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  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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    12-10-2019 12:21 AM Go to last post
  1. 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
  2. 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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    11-27-2019 09:49 AM Go to last post
  3. 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
  4. Cleaning out the cavities... and lost speed...???

    What can you do to clean out the cavities inside of a strake???I know you can clean the out side ,but the growth is in the strake as well

    Started by funtooner, 07-20-2012 07:25 AM
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    02-26-2021 01:06 PM Go to last post
  5. it's that time,... to clean the logs.

    Yep,.... it's that time of the year to clean the logs.

    Started by funtooner, 05-14-2013 07:18 AM
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    01-25-2021 08:36 AM Go to last post
  6. 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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    04-24-2015 08:13 PM Go to last post
  7. Any Experience with Shark Hide?

    I just bought a new pontoon- at least I have paperwork showing that I own a new boat, but due to trailer issues, it is in Tennessee and I'm in...

    Started by Drive2Boat, 09-01-2012 08:32 AM
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    09-14-2012 10:36 AM Go to last post
  8. bilge pump on I/O pontoon

    I have a 2003 Odyessy Lextra tritoon with a 305 V8. Recently the bilge quit working and the engine compartment took on some water. We had to use an...

    Started by welltooned, 07-27-2013 07:08 PM
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    10-24-2014 07:35 AM Go to last post
  9. 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
  10. Ran Aground, Over-Heated Engine, How I Solved It on the River

    Last week We tried to go between a couple of islands near Grafton (on the Ill, just above the confluence with the Miss. Trying to get to the Miss...

    Started by belercous, 08-26-2013 11:04 PM
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    09-04-2013 09:32 AM Go to last post
  11. Stuff grows fast... even on new pontoons

    This is a big hold back on speed.

    Started by funtooner, 07-31-2012 09:35 AM
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    01-28-2021 07:10 AM Go to last post
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. recovering seats, lounge, and dressing room

    any one know about what it cost to recover pontoon furniture?

    Started by mgann, 12-06-2013 02:58 PM
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    01-24-2014 12:04 PM Go to last post
  15. Angry Pontoon Boat non working speedometer

    :(Hi , I have had a non working speedometer since I bought this boat new in 2010 . it is a 2010 bently oncore 200 cruise . it has never worked...

    Started by saltydog, 08-08-2014 04:41 PM
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    08-23-2014 07:25 AM Go to last post
  16. Question ok a question about my 115 mercury lower end unit

    ok I have read a few places about changing the oil in the lower end unit, my mercury is a 2013 115 horsepower unit four stroke. do I need to change...

    Started by craig and mary chase, 10-14-2014 10:57 AM
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    12-03-2014 04:48 PM Go to last post
  17. 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
  18. Question Enricher Valve

    any ideas here? I have been working on my 25HP merc 2002 bigfoot 4s Last year it was running, not so smooth, I only run Prim Grade Gas in it. I...

    Started by Huggyd, 05-13-2019 07:42 PM
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  19. Well, it finally happened

    We were taking a friend out on the lake today and she was going to be here at 11:30 this am. Uncovered the boat at 10:00am and brought 2 can of gas...

    Started by cwag911, 09-15-2012 05:05 PM
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    11-21-2012 11:02 PM Go to last post
  20. Removing Steering wheel

    I wanted to remove my "destroyer" style steering wheel, but could not get the cap off ! It turns easily in either direction about 1/4 turn. It does...

    Started by Mike K, 06-28-2013 08:52 AM
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    01-05-2015 05:36 AM Go to last post

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