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by sunedog
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Question about applying 303 Fabric Guard to cover
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Re: Question about applying 303 Fabric Guard to cover

I did and didn't have any issues. I will say, however, I bought a gallon of 303 Fabric Guard for $59 in March and applied it with a pump sprayer. I ran out with only about 4 feet of playpen cover left to do. Instead of buying another gallon, I bought a 24 oz. bottle of Starbrite Fabric Guard locally...
by sunedog
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: weight placard
Replies: 7
Views: 169

Re: weight placard

bansil wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:08 am
It is required here apparently,
Interesting. What state?
by sunedog
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: weight placard
Replies: 7
Views: 169

Re: weight placard

Thank you! now to find a 24 ft 90-ish pontoon to get a picture of the placard Nice to have one but not a requirement for boats over 20 feet in length. And it is not against federal law to exceed the horsepower rating on the label. It may be against your state law though. And insurance companies may...
by sunedog
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Disguising blemish in carpet?
Replies: 10
Views: 147

Re: Disguising blemish in carpet?

If you just can't stand it, you could try to cut out the bad part and patch a piece in. Provided, of course, you can get your hands on a chunk of the same carpet. If you try this, use the double cut method. Place a piece of the new carpet over the damaged part. With a brand new blade in a utility kn...
by sunedog
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: A few questions for this boating season (Engine trouble, vinyl repair)
Replies: 27
Views: 467

Re: A few questions for this boating season (Engine trouble, vinyl repair)

As for exactly what the engine is doing, it just sounds like a car that the engine is turning over, but it never will start. Please tell me you've checked the obvious --> the safety lanyard / kill cord / engine safety cut-out switch (the red thingy in the picture). https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/09...
by sunedog
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Where do you fill her up with gas? Cans, station or marina?
Replies: 17
Views: 504

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

Then I’ll have to hold the can up to fill via funnel. The off road cans empty fairly quickly, as long as the funnel can take it. Hope it doesn’t get old too quickly. I fill my boat from two 5 gallon jugs every weekend. No way I would ever use a funnel. Get a jiggle siphon (some call them shaker sip...
by sunedog
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Pontoon Rebuilds and Restorations.
Topic: Bansil and MamaTurtle create a getaway cruiser
Replies: 103
Views: 2450

Re: Bansil and MamaTurtle create a getaway cruiser

[quote="bansil"][quote="sunedog"]Got this from Amazon to work with the wire loom. Best $4.11 I've spent in a while. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005DTKNZU/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1[/quote] so it actually works? I may order one in a few minutes and have it by the weekend work ...
by sunedog
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Pontoon Rebuilds and Restorations.
Topic: Bansil and MamaTurtle create a getaway cruiser
Replies: 103
Views: 2450

Re: Bansil and MamaTurtle create a getaway cruiser

Got this from Amazon to work with the wire loom. Best $4.11 I've spent in a while.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005D ... UTF8&psc=1
by sunedog
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Which Scotch Brite for de-scumming the toons?
Replies: 7
Views: 312

Re: Which Scotch Brite for de-scumming the toons?

I acid wash my toons every Fall using a mag wheel cleaner sold by a local hardware store. They carry this product exclusively to clean pontoons. It is bottled locally and not available anywhere else or I would tell you what it is. My boat sits in the water from March to October so I use the green 3"...
by sunedog
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Depth-finder, fish-finder issue....
Replies: 3
Views: 301

Re: Depth-finder, fish-finder issue....

I would try polishing the screen first. Toothpaste might work!
by sunedog
Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:03 am
Forum: Pontoon Rebuilds and Restorations.
Topic: Pontoon polishing/sealing
Replies: 5
Views: 730

Re: Pontoon polishing/sealing

[quote="Bamaman"]Try to avoid the acid wash unless other methods don't properly clean the toon. If you have algae on the bottom, it may be required.[/quote]

Do you think acid washing removes a significant amount of aluminum? Or is there another reason you suggest to avoid it?
by sunedog
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Stern Anchoring?
Replies: 7
Views: 699

Re: Stern Anchoring?

Sure.
by sunedog
Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Steering wheel replacement hunt
Replies: 6
Views: 627

Re: Steering wheel replacement hunt

I got this one from pontoonstuff.com a few seasons ago. Very reasonably priced and customer service that can't be beat. I get lots of compliments on it and it still looks brand new. (Don't forget the discount code for forum members -- will save you an extra 10%.) https://www.pontoonstuff.com/product...
by sunedog
Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: Keyswitch Wiring - Honda BF115
Replies: 3
Views: 437

Re: Keyswitch Wiring - Honda BF115

To close this thread, I finally got a Honda OEM keyswitch and the wire colors all matched up.
by sunedog
Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:27 am
Forum: General Pontoon & Deckboat Discussion
Topic: click, click, click, CRANK
Replies: 21
Views: 1720

Re: click, click, click, CRANK

Update: The starter / solenoid gave up the ghost in dramatic fashion Sunday. Wife had the boat out with friends while I stayed at the house working on some other stuff. She tried to start it to come home. Said she heard "noise" coming from the outboard, but it wouldn't start. It became weird when sh...