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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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    12-10-2019 12:21 AM Go to last post
  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. '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
  11. 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
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    02-28-2015 08:50 AM Go to last post
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  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. replace fuel filter or fuel pump on Suntracker 32 Party Cruiser w. 3.0 Mercruiser?

    I am told by a Tracker mechanic that the only way to replace the fuel filter on this boat with this engine is to pull the entire fuel pump and...

    Started by crackerjack, 05-13-2014 07:11 AM
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    05-13-2014 07:11 AM Go to last post
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. Winter and water, opps...?

    The water must have froz and the seal gave way, small fix ... opps !!!;-D

    Started by funtooner, 12-18-2013 06:04 AM
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    12-18-2013 06:04 AM Go to last post
  20. Mercury 50 Bigfoot Manual

    Does anyone happen to have an electronic copy of a Mercury Service manual or know where I could find one? I would like to start doing some of the...

    Started by CaptainPete, 09-04-2013 03:38 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    09-04-2013 03:38 PM Go to last post

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