lifting nacelles for pontoon boats

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Re: lifting nacelles for pontoon boats

#16 Post by Bamby » Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:21 am

radiodave wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:28 pm
What is a water Glide?
It's linked in the original post where I mentioned it to you. Did you look at the link "water glide"? And no I didn't go back and edit it in..... :lol3
You should like it they make all kind of promotional promises on their product.... But if they were even half as good as promoted they'd be on half the boats out there and everyone would be familiar with them.
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Re: lifting nacelles for pontoon boats

#17 Post by radiodave » Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:56 am

Bamby, that water glide really looks like something!
Is the torpedo wire guided? :happy
Not enough surface area.

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Re: lifting nacelles for pontoon boats

#18 Post by radiodave » Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:06 am

Riplipper, I think what you say sums my idea up.
I am in a sense describing a jonboat with pontoon sides underneath.
It is not light, but with enough flat surface area, she displaces light.
A sheet of plywood describes the effect.
And the ride unfortunately is the reward that comes with.
I saw many deck boats for sale for a lot less but wondered why. Now I know. I passed them up as I wanted a pontoon for sealed floatation. I'm glad I did. Pontoons are meant to be elegant. Not ride like jon boats. Answers my question.

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Re: lifting nacelles for pontoon boats

#19 Post by radiodave » Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:38 am

Brings up another point.
If a pontoon boat was to ride like a skateboard long term, it's very construction could contribute to its destruction.
Way its,constructed.
Jonboats eventually leak as the rivets they are constructed of come unbucked for a reason.
Friend of mine when we were in the air force would borrow cleco clamps, replace several rivets at once.
Have to stop drill a bunch too.
All to often, the fasteners are the weak link.

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Re: lifting nacelles for pontoon boats

#20 Post by willy13 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:50 am

Its fun to play with idea's of getting lift on a pontoon boat. Its clear manufacturer have decided that lifting strakes are the best option. While they all claim to have a the best design, most are some sort of angles aluminum welded to the side of the pontoon. Varying in size and angle.

The biggest problem with adding them later is finding a welder that is comfortable with doing it, without causing leaks.

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Re: lifting nacelles for pontoon boats

#21 Post by steve1313 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:23 pm

willy13 wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:50 am
…………….. Its clear manufacturer have decided that lifting strakes are the best option. While they all claim to have a the best design, most are some sort of angles aluminum welded to the side of the pontoon.
And there's a reason they call them lifting strakes and not planing strakes. :biggrin2
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Re: lifting nacelles for pontoon boats

#22 Post by Bamaman » Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:49 pm

guy48065 wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:50 am
Bamby wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:48 am
(deck boats)...who have owned them were seeming glad to be rid of them ...
In the years I've been on this forum I don't believe I've ever seen a discussion on why deck boats get a bad rap. My boss at work is considering a used one--what should I tell him?
Deck boats are fast. But they have less room for passengers than pontoons. And they ride like crap. We have seen a number of pontooners go to deck boats only to trade back for tritoons. The room of a pontoon is a big deal.

And the tritoons with lifting strakes to get the nosecones up out of the water are the way to go. 115 hp will do the job, but they're much more pleasurable with 150 hp or more.
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Re: lifting nacelles for pontoon boats

#23 Post by TDJ2591 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:12 am

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