are you getting any prop ventilation in a tight turn?

Then com back on this forum with specifics.
by Bamaman
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: WOT RPM range
Replies: 4
Views: 199

Re: WOT RPM range

Somewhere inside the engine cover, the rpm range is usually noted. 5800 is about normal on 2 strokes.