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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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  1. '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
  2. 2000 Mercury 90hp carb adjustment help

    I need some help for a friends 90 2 stroke. He rebuilt the carbs, cleaned the fuel tank and replaced all the fuel lines. It idles fine but spits...

    Started by cwag911, 05-30-2013 12:49 PM
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    05-31-2013 01:16 PM Go to last post
  3. Question 25HP Mercury 4stroke

    Just a question on the water pump on the 25HP Mercury 4stroke outboard. I have it on my 16' 2002 pontoon, I am looking at upgrading it to a 60HP but...

    Started by Huggyd, 04-12-2019 10:58 AM
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    04-12-2019 06:52 PM Go to last post
  4. 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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  5. 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
  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. 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
  8. Bottom paint help

    Just bought our first pontoon in the fall of last year. Now that spring is here looking to start getting it ready for the slip. It’s already bottom...

    Started by spotshot, 03-21-2019 05:10 PM
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    03-22-2019 09:03 PM 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. Changing lower unit oil in the slip

    I was long overdue to change the lower unit oil, but I don't have a trailer, so I had to get creative ...

    Started by LSU Engineer, 06-29-2020 06:20 AM
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    08-11-2020 02:17 PM Go to last post
  11. Check your cover...in winter weather.

    :( I know it's hard to keep an eye on your pontoon with all the goofy weather,But it will help so in spring you will not have to repair it I-I

    Started by funtooner, 01-14-2014 05:44 AM
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    02-24-2014 06:40 AM Go to last post
  12. 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
  13. Cleaning playpen

    At the time of purchase of my pontoon boat I had noticed what looks like hard water stains and have tried a few things to remove them (water/ vinegar...

    Started by hoejef, 02-02-2021 04:43 AM
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    02-03-2021 02:16 PM Go to last post
  14. Cleaning the Vinyl

    We keep our boat in the water at the marina from May - October. Each week when we arrived, we were met with mold, mildew and spider crap on all of...

    Started by looneytoons, 07-26-2012 01:46 PM
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    07-26-2012 08:07 PM Go to last post
  15. 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
  16. 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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    07-02-2019 08:41 AM Go to last post
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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

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