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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2017

    Cool My First Pontoon

    Never owned a boat (other than a Jet Ski), so I'm currently obsessed with discovering new things about them...which landed me here.

    Although it's a 2017 model, it had a previous owner for the summer. I cannot wait to try this thing out on the water! No test drive, so I'm living on faith with this one. Winter is hard in ND, and long.

    This is a Sylvan 2017 LZ LES, with Sea-Legs and a Merc 115 CT.

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    Jolly Mon
    -2017 Sylvan Mirage 8522 LZ LES
    -RPT, V-bottom tubes (2)
    -Mercury 115 CT, 4-stroke
    -Sea-Legs hydraulic Lift
    -Humminbird HELIX 5 CHIRP DI GPS G2
    Cruising the lakes of Northern Minnesota & ND

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2004


    Welcome Jolly. Beautiful toon you bought. Should bring many hours of fun with the family. Can only get so many people of a Jet Ski. I like that is has the Sea Legs. Will come in real handy. I think the 115 HP will do very well too. Should be able to pull a tuber and possibly a light skier with it. Enjoy and lets hope for a short winter..

    St. Louis/Lake of the Ozarks

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Raystown Country, PA


    Welcome Jolly, I agree, that is a very nice looking rig you've got there.
    1992 Tracker Party barge 24 (new deck, carpet and interior, 2019)
    1996 Mercury 115 ELPTO
    1983 Sea Nymph FM171 Striper
    1985 Johnson 70 J70ELCO

    Raystown Country, PA

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Denver, North Carolina


    Yup! Welcome to the party.
    Carl & Suzi
    2007 Bennington 2275rl tri-toon
    150 Honda 15x15p Enertia
    Power assisted steering
    Beautiful Lake Norman
    Pleiku Vietnam 1971
    Agent Orange

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Edwardsville, IL


    Welcome aboard Jolly. Nice boat, definitely not the base model. I can smell that new boat aroma from here. Mmm.
    1994 Tracker Party Cruiser
    115 hp Merc, 2 stroke

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    Welcome Jolly! Boat looks great! Congratulations!
    Steve & Sue (pups: Sky & Sierra)
    G3 SunCatcher V322 FC Yamaha 150
    Minn Kota 80 lb thrust trolling motor
    Grand Design tt Reflection 297RSTS
    Ford F250 6.7
    Frequent Ca lakes

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Boat at Lake of the Ozarks Missouri


    Hey Jolly Mon:

    Welcome to the PDB forum. Very nice rig you have and I'm sure you will really enjoy it this summer.

    Your pictures look nice and later in 2018 when the ice age leaves North Dakota please post some new ones in the water and your comments on pontooning.

    I'll send you a copy of the digital fall issue of PDB Magazine. Look in your PM message area for the link.
    Captain Tony
    2005 Summit by Triton - 220T Platinum 3Log
    2005 115HP Mercury Optimax - 228 Marine Master Trailer
    St. Louis & Lake of the Ozarks, MO.

  8. #8

    Default Welcome Jolly

    I also just purchased 2018 Sylvan 8522 F&C not as pretty as your but I am working on it. One of the first upgrades was to get rid of the stern cleats and replace them with pop-ups just one less thing when boarding from stern to trip over.
    Good luck with her

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