New Man on the Logs in Eagle RIver Wisconsin

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New Man on the Logs in Eagle RIver Wisconsin

#1 Post by Pickinator » Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:38 pm

This is a transported first post from the wrong thread. I was advised by another more-established member to move the post here and to say hi.

My name is Jim. We live in Eagle River Wisconsin on the chain (Catfish Lake). My wife had been wanting a pontoon boat for 28 years. I have always been opposed to it, as I like small fast boats. We have a Switzer and a Hydrostream for the adrenaline, which my wife also likes.

3 years ago we took the plunge. We purchased a 21' 500 series Southbay with a new 90 hp Merc 4 stroke. It has the "L" grouping of furniture and the extra Bow bench to enclose the pit group seating. It is 8'6" wide and has the 25" dia tubes.
We installed a depth gauge and a 4.1 stereo system with subwoofer, power amp, equalizer, and LEDs for fancy interior lighting in the Kicker speakers. We have a bunk trailer for it and this year we are refitting an older 108" Shoremaster lift. (I know - 6 inches to spare).

We bought the brackets and attached two 14ft (2 X 12's) on Saturday. Now we just have to get it down by the dock.

-Any advice on how far forward to put the pontoon boat of the lift. I am figuring that the bow sticks out over the front with the stern snugged up closer? I thought that there might be a formula to determine the proper positioning.

Wife, 4 kids, and friends wanted us to break down and get a pontoon boat. I caved.
It does 24 mph top speed. Not an impressive number. It seems like a pretty average pontoon boat with a nice stereo. The 4 stroke 90 is very quiet.

I just wanted to say "Hi", now that I have been approved by the forum moderators.

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Re: New Man on the Logs in Eagle RIver Wisconsin

#2 Post by wwind3 » Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:37 pm

cool ! Welcome aboard! Post some pics! :biggrin2
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Re: New Man on the Logs in Eagle RIver Wisconsin

#3 Post by onlybillhere » Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:16 am

welcome to the forum!!!
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It's new! to me
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Re: New Man on the Logs in Eagle RIver Wisconsin

#4 Post by TWB » Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:57 am

Paul & Michele
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"Don't waste brain cells over something you can do nothing about." --My Wife

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