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  1. Prop corrosion/barnacles?

    Earlier this year when the river was running high, I managed to get my boat caught on a wing dike that's location I misjudged. (Water was swirling...

    Started by belercous, 10-08-2019 12:09 AM
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    05-25-2021 05:32 AM Go to last post
  2. Talon SS4 Prop for VF115 SHO on Sweetwater 2286 SBX

    I just bought a 2021 2286 sbx with a vmax 115, it came with an aluminum 135/8" x 14". With this prop, 4 people on board, no trim, the rpm was 6400...

    Started by Kapili, 03-16-2021 11:51 PM
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    03-17-2021 05:25 AM Go to last post
  3. 115 vs. 90

    We have been told by a local marine dealer that there is no difference in speed between the two. The 115 just has more torque and costs hundreds...

    Started by LadyGT, 02-17-2015 06:11 AM
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    02-20-2021 06:16 AM Go to last post
  4. Expectations, of HP.

    Why is it that when people go from a V hull boat with big HP to a pontoon with low HP they think that the speed should be adequate.??? I see in PDB...

    Started by funtooner, 06-13-2015 05:53 AM
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    02-06-2021 05:42 AM Go to last post
  5. Suzuki DF 90 2005 / Trim & Tilt

    The trim & tilt quit working, I can hear the relay clicking Sounds like the hyd pump motor is running when down is pushed but won't tilt up or down,...

    Started by Ezrollin, 11-08-2020 08:55 AM
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    11-16-2020 05:52 PM Go to last post
  6. 90 or 115 hp?

    so glad i found this forum! question for everyone.... i just ordered my 20 foot 2021 Avalon LSZ Cruise. i ordered it with a 115 hp yamaha rather...

    Started by Anthony, 09-27-2020 01:36 PM
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    09-29-2020 06:33 AM Go to last post
  7. Prop selection for Merc 50hp EFI BigFoot

    I have a 2014 Harris Cruisers 200 with Mercury 50 EFI BigFoot. AT WOT using 4 blade 13 7/8" x 13 P with 2 people on board, full fuel, I get 4100 rpm...

    Started by BigI, 07-24-2020 12:45 PM
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    09-04-2020 04:58 AM Go to last post
  8. My Engine Smokes Too Much

    1999 Johnson 50 HP 2 stroke w/ VRO. (oil injection) I'm told it's a common problem with this engines! There is no adjustment because fuel/oil pump...

    Started by Mike K, 08-20-2018 08:05 AM
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    06-12-2019 06:29 PM Go to last post
  9. Prop suggestions

    I have a customer who found a super clean 1984 model Evinrude 90 and put it on his 24 foot pontoon. Maiden voyage went OK with 5100 RPM and 23 mph...

    Started by Moser, 09-15-2018 06:26 PM
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    09-26-2018 11:27 AM Go to last post
  10. Is it wiring, or the starter solenoid

    Took my boat out for the first time this year. It started right up while on the trailer and once I backed it out and tied it to the dock, it wouldn't...

    Started by Need_More_Power, 06-17-2018 05:02 PM
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    06-25-2018 02:34 PM Go to last post
  11. Fuel keeps getting cut off

    I have a 1989 Mercury 100 HP outboard on a pontoon. Boat has a fuel cell. Every time I go to start it the fuel will not flow. First I thought it...

    Started by Need_More_Power, 06-19-2017 12:57 PM
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    06-17-2018 04:54 PM Go to last post
  12. wondering about Solar panel charger for outboard

    This would be for a 2002 25hp Mercury outboard on a 16' pontoon. Would it be a good idea to invest in a small solar panel charging unit for the...

    Started by Huggyd, 04-10-2017 02:07 AM
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    06-14-2018 07:22 PM Go to last post
  13. Help understanding engine ratings?

    If you're looking for the right engine and don't know where to start here's a breakdown of engine duty ratings :...

    Started by vscatena, 06-07-2018 11:35 AM
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    06-07-2018 11:35 AM Go to last post
  14. New power for the Forester.

    Some of you know that I work on outboards here at my house, in a 20 x 30 building I build in the Fall of 2015. I also buy and sell outboards that I...

    Started by Moser, 04-21-2017 08:01 PM
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    09-20-2017 06:56 PM Go to last post
  15. Mercury 50hp ELPTO warning buzzer

    I need to find where to hook up oil warning buzzer. Previous owner had such a rats nest of wires. In cleaning things I must have (although I was...

    Started by tommy24a, 05-09-2017 09:24 AM
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    05-09-2017 05:52 PM Go to last post
  16. Sevenate9's Tracker

    http://www.pdbmagazine.com/pontoonforum/showthread.php?1693-Video-1st-launch-of-the-year-fishing Watch the video of this boat rolling along at a...

    Started by Moser, 05-03-2017 09:59 AM
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    05-03-2017 01:00 PM Go to last post
  17. Thumbs down Rust in the fuel/water separator

    137313741375 Please look at these photos and tell if its normal or water or ethanol in the fuel.I havent gone out since basspro fixed the boat and...

    Started by Sevenate9, 04-13-2017 03:10 PM
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    04-14-2017 10:48 AM Go to last post
  18. Thinking about adding a second outboard

    I got a 20' pontoon with a 100 HP outboard. It came with a trolling motor, but the trolling motor is no good. I was thinking about getting another...

    Started by Need_More_Power, 04-09-2017 07:47 PM
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    04-10-2017 07:42 PM Go to last post
  19. High temp buzzer not working, want to replace it with a gauge

    As the title says, the buzzer is not working, I'll go through the wiring and see if it's a loose, or broken connection. I don't want to buy any...

    Started by Need_More_Power, 04-05-2017 07:25 PM
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    04-10-2017 06:48 PM Go to last post
  20. Leaking fuel accelerator

    Hello, Just got my first boat, it's a 2003 20' Lowe Suncruiser with a Mercury 100 hp, 2 stroke of unknown year, but I'll figure that out shortly....

    Started by Need_More_Power, 03-26-2017 09:24 PM
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    04-06-2017 01:57 PM Go to last post

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