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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 01:19 PM
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  1. Water Impeller

    I have a 90hp Yamaha and when I start it the water doesn't flow out. It's been sitting for a year and has 36hrs on the motor. Do you think the...

    Started by Capt Sully, 08-27-2020 04:16 PM
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    08-31-2020 02:58 PM Go to last post
  2. 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 05:20 AM
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    08-11-2020 01:17 PM Go to last post
  3. Drain holes...????

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

    Started by funtooner, 05-31-2014 06:10 AM
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    11-27-2019 08:49 AM Go to last post
  4. 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 06:18 AM
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    11-10-2019 09:53 AM Go to last post
  5. 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 06:25 AM
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    11-05-2019 07:10 AM Go to last post
  6. Stuff grows fast... even on new pontoons

    This is a big hold back on speed.

    Started by funtooner, 07-31-2012 08:35 AM
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    10-30-2019 08:47 AM Go to last post
  7. 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 06:42 PM
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    07-02-2019 07:41 AM Go to last post
  8. Water Impeller

    Has anyone replaced their Water Impeller on a Yamaha outboard, is it in the shaft or on the engine ? I don't have the manual. Is it something you can...

    Started by Capt Sully, 05-27-2019 08:18 PM
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    05-28-2019 08:22 AM Go to last post
  9. Question marine carpet on Amazon

    Any ever buy marine carpet for their pontoon boat on Amazon? I am scanning around and see what is available and wondering what others have gotten...

    Started by Huggyd, 05-02-2019 08:20 AM
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    05-02-2019 02:35 PM Go to last post
  10. 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 09:58 AM
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    04-12-2019 05:52 PM Go to last post
  11. 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 04:10 PM
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    03-22-2019 08:03 PM Go to last post
  12. 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 02:31 PM
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  13. 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 12:44 PM
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  14. 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 08:27 AM
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    11-27-2017 04:19 AM Go to last post
  15. 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 09:37 AM
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  16. 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 07:19 AM
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    09-15-2017 01:55 PM Go to last post
  17. 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 08:32 PM
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    07-10-2017 02:50 PM Go to last post
  18. 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 05:34 AM
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  19. 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 07:23 AM
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    04-20-2017 09:32 AM Go to last post
  20. 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 05:38 AM
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    04-16-2017 05:54 AM Go to last post

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