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#1 Post by soccs11 » Tue Mar 30, 2021 6:14 pm

Hello everyone. My name is Joe and I am new to the forum and pontoon boating. I have a deposit on a 2021 Lowe 182 Ultra Fish & Cruise. Does anyone have any comments about this particular pontoon? I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks.

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#2 Post by steve1313 » Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:18 am

OH NO!!!! You actually bought the dreaded Lowes 182??? Do a search here and you'll find that a very large percentage of those start to fall completely apart after just a couple of uses. The deck is made from a type of cardboard and if it gets too wet it starts to disinegrate.

Nah, I'm just messing with you. Lowe's is a brand that has been around for awhile, so you'll be fine. I know you'll enjoy being out on the water.

Welcome to the forum. You'll find lot's of great info here, and not everybody is a smartass like me! LOL
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#3 Post by soccs11 » Wed Mar 31, 2021 11:35 am

I was ready to call the dealer and cancel the purchase. You got me. LOL. I just can't find any information about that model on the web.

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#4 Post by TWB » Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:00 am

Welcome to the group! There will be a ton of helpful information here to assist in your adventures. And, Yes, there are tons of smartasses here! :biggrin2 :rofl
(Nice shot, Steve!)

Enjoy your new ride!
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#5 Post by soccs11 » Sat Apr 03, 2021 2:11 pm

I cancelled the purchase of the Lowe and found a new Sun Tracker Bass Buggy 18. No delivery until mid-June. Fingers crossed.

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#6 Post by ROLAND » Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:14 am

soccs11 wrote:
Sat Apr 03, 2021 2:11 pm
I cancelled the purchase of the Lowe and found a new Sun Tracker Bass Buggy 18. No delivery until mid-June. Fingers crossed.
Welcome to the group. Just curious, why did you cancel on the Lowe's boat? Since you went with the Sun Tracker, I'm assuming it's coming with a mercury outboard right? You're going to enjoy the heck fishing out of that bass buggy. We have a 20 foot bennington with a fishing floor plan.. To me, the nice thing about fishing out of a pontoon boat is if you're out on the water all day, it's just so much more comfortable than a bass boat. With your bass buggy you can stand up and walk around and stretch your legs. I think you're going to be pleased... congratulations on the new rig.
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#7 Post by soccs11 » Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:00 am

I cancelled on the Lowe because there was a backorder on the outboard. The dealer was very nice in that he was going to lend me a used 50hp until the 75 came in. It was going to take me two trips up to Flagstaff to complete the boat. Also, I was not thrilled on the floor plan layout of the Lowe. I looked very cramped. Now I see it is back on the dealer's web site for sale with no price. I bet that they will get much more for the pontoon since they are in such short supply.

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