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by Bamaman
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Pontoon Rebuilds and Restorations.
Topic: Help! Can this be fixed?
Replies: 2
Views: 77

Re: Help! Can this be fixed?

Is it just where the water foil was ripped off? If so, you can copy the other side foil, and have a quality welder TIG weld it on. I hope the rest of your nosecone is okay. Most people don't realize that the big manufacturers have computerized welding and rolling equipment that mechanically/electron...
by Bamaman
Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Reasons not to winter my boat in an uncovered wet slip?
Replies: 5
Views: 167

Re: Reasons not to winter my boat in an uncovered wet slip?

My boat stays inside a boathouse lifted 3' out of the water (on a rack) with its mooring cover intact. It has never spent one night left in the water. I'm very fortunate to have double boathouses in my front yard. But if I was going to have wet storage, it would be for as short of time as I used the...
by Bamaman
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Pontoon Rebuilds and Restorations.
Topic: Floor Coverings
Replies: 4
Views: 80

Re: Floor Coverings

The most popular flooring right now is a marine vinyl, which is very heavy and thick stuff. I especially like the woven look vinyl. (My Bennington has a heavy marine carpet.) The vinyls are not especially difficult to install if you use the correct specialized mastic (glue) and use a 100 pound vinyl...
by Bamaman
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Got a new boat yesterday
Replies: 19
Views: 437

Re: Got a new boat yesterday

I too am a Bennington/150 hp owner. They get a little exciting when you hit 30 plus mph and the nose raises into the wind. Most passengers don't care to run over 40 mph anyway. Congratulations.
by Bamaman
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Exploring
Replies: 6
Views: 169

Re: Exploring

Martin Lake is a huge (44,000 acre) lake southeast of Birmingham, northwest of Auburn. And it is a premier lake with incredible residences on it. I can see where there are many creeks and sloughs that are not commonly traveled. You still have the Fall leaf season to be out on the water that far south.
by Bamaman
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: 20 foot tri toon w/115... is it enough?
Replies: 7
Views: 190

Re: 20 foot tri toon w/115... is it enough?

I am a 24' Bennington owner. Do yourself a favor and go a 22' or longer boat with a 150 hp motor. They are much more seaworthy, and the 150 hp motors are substantially stronger than 115 hp even on a shorter boat. The 22' may not be that much more $ than a 20' boat, but you'd find it much more comfor...
by Bamaman
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Winterize Dilemma
Replies: 16
Views: 295

Re: Winterize Dilemma

+2--not needed.

Glad you're really taking care of your boat--keeping it out of the water.
by Bamaman
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: How build ramp
Replies: 2
Views: 195

Re: How build ramp

Pontoon boats are just a little large to put up on a ramp. Getting them in the water would be very difficult.

Is there any way to have a lift or boathouse?
by Bamaman
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Pontoon Rebuilds and Restorations.
Topic: Brown pt plywood
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Re: Brown pt plywood

Unless you're going to sell your boat next year, go ahead and invest in the proper 3/4 inch marine grade plywood. Regular plywood just doesn't last very long. (Don't ask how I know.) Marine plywood has a long, long lifespan.
by Bamaman
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Prop Size - Yamaha 150 (four stroke)
Replies: 9
Views: 128

Re: Prop Size - Yamaha 150 (four stroke)

My Bennington has a Reliance 15 pitch prop, and it's perfect--40 mph and 6000 rpms. That's 6% slip. When I picked my boat up, it had a 14M Yamaha prop, and it was 4 mph short and hitting the rev limiter @ 6300 rpms. He had the 14M in stock and was trying to save a little $ by not ordering in a Relia...
by Bamaman
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Marine 31 Mildew
Replies: 22
Views: 412

Re: Marine 31 Mildew

I think Marine 31 products may be about as good as cleaning products and protectants get. My new Gander Mountain store carries a full line of their products. I was thinking that some of the auto detailing online stores also carry it--like Autogeek.com.
by Bamaman
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: 1st Boat Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 216

Re: 1st Boat Questions

Most people will suggest you power your boat with the largest engine the hull is rated for. Many that start with smaller engines simply get bored, and would prefer if their boat would get up and go--if for pulling tubers or outrunning a thunderstorm. When I bought my first pontoon boat in 1985, I ke...
by Bamaman
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Share you toon make, engine size and top speed.
Replies: 11
Views: 340

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

Bennington 24SSLX F150 with Reliance 15 pitch prop--40 mph @ 6000 rpms
by Bamaman
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: How do you get your toon off the trailer?
Replies: 8
Views: 320

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

It takes.ingenuity to pull off, especially if the toon has a large engine, etc. The back end is easy to put up on Jack stands. Sometimes engine hoists can lift the front end. Or use a winch and a big tree limb.
by Bamaman
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: New guy, lake Norman NC
Replies: 7
Views: 280

Re: New guy, lake Norman NC

You are getting 150 hp mph. A 300 Verado will push a mich bigger prop than a 15 pitch.
It is up to your selling dealer to get the performance to 100%.
Start with a 17 pitch Enertia and go from there.