This place has been CRAZY quiet lately

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This place has been CRAZY quiet lately

#1 Post by riplipper » Thu Feb 02, 2023 12:19 pm

Or am I not seeing new posts for some reason?
Figured its winter, somebody has to be working on some sort of project??
And I am always available for some not so good advice.
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Re: This place has been CRAZY quiet lately

#2 Post by Rick McC. » Thu Feb 02, 2023 6:49 pm

Yes it has.
Probably the time of year as you said, the economy is no doubt having an effect; as it is on everything else…
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Re: This place has been CRAZY quiet lately

#3 Post by Simo » Fri Feb 03, 2023 7:07 am

This time of the year, most boating forums go quiet. Couple that with the fact that pontoons by and large don't have the maintenance issues that say cabin cruisers experience with their multiple systems.
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#4 Post by Steiner » Sat Feb 04, 2023 8:59 am

My biggest project was putting the battery charger on it. I think it deserves its own thread so please no questions here.
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#5 Post by riplipper » Tue Feb 07, 2023 4:42 am

I don't buy the economy part of it. Yes, housing has slowed by a bunch, but restaurants seem to be busier than ever.
People still seem to be spending like fools.
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#6 Post by Marc K » Tue Feb 07, 2023 7:47 am

We just had freezing/icy weather and no power for a couple of days, then pivoted to beautiful 70 degrees with a soft breeze.

More rain coming and that is a good thing because the lake is still low!

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#7 Post by curtiscapk » Thu Feb 09, 2023 2:11 pm

Quiet every year! I'll be redoing my transom next month. I have new wood (thanks PS)

https://www.pontoonstuff.com/collection ... nsom-board

And have a welder from work lined up to redo my brackets. More to come!


Does anyone have a merc motor lifter adapter that screws into the flywheel? Last time 8 of us manhandled it off and laid it on a picnic table!
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Re: This place has been CRAZY quiet lately

#8 Post by Steiner » Fri Feb 10, 2023 1:48 pm

Eight guys to lift a Merc 115? Did seven of 'em have full blown AIDS??? :lol3 :lol3 :lol3 :lol3 :lol3

Sierra makes a version of the Merc tool that is under $30. Sierra 18-9896
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#9 Post by curtiscapk » Fri Feb 10, 2023 2:06 pm

2 AM DRUNK AS BALLS undoing motor lifting it putting in new wood putting motor back on etc.!!!!!!!!!!!! :drink4 :drink4 :drink4 :drink4 :drink4 :drink4 :drink4 The admiral said if it aint fixed by morning we're selling toon! It got fixed! :smoke :happy
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#10 Post by Marc K » Fri Feb 10, 2023 6:29 pm

Even after you bragged, I refuse to say that your new wood looks good........... :rofl
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#11 Post by Steiner » Sat Feb 11, 2023 4:21 am

Marc K wrote:
Fri Feb 10, 2023 6:29 pm
Even after you bragged, I refuse to say that your new wood looks good........... :rofl

You thought it though. That counts.
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#12 Post by Marc K » Sat Feb 11, 2023 6:20 am

:lol3 :lol3 :eviltaunt
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#13 Post by riplipper » Tue Feb 14, 2023 12:40 pm

Replacing the horn on my Harris. Took me an hour to find the damn thing. Hard to find when it doesn't work.
Used in salt so I guess 5 years is not too bad.
This 22 dollar part is going to take me a few man hours and many beers to replace.
The old bolt holding it in place is FROZEN as F!
At least I now know where the rust has been coming from on my toon.
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#14 Post by curtiscapk » Wed Feb 22, 2023 7:33 am

:rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl I HAVE A NEW ONE AS WELL BUT IT'S TIGHT UP FRONT! :nutkick
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#15 Post by Rick McC. » Tue Feb 28, 2023 9:04 pm

Well; my tri-toon’s been out of the water since November. The airboat went in then; for going up to the hunt camp, and fishing the backwaters on the way in to camp:
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