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  1. Switching from Bench seat to captains chair

    I am planning on changing out my bench seat for a captains chair on my pontoon. Never really liked the bench seat. My question is, how are the...

    Started by tsimrak, Yesterday 08:58 AM
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  2. Water over bow??

    2002 Princess craft 16' Had a 25HP Merc Just got a new 50HP Suzuki 4-stroke (i) Haven't even put any hours on it yet. The main place we boat is...

    Started by Huggyd, 02-29-2020 12:44 PM
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    Yesterday 12:10 PM Go to last post
  3. Anyone have info (dirt?) on Forest River's one piece composite decking?

    Anyone have info (dirt?) on Forest River's new one piece composite decking? I know it's only been out for a couple of years but if any issues...

    Started by Nautical, 02-21-2020 04:07 PM
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    Yesterday 10:53 AM Go to last post
  4. Pontoon drain fittings

    I'd like to install drain fittings on my logs. I have someone who has a portable welder (it's a big PIA to haul my boat through city streets), but...

    Started by belercous, 03-12-2020 11:12 PM
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    Yesterday 09:31 AM Go to last post
  5. Tap Fin Performance update

    Well I finally got my boat into the water this past Saturday for the first time this year. As I mentioned on another thread, I was anxious to see how...

    Started by drive2boat, 08-10-2015 06:42 AM
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    Yesterday 09:12 AM Go to last post
  6. Dual transducers.....problem??

    Right now I am running a Humminbird Helix 5 Sonar GPS Chirp on my starboard toon. I would like to mount another Helix 5 Sonar GPS (but not...

    Started by Richinnc, 03-24-2020 04:25 PM
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  7. Finally changed my boats fluids

    I finally changed the oil and lower unit fluid in my Suzuki DF150. I had realllllly been dreading doing it and don’t really know why. Being in my...

    Started by Richinnc, 05-24-2020 12:05 PM
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    Yesterday 07:50 AM Go to last post
  8. When to shut off the engine

    I'm new to boating. I'm aware my boat key lanyard should be attached to an engine cut-off switch and also to my person. This suggests that every...

    Started by DocPit, 07-06-2020 07:23 AM
    safety
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    07-07-2020 07:34 PM Go to last post
  9. Spiders

    I'm a new boater. I've discovered that spiders are enthusiastic boaters. I'd like to keep them off my boat; however, I came across this in the...

    Started by DocPit, 06-02-2020 07:18 PM
    insects
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    07-06-2020 11:12 PM Go to last post
  10. "Best Practice" for boat covers

    Just got my first pontoon boat. It has a mooring cover. At our marina, I see most pontoons left w/o a cover unless the boat is not going to be used...

    Started by DocPit, 06-03-2020 08:59 PM
    boat covers
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    07-06-2020 11:06 PM Go to last post
  11. Regarding VHF radio

    Based on online reviews, I purchased an ICOM IC-M93D VHF. The manual says the battery charges in "approximately 3 hours." It also reads: "WARNING!...

    Started by DocPit, 06-11-2020 08:03 AM
    vhf
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    07-06-2020 10:59 PM Go to last post
  12. old guy with a problem

    1999 suntracker 24 with 3.0 mercruiser steern drive bought new in barn for 12 years would like to add hydraulic steering serious problem from...

    Started by tracker 1, 06-08-2020 10:54 AM
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    07-06-2020 10:50 PM Go to last post
  13. Tire Pressure

    I can't read the rating on the tires, what would you suggest for tire pressure for a 23' pontoon on a random trailer ?

    Started by Capt Sully, 06-02-2020 02:47 PM
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    07-06-2020 10:28 PM Go to last post
  14. Trailering with Outboard in Neutral

    Driving behind a pontoon today I noticed his 150 Mercury propeller spinning in the breeze so fast it was invisible. We were both doing about 65-70...

    Started by FogHorn, 07-06-2020 10:13 PM
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  15. Might want to think twice about buying a new Evinrude

    They are done with outboards...And yes, it's hard to believe, but true... ...

    Started by rickdb1, 05-28-2020 09:47 AM
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    06-01-2020 07:35 AM Go to last post
  16. Bennington Privacy Enclosure

    I just got a Bennington 20 SLL. The boat has a privacy enclosure. When they delivered the boat and we inspected the privacy enclosure, they had to...

    Started by DocPit, 05-28-2020 10:52 AM
    privacy enclosure
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  17. Fender Adjusters

    I just got my first boat, a Bennington 20 SLL. I’m told it’s considered bad form to keep fenders trailing in the water when underway. For me, the...

    Started by DocPit, 05-23-2020 08:15 PM
    fenders
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    05-26-2020 01:54 PM Go to last post
  18. MiniLake

    I was walking along our dock, and I noticed this apparently very well-kept Bennington with a large "puddle" in one area of the canvas. One would...

    Started by DocPit, 05-21-2020 07:56 PM
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    05-26-2020 11:25 AM Go to last post
  19. VHF radio on Lake Murray, SC

    I just got a pontoon boat, my first boat, for use on Lake Murray, SC. I have no idea what cell phone coverage is like across the lake; so I'm...

    Started by DocPit, 05-13-2020 07:45 PM
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    05-15-2020 06:52 PM Go to last post
  20. Prop size fo 24 bentley 240 cruise, 2008 merc 115 4 stroke

    I tried a 13.5 diamond 13 pitch, 4 blade stainless. Wont turn over 5000 rpm

    Started by Tim Birgenheier, 04-06-2020 04:17 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    04-10-2020 08:13 AM Go to last post

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