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  1. Slyvan vs Starcraft

    Hey all. New to the forum and have a question. I am looking at Slyvan and Starcraft boats. Are these from the same manufacturer? The two websites...

    Started by Jkocmd, 01-20-2019 11:11 AM
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    01-20-2019 12:52 PM Go to last post
  2. Why So Expensive?

    So I have been looking for a used boat for a few days now. Many are expensive even being over 10 years old. I am talking Encore, Bentley, Bennington,...

    Started by LadyGT, 02-11-2015 05:49 AM
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    01-19-2019 12:47 PM Go to last post
  3. Rookie Mistakes

    Hello everyone, I'm working on writing an article for PDB magazine about the rookie mistakes we all make as boaters. What rookie mistakes have you...

    Started by EmilyFitz, 12-13-2018 02:32 PM
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    01-16-2019 11:10 AM Go to last post
  4. Pee hole problem

    Problem is actually more toward the end of the post. After finally going through my new engines manual with a fine tooth comb, I find that...

    Started by Richinnc, 12-22-2018 03:38 PM
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    01-09-2019 05:21 PM Go to last post
  5. I knew that Pontoon Boats were getting more popular but . . .

    This Memorial Day the wife and I decided to take a drive to the lake where, 30 years ago, we spent our weekends with the kids enjoying the weekends...

    Started by carguy, 06-02-2018 11:27 AM
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    01-02-2019 08:28 AM Go to last post
  6. Motor turn

    Ok...dumb question of the week. I was wondering just how much a motor can be turned while towing without causing any damage. I am able to...

    Started by Richinnc, 12-20-2018 01:33 PM
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    12-20-2018 04:34 PM Go to last post
  7. New to board and to pontoons boats as well.

    Hey all. Just getting into pontoon boats. In fact, it is still being built and hopefully available for pick up end of this month. Then it will be...

    Started by Richinnc, 10-04-2018 03:15 PM
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    12-13-2018 05:47 PM Go to last post
  8. Sun Tracker and rough water

    Anyone have some feedback on how ther Sun Tracker handled some rough water I have a 2011 PB 24 with 115 merc 4 storke 24" toons she is 26' ...

    Started by TUCK, 07-12-2015 07:40 PM
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    11-25-2018 08:06 AM Go to last post
  9. Pontoon handling in wind & waves

    I live on a large lake and have to cross it (6 miles, 20ft pontoon) to reach a spring area. With a 10-15mph wind, the waves become 2-3 feet and very...

    Started by Grant, 11-11-2018 09:13 AM
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    11-17-2018 09:11 AM Go to last post
  10. Boat Lift for Escape Cruz, Eldebo, or similar pontoon boat

    I live on a small fresh water lake and own an Escape Cruz pontoon boat, which I keep at the bulk head at the backyard of our home. If you are the...

    Started by Songbill, 11-16-2018 05:10 PM
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  11. new to the board

    Hey all, New to the board and pontooning for that matter. We just purchased a 2008 starcraft 20 foot pontoon with a 60HP Suzuki. Looking forward...

    Started by ratherboutdoors, 09-27-2018 02:53 PM
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    10-02-2018 08:51 AM Go to last post
  12. Hard to steer

    I have a new to me Suntracker Party Barge 22 it has a 60hp Mercury and it is a pig to steer. It requires two hands. I wanted to try a hydraulic...

    Started by tsteever, 09-18-2018 12:04 AM
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    09-29-2018 09:06 PM Go to last post
  13. New to Pontoons

    Hello all, I just purchased my first boat a 23' Starcraft Pontoon and am super excited. Was hoping to find out any thing I should know prior to...

    Started by redwhtblu, 09-22-2018 06:06 PM
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    09-25-2018 12:05 AM Go to last post
  14. Pontoon Boat or Party Barge?

    Not a big deal but I'm just curious. Here in Maine where I boat the natives referrer to pontoon boats as party barges. I wonder if this is a holdover...

    Started by carguy, 08-04-2018 02:16 PM
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    09-14-2018 01:17 PM Go to last post
  15. Lake of the Ozarks SHOOTOUT

    Hey pontoon drivers: The 30th annual Lake of the Ozarks Shootout; a for charity to local firefighters and support services was held over the weekend...

    Started by Captain Tony, 08-30-2018 05:31 PM
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    08-31-2018 11:23 AM Go to last post
  16. Seat Frame Question

    1470 Does anyone on here know why the seat frames on my Sweetwater have molded in depressions as shown it the photo? Do they serve a function?...

    Started by carguy, 08-11-2018 12:04 PM
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    08-13-2018 05:54 AM Go to last post
  17. Thumbs down My PDBM subscription was terminated unexpectantly

    I have been subscribing to PDBM for a couple of years or so through the magazine on-line subscriber Zinio and, thinking that it had been a while...

    Started by carguy, 07-31-2018 11:43 AM
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    08-04-2018 11:44 AM Go to last post
  18. Need a new trailer axle

    Looks like my failure to grease the hubs led to a complete disintegration of the spindle and bearings. My pontoon boat trailer is from the 90's and...

    Started by Need_More_Power, 06-25-2018 03:59 PM
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  19. Mildew on Upholstery - HELP

    The seats on my 2004 Palm Beach are in excellent condition (no rips, tears) except for one issue. I have been fighting mildew since last summer. I...

    Started by sornstein, 05-31-2018 10:03 AM
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    06-08-2018 10:16 AM Go to last post
  20. Salute the Troops

    Hello everyone! This is Emily, the newest writer at PDB magazine. I'm currently collecting stories for our upcoming Salute the Troops issue. We are...

    Started by EmilyFitz, 04-24-2018 10:51 AM
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    05-29-2018 07:48 AM Go to last post

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