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sslaymon
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New here and new adventure...

#1 Post by sslaymon » Tue May 19, 2020 8:05 am

Hello all and thanks for letting me join here.

I've been given a fixer upper from my father in law. Not sure on any specifics but he bought this pontoon for a few hundred dollars. He recently moved and doesn't really have much time for it but offered it up to us for free. I look forward to using this site to help me clean and fix this thing up to a decent weekend getaway.

Anyone happen to know or give a good guess on the year and full model details? All I know it's a 20' Sweetwater Executive Cruiser as stated on the side. Won't find out possibly until this weekend, but would like to start looking at lower cost flooring options, as long as the deck is in good condition.

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#2 Post by TWB » Tue May 19, 2020 8:11 am

Welcome! Great place for advice.

The 1st place to start might be the Hull Identification Number (HIN). There should be a small plate (usually) on the back of the starboard toon. You will have to have that for the registration anyway.

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#3 Post by onlybillhere » Fri May 29, 2020 10:36 am

welcome! there could have been worse fixer uppers that's for sure...you have a great forum filled with all kinds of knowledge at your fingertips.
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#4 Post by wwind3 » Fri May 29, 2020 10:45 am

Welcome aboard! :biggrin2 Good luck on the upgrades!
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Re: New here and new adventure...

#5 Post by sslaymon » Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:15 am

TWB wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 8:11 am
Welcome! Great place for advice.

The 1st place to start might be the Hull Identification Number (HIN). There should be a small plate (usually) on the back of the starboard toon. You will have to have that for the registration anyway.

-Paul
Any good sites to look up to find the information on my HIN? I've got it and looks to be a Godfrey built in 1987. Overall, shape isn't too bad for being a water bound pontoon for many years. Got it out of the water and will be pressure spraying and cleaning up the toons first and taking a look at the underside.

DOn't need anything fancy. We're a family that heads to the lake and jumps right in the water, so this being basic enough is completely acceptable to us. We've got a couple newer seats to install, but could use a good clean up and a little elbow grease to make it a fun weekend boat.

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Re: New here and new adventure...

#6 Post by TWB » Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:19 pm

sslaymon wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:15 am

Any good sites to look up to find the information on my HIN? I've got it and looks to be a Godfrey built in 1987. Overall, shape isn't too bad for being a water bound pontoon for many years. Got it out of the water and will be pressure spraying and cleaning up the toons first and taking a look at the underside.
This may give you something else. Not sure beyond this: https://www.hinsearchplus.com/hs_userguide.aspx

-Paul
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2003 Landau DX 24' Cruise "Loretta Jane"
2003 Mercury 75hp

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