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  1. Added a center pontoon

    I have an older model Lowe 24'. I found a 17' pontoon and mounted it in the center just forward of the "transom cone" for lack of a better name. I...

    Started by loonytoon, 02-18-2020 02:28 PM
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  2. Outboard motors

    I expect to buy my first boat, probably a Bennington 20 SLL, at the Columbia Boat Show this week. There' a choice of engines: Mercury, Yamaha,...

    Started by DocPit, 02-02-2020 09:58 PM
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  3. More newbie questions

    Iím trying to spec-out my first boat purchase. Hope I can get some advice on three issues: 1) The dealer charges $531 for Sharkhide on three...

    Started by DocPit, 01-28-2020 09:00 AM
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  4. Bennington vs Silver Wave

    Does anyone have an opinion about the relative basic build quality of Silver Wave vs. Bennington? I've heard Bennington is the only manufacturer...

    Started by DocPit, 01-29-2020 08:51 PM
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    01-30-2020 01:41 PM Go to last post
  5. History as to Strakes.....

    The way it came to be, Strakes.... So now we know...V hulls or Pontoons???

    Started by funtooner, 07-23-2012 12:24 PM
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  6. Questions from a newbie

    Hi everyone - I'm ready to purchase my first boat, and I spent the entire day at the Atlanta Boat Show learning about and comparing pontoon...

    Started by IslandMill, 01-16-2020 06:48 PM
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    01-20-2020 07:40 PM Go to last post
  7. Some basic newbie questions

    Iím thinking about buying a pontoon boat. I have no boating experience at all. Hoping someone can help me get answers to some questions based on...

    Started by DocPit, 01-05-2020 11:55 AM
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    01-20-2020 11:02 AM Go to last post
  8. GPS advice

    Iím planning on buying a pontoon to use on Lake Murray (SC). I would like to get some type of simple GPS device that (1) shows me where Iím going...

    Started by DocPit, 01-10-2020 09:36 PM
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    01-13-2020 12:43 AM Go to last post
  9. Any thoughts about Sun Tracker boats?

    I'm thinking about buying my first boat. My general impression is that Sun Trackers are "economy class" boats, v.s. "high end" Benningtons for...

    Started by DocPit, 01-07-2020 10:21 PM
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    01-10-2020 12:32 AM Go to last post
  10. third tube fuel cell in log

    I have a Lowe SS 230 RFL. Recently it began taking on water in the rear section of the center tube I took it into the shop (Fays Marina inLaPorte...

    Started by mave234, 08-31-2015 05:49 PM
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  11. lifting boat off of trailer

    I want to replace the carpet on bunks on my trailer. What would be the best way to jack the boat up off of the trailer? Thanks

    Started by darthawk, 10-22-2016 09:46 AM
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    01-07-2020 11:35 PM Go to last post
  12. Bow door open/closed when trailering

    Crazy question: Later this month I'll be trailering my pontoon boat US and Interstate highways. Since the boat is shaped like a barge, is there any...

    Started by sornstein, 10-06-2016 04:19 PM
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    01-07-2020 09:32 PM Go to last post
  13. Happy 2020

    Happy New Year to the PDB Magazine Forum family, may you have a happy, healthy, and prosperous, 2020.

    Started by Moser, 01-01-2020 12:59 PM
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  14. Happy 2020

    Wishing everyone a wonderful New Year and boating season.

    Started by Gil, 01-02-2020 09:04 AM
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  15. 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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  16. Bow thruster

    Does anyone have any experience with the Sideshift retractable pontoon bow thruster? We store our 25 ft. Harris tritoon in a wet slip with a pretty...

    Started by lknken, 11-28-2019 06:52 PM
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    12-07-2019 10:37 AM Go to last post
  17. Tie down ideas?

    I'm at a new marina this year & the slips don't have, nor will they allow me to install, cleats to tie down our boats. Poles. We have to tie our...

    Started by belercous, 11-21-2019 09:50 PM
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    11-23-2019 12:08 PM Go to last post
  18. Poker run and Pontoons..

    To run with the big horse power you need to spend some money, Yet it's more about fun with pontoons

    Started by funtooner, 07-17-2012 01:46 PM
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    11-22-2019 07:04 PM Go to last post
  19. Question pontoon enclouser

    Any good manufactores recomended for pontoon enclousers. Maybe somewhere in the southeast.

    Started by tooncrappie1, 03-02-2013 06:11 PM
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    11-21-2019 04:32 PM Go to last post
  20. structural failure

    I am new to this forum stuff but i would like to share something with those who may be interested. I have 2011 tracker party barge 24 with 30 hrs....

    Started by TUCK, 07-04-2015 11:22 AM
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    11-21-2019 05:24 AM Go to last post

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