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Forum: Maintenance

From cleaning products to cooling systems to props, discuss any and all of your maintenance issues here.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Getting Boats out of Hibernation

    Does anyone have any good tips for getting your boat out of hibernation? Any horror stories you want to share?

    Started by Magda7, 01-09-2018 02:19 PM
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    01-21-2018 07:31 AM Go to last post
  1. How to get motor ready for winter. ??

    I've seen countless videos on YTube about winterizing OB motors and I have read as many articles on the subject as well. Fogging....changing...

    Started by Richinnc, 10-15-2018 03:31 PM
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    10-16-2018 09:27 AM Go to last post
  2. A Winter Lift for my Triton Summit

    OK folks: For years we have boated and docked in a low water cove so this has a tendency to shorten up our boating season. Further more, our all...

    Started by Captain Tony, 09-26-2018 01:44 PM
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    09-26-2018 01:44 PM Go to last post
  3. Unhappy Winterizing yet for Climate Challenged Boaters

    Hey PDB members / readers: Is the boat winterized and covered up yet for the duration? We pulled ours out the last weekend in September because...

    Started by Captain Tony, 10-10-2017 09:27 AM
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    11-27-2017 05:19 AM Go to last post
  4. Storage Covers for Winterization

    I just added some pictures of the new covers I purchased from Wholesale Marine Supply. Look in the maintenance forum under "Winterizing yet for...

    Started by Captain Tony, 10-15-2017 10:37 AM
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  5. Safe Cleaning Products

    I keep hearing bleach will "melt" stitching on vinyl seats, and avoid it. I see videos on YouTube where they use products with beach? I have small...

    Started by Mike K, 08-28-2017 08:19 AM
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    09-15-2017 02:55 PM Go to last post
  6. Battery Sugestions Needed

    Hey guys, Due to medical issues, I need to convert my pontoon trailer's winch to an electric version. My thoughts are to mount a battery on the...

    Started by WoodenPontoon, 06-30-2017 09:32 PM
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    07-10-2017 03:50 PM Go to last post
  7. Canvas Cover Repair

    Hi All, Happy Summer ! I just bought a new canvas cover for my boat, and as you know, the snaps must be fitted to the existing snaps. My question...

    Started by Mike K, 05-05-2017 06:34 AM
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    06-21-2017 08:22 AM Go to last post
  8. Trying to find LED bulbs

    I have been try to search for replacement bulbs for my pontoon. I find some and then start reading only to see that my bulbs aren't listed as...

    Started by Huggyd, 04-16-2017 08:23 AM
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    04-20-2017 10:32 AM Go to last post
  9. How's your carpet???

    Just a look at what can happen if you don't keep it covered or clean....:p

    Started by funtooner, 09-04-2013 06:38 AM
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    04-16-2017 06:54 AM Go to last post
  10. Thumbs up I got my boat back !!!

    I got my boat back from basspro after replacing two ignition coils and two injectors and the water separator filter.Mercury warranty did not deny the...

    Started by Sevenate9, 04-06-2017 08:22 PM
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    04-06-2017 08:22 PM Go to last post
  11. upholstery

    We have a Tahoe pontoon boat and covered it dockside with the cover while we were away this summer. The temperature went up to 30+ C while we were...

    Started by GArmstrong, 10-09-2016 03:31 PM
    seat, sun damage, vinyl spray
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    02-23-2017 06:36 AM Go to last post
  12. Winterization weekend

    Well the Missouri weather was unusually nice this past week so I took the opportunity to haul out the Summit Tritoon and get her buttoned up for...

    Started by Captain Tony, 09-26-2016 06:07 PM
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    09-26-2016 11:15 PM Go to last post
  13. Drain holes...????

    How come some MFG's have there drain ports on top?:p

    Started by funtooner, 05-31-2014 07:10 AM
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    08-20-2016 07:00 AM Go to last post
  14. Low Water Pontoon Lift

    OK so this may or may not be in the Maintenance category but I wanted to throw this out there for any one who has to clean the 2 or 3 'toons at the...

    Started by Captain Tony, 08-01-2016 01:38 PM
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    08-02-2016 09:27 AM Go to last post
  15. Re-cover forward seats

    When we bought our boat last October it had spent it's entire 20 year life on a small lake in a private subdivision. While the shade from the single...

    Started by swimnbike, 07-08-2016 09:09 PM
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    07-15-2016 11:13 AM Go to last post
  16. Impeller

    Getting the toon ready I put the muffs on and had a good water pressure, the motor started first crank, but the impeller wasn't flowing the water out...

    Started by Capt Sully, 06-26-2016 08:42 PM
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    06-30-2016 10:16 PM Go to last post
  17. To shine or not to shine.....it takes work.

    Here we go What's the goal? Mine was to show my pontoon and the TAP Fins.... But it started out just to show the pontoons off when rafted up to...

    Started by funtooner, 07-31-2012 06:44 AM
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    04-12-2016 10:20 AM Go to last post
  18. Replacing a mooring cleat without any access to underneath the fiberglass

    An aft chrome 4.5” mooring cleat on my fiberglass pontoon boat (13’ 2004 Escape Cruz - see photo link below) completely snapped off during recent...

    Started by Songbill, 04-10-2015 02:16 PM
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    mooring cleat
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    04-24-2015 08:13 PM Go to last post
  19. 'PreFixx' vinyl treatment?

    Information that came with my boat indicates that the vinyl was coated with "PreFixx", a proprietary anti-stain treatment. Anyone ever heard of...

    Started by LSU Engineer, 03-22-2015 09:31 AM
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    03-24-2015 10:01 AM Go to last post
  20. New Boat on Order, Now What?

    New boat should be here in approximately 3 weeks. Besides applying 303 to the vinyl seats, should we do anything else to keep it like new? Read a...

    Started by LadyGT, 02-24-2015 05:16 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    02-28-2015 08:50 AM Go to last post

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