3RD POONTOON FOR THE 1992 TRACKER

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3RD POONTOON FOR THE 1992 TRACKER

#1 Post by tsmodie » Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:51 pm

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Its been a year since the rebuild, and have been enjoying the boat alot, but the performance is not what I want, and I am done with 2 stroke motors. I have purchased a brand new Mercury command thrust 150 4 stroke, And am having a 3rd pontoon built by greatlake skipper, Has anybody had any Experience with them? He is adding a transom to the center tube and lift strakes on the out side of it, we had alot of weight up front on this, which comes from 4 batteries and a 6 foot bar that we installed, I am presently getting about 22 mph, but the waves do come over the bow when the lake is rough, so the 3rd pontoon is going to help alot, any body done business with them? Tim
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#2 Post by curtiscapk » Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:25 pm

I haven't but they were where i would go if I had the means.....
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Re: 3RD POONTOON FOR THE 1992 TRACKER

#3 Post by captain28570 » Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:50 pm

How big are those toons ? Not an expert but if the outside toons are small I wonder how the 3rd toon will work. Is it still going to plow some.

I have a Manitou 22 footer with a 27 center and 23 outer toons. Gives a V shape. I get 43 with a G2 150. Boat rides very well.
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Re: 3RD POONTOON FOR THE 1992 TRACKER

#4 Post by tsmodie » Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:25 pm

The pontoons on the outside are 20 inch, I am puting a 24 inch on the center, with lifting strakes on both sides of the center tube, Do you have lifting strakes on the outer toons?
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#5 Post by captain28570 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:38 pm

Mine is the SHP package. It was about 2,500 more than the VP package. The SHP has strakes on all toons. I can turn at WOT on rails.

Don't think adding the outer strakes give much of speed advantage though. More handling and rated for more HP.

I would bet strakes on the middle toon being much bigger than the outer toons would really work well for you.
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#6 Post by Bamaman » Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:20 am

All you are needing with the strakes is getting the nosecones out of the water. That's good for 10 mph in most cases. It is best to have 115 horsepower or more and underskinning.

Great Lakes Skipper is one of the few sources of toons. Most are seconds. They have a website showing all kinds of products available for all kinds to boats. They are in Racine, Wisconsin just north of Chicago.
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#7 Post by tsmodie » Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:47 am

I was figuring strakes on the inside toon would be sufficient, for speed, and the larger center would help handling, does any body have a picture of there 3 pontoon set up on the rear, would like to see one and determine what length shaft I need on the motor?
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#8 Post by gerard143 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:09 am

You sure greatlakesskipper is custom building one for you? They generally just resell overstock or mildly damaged toons they get from vendors. I've bought a lot from them for boats. No issues ever.

These guys do good custom pontoon work. http://www.custompontoonboatkitsetc.com ... steps.html

4" extra diameter is significant increase on a center pontoon. Thats some v-hull action right there. Many might advise against that do to the added stress your boat wasn't built for. Idk. Curious myself. I say run it and let us know.

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#9 Post by bansil » Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:38 pm

:nana I would run a bigger center tube for sure, how is the centerline distance or quadrant distance between it and other 2 toons?

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#10 Post by FLOUNDERPOUNDER225 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:05 am

I have bought stuff from GLS, good dealings but as stated above GLS is a surplus outlet, I never heard of them doing custom work.
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#11 Post by gerard143 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:48 am

FLOUNDERPOUNDER225 wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:05 am
I have bought stuff from GLS, good dealings but as stated above GLS is a surplus outlet, I never heard of them doing custom work.


Hahah ur username is flounderpounder that’s mint. Hahahahaha

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#12 Post by tsmodie » Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:27 am

They do sell used pontoons and blemishes, but he said he would add strakes to both sides and install a transom mount, for about 2100, that about half of having a custon one made,Tim
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Re: 3RD POONTOON FOR THE 1992 TRACKER

#13 Post by willy13 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:29 pm

tsmodie wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:47 am
I was figuring strakes on the inside toon would be sufficient, for speed, and the larger center would help handling, does any body have a picture of there 3 pontoon set up on the rear, would like to see one and determine what length shaft I need on the motor?
GLS can tell you if there transom is for a 20" or 25" shaft. Depends on the design.

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